country Living room by De Plankerij BVBA

19 easy ways to have a cosier home

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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We might be enjoying the warmer weather right now but, before we know it, we'll be heading into autumn and winter. With that comes the need for some more cosy interior design styles. The question is, how do you transition from summer brights and warm days to cooler evenings and a desire to curl up on the sofa in your perfectly decorated living room?

Well, we have the answers for you! Take a look at what we'll be embracing in a bid to get a little more cosy and see if you might want to follow in our footsteps. 

1. Soft lighting will create a cosy atmosphere at any time of day

2. Wood flooring will make any room look a lot warmer and welcoming

Richmond Full House Refurbishment: minimalistic Living room by A1 Lofts and Extensions
A1 Lofts and Extensions

Richmond Full House Refurbishment

A1 Lofts and Extensions

3. The more cushions, the better! For creating a comfortable and cosy set up, pile on the pillows!

4. Heavy curtains will help to lock out the light and external noise, leaving you with a cosy, snuggly room

5. A woodburner not only looks great, it adds a certain warmth and aroma that invokes all sorts of cosy feelings

Heath Cottage Living Room: modern Living room by Brown + Brown Architects
Brown + Brown Architects

Heath Cottage Living Room

Brown + Brown Architects

6. Vintage furniture, such as Chesterfield sofas, always have a lot of character and naturally contribute to a cosy interior scheme

Country House in Tenterden: classic Study/office by Bandon Interior Design
Bandon Interior Design

Country House in Tenterden

Bandon Interior Design

7. Window shutters are amazing for adding some heritage, as well as a cosy way to block out sunny rays for a luxurious soak

Small Acrylic Boat Bath: country Bathroom by BC Designs
BC Designs

Small Acrylic Boat Bath

BC Designs

8. Low level furniture is perfect for evening snuggling and cosiness, especially in a corner sofa formation

9. Stripped back pine furniture creates a cosy vibe in every room of the house. This bed frame is the ideal sleep haven

Oakland 4ft 6 Double Bed: country Bedroom by The Cotswold Company
The Cotswold Company

Oakland 4ft 6 Double Bed

The Cotswold Company

10. If you have a crafty streak, a patchwork quilt will not only be a fun project to complete, it will also help to create a cosy aesthetic

Fusion interiors : minimalistic Bedroom by The Orange Lane
The Orange Lane

Fusion interiors

The Orange Lane

11. A heavy textured wool carpet will keep a room feeling warm, perfectly finished and wonderfully cosy

Silver Birch:  Walls & flooring by Crown Floors
Crown Floors

Silver Birch

Crown Floors

12. Natural materials reflect light, add depth and have a real way of adding a safe, warm feeling to a room

13. Decorating with a dark colour scheme will keep a room feeling more enclosed and cosy than fresh summer brights

Sundown, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall: modern Living room by The Bazeley Partnership
The Bazeley Partnership

Sundown, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall

The Bazeley Partnership

14. A variety of different soft furnishing textiles will create a matrix of cosiness in any room. Wool, tweed and heavy cotton all work well together!

Bedroom 3: mediterranean Bedroom by TG Studio
TG Studio

Bedroom 3

TG Studio

15. Fake animal skin rugs are perfect for a little rustic cosiness

16. Focus a living room around a heat source and it will always feel cosy and warm

17. Rustic and traditional kitchen styles naturally have a cosy feel to them, especially when they are the undisputed hub of the home

18. Don't forget to also use all of our tips in more surprising rooms of the house! A bathroom can be ultra cosy, especially with the addition of some bubble bath and candles!

Fletcher's Cottage Bathroom: rustic Spa by Aitken Turnbull Architects
Aitken Turnbull Architects

Fletcher's Cottage Bathroom

Aitken Turnbull Architects

19. Large amounts of wood feel so cosy in a family home. Ceiling panelling is our new favourite thing!

Are you looking forward to the cooler months?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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