What’s better than curling up on the sofa while reading your favorite book and drinking a hot cup of coffee on a cold winter night? Well, it’s all these things taking place in a very warm and welcoming living room!
Don’t worry if yours isn’t cozy enough. There are ways to make it so, and sometimes all you need to do is satisfy your senses.
Imagine the wonderful sight of your beautiful French fireplace mantels and the soothing scent of sandalwood emanating from the burning fire logs. Most likely, you’ll immediately feel relaxed.
This is because scents can positively affect people’s overall well-being – from helping relieve stress to alleviating headaches. Try using specialty firewood, scented candles, or fragrance oils to make your living room smell more pleasant and see how it makes you feel.
Imagine some more the living room described above, but add light yellow walls and a carpet, curtains, and throw pillow covers in shades of orange and red. You’ll probably feel warm this time. Like scents, colors can have an effect on people’s moods.
Warm colors like red, yellow, and orange can evoke warm, cozy, intimate, and inviting feelings. Try the warm color scheme and see how this works for you.
Imagine, for the last time, the living room again, with a thick-cushioned, cotton fabric-upholstered sofa and fluffy throw pillows now in the picture. In all probability, you’re just about ready to curl up on the couch! There’s nothing more inviting than the feel of soft cotton all around you when you’re lounging on a sofa.
Go to a furniture store and sit on one to see how truly comfortable it can be
So give your living room a makeover to please your senses of smell, sight, and touch, and you might just find yourself on your sofa with a book and coffee even during summer!