Winter has been arriving with a lot of force in the past few months. The cold sends people scurrying to heaters, blankets, and warm drinks. If a living room is not well-maintained this time of the year, it can feel cold and impersonal. You may feel like you cannot escape the harsh conditions outside your home when you step into this space. Your living room, whether an apartment or a house, is one of the most important rooms in your home. It should be inviting and comfortable year-round. If yours feels like it could use an extra bit of comfort and warmth this winter, try some of these furniture ideas below.
Hang Nice Art or Posters
There is nothing that can warm up a room faster than excellent art. It will also make your space more inviting. Art doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy to warm up a living room; you only need framed pictures of happy times with family and friends. The right combination of colors and the right amount of prints can transform your space into something beautiful. You can also add some framed posters, especially with big walls in the living room. This can be a great touch above the fireplace to create the perfect combination of warmth and modernity.
You can also warm your living room in winter by adding lamps and tiny lights that only take up a little space. You can also set up a small Christmas tree or use your fireplace to add warmth to your living room. If there is no fireplace, you can still light a fire in a decorative fireplace that doesn’t burn wood. It’s essential to make sure that the lights are dimmed. You don’t want it to be too bright for the room.
Use plants to make your living room look bright and comfortable in the winter. You can take potted plants that are small and simple, such as ferns or cactus, and place them on an end table or coffee table (or both!). Hummingbirds like to nest inside small pots, which you can use. You could add more miniature houseplants like African Violets, decorative foliage, or ivy. You can put one pair of ivy by each window, and it will look natural without being too busy on the wall.
Decorate with blankets
Fall and winter are excellent seasons for using throw blankets. You can cover your couch or the loveseat and transform your space this season. Use different colored blankets in pairs, or you can use some old vintage fabrics to add unique style and design to your living room. A blanket can also serve as a throw pillow, so that’s another alternative
Change the Curtains or Blinds
Changing the curtains or blinds can be a great idea. If you need the light to be softer and warmer, you can use sheer curtains or eyelets to let lamps shine through. If you have some dark curtains, use blackout blinds to enhance the seclusion of your place. If you have an apartment or a house with small windows, these will also be beautiful accessories in your living room.
You can use your living room to be cozy and warm even during the coldest season. You don’t need to spend too much on heating to keep yourself warm because you can use furniture ideas to make it warm and comfortable. Hanging excellent art, changing curtains and blinds, using plants, and adding throw blankets can transform your living room during this time of the year. And if your living room furniture itself needs an upgrade this winter, our room stylists at Amish Oak in Texas are here to help. Contact our San Antonio or New Braunfels furniture stores to find the perfect furniture pieces to warm up your living room this winter!