One of the biggest misconceptions and prejudices is the idea that luxurious and cozy cannot coexist. When talking about luxury, the majority of people envision an impeccable, immaculate area in which the furniture and decorative elements are chosen for their visual and financial value. In their minds, this leaves little room for coziness and comfort.
The problem with this idea lies in the fact that luxurious and luxurious-looking aren’t one and the same. Second, just because something is expensive doesn’t mean that it’s luxurious. Lastly, functional beauty is an objective to strive towards in the living room. With that in mind and without further ado, here are several tips for a luxurious and cozy living room that you should consider.
1. Crown molding
The perfect method of making a large living room cozier is to add crown molding to it. There are multiple reasons for this. First, a crown molding is an inexpensive method of adding more visual luxury to the room. Second, the thing about crown molding is that it amplifies the visual impact that the color of the room makes. For instance, a large room painted in bright colors will look substantially warmer and cozier. With crown molding, the barrier between the ceiling (as well as walls or floor) might be erased, as well.
2. Cushions to the rescue
When talking about coziness, there’s nothing that will come to one’s mind before the couch cushions. So, what do cushions do in this setup? First of all, they provide the couch with some extra visual texture. Provided that the color of the cushions is vibrant, this can help break the monochrome impression that the couch will make on that particular area. Keep in mind that it’s far easier to match the palette of the accessories and ornaments with the help of cushions than to do so with the choice of the furniture. Speaking of which…
3. Wall art
Choosing suitable wall art for your home is not a simple task. Ideally, you would look for pieces that meet two vital criteria. First, there’s the subjective issue of picking the piece that you feel strongly toward. Second, you need to opt for a piece that will go great along with your living room. The color palette is the first thing to pay attention to. Still, if the piece is particularly good, you might even want to consider accessorizing to match it and not the other way around. The shape of the piece or its frame might also be a big factor.
4. Area rug
The next thing worth keeping in mind is the importance of buying an area rug. First of all, this will make the place cozier by increasing the temperature in the room. For those who enjoy being barefooted in their own home, the fuzzy feeling of a woolen rug beneath their soles is something quite unique. Thematically, area rugs are incredibly important in sectioning large living rooms. This way, they can act as islands around which the entire room revolves. Those who have kids might consider a tad larger rugs, which would soon become a playground area.
5. Layer lighting
What happens when you have to choose between the ambient and the functionality? This is not the question that you have to worry about, seeing as how layered lighting solves both of these issues. Moreover, it allows one to illuminate separate parts of the living room, leaving the rest of the area in relative darkness. In some scenarios, the impression will be similar to the illumination spread by an open fireplace. Speaking of luxury and coziness, it really doesn’t get any better than that.
The very last thing worth keeping in mind is the fact that the subjective impression is all that counts really. Still, even when forming a subjective impression, you should strive to be as objective as possible. Keeping an out of place item just because you like it might ruin the entire impression. The key to balancing between coziness in luxury lies in fitting cozy in the frame of luxury and not the other way around. Fortunately, this is not as hard to achieve as it sounds.