Top tips for creating a cosy living room

After a long day of work, there’s nothing like curling up on the sofa and enjoying a bit of well-deserved TV with a cup of tea. Our living rooms are a haven – a place where we can draw the blinds and simply relax – making them one of the most important rooms in the house. For this reason, spending time creating a perfectly cosy space is essential to making the most of our living rooms and really enjoying some downtime.

To build a living room you never want to leave, follow our top tips:


It’s difficult to truly relax when your living room is full of clutter. Even though bare, minimalist rooms don’t always scream “cosy”, there’s a lot to be said for tidy spaces with few disruptions. After all, can you really concentrate on your favourite TV show when there are children’s toys strewn across the floor, or piles of washing staring at you from the next sofa? Spend time decluttering and enjoy switching off your mind.

Incorporate warm colours

Yellow, orange and red are all associated with optimism and positivity, so find ways to add subtle bursts of colour where possible. There are many ways of doing this without having a complete overhaul of your interior design, so you won’t need to make many changes to add a little extra ambience to your room. It may be as simple as adding some fairy lights, a few new pillows or a heavy set of drapes.

Add rugs and throws

Cold floorboards and bare sofas aren’t conducive to a cosy environment, so add a few well-placed rugs and throws to add a little extra warmth to your living room. There’s nothing quite like wrapping up in a blanket and enjoying a film with your family, so revamp your living room with just a few soft rugs, blankets and fluffy pillows.

Go back to nature

It’s no coincidence that we feel calm when surrounded by nature. Surrounding ourselves with nature has been proven to boost our physical and mental health, which is why we’re often encouraged to spend more time outdoors and bring the outdoors in. Why not apply the same ideas to your living room? Fill your living room with flowers and leafy plants to keep yourself feeling calm no matter what.

Add a fireplace

Warmth is essential to a cosy living room, so why not add a gorgeous roaring fire to your home? You’ll be able to sit back and relax while the fire heats your home, keeping you and your family toasty through the night. There’s just something so special about sitting next to a fire, and they really do add a whole other level of comfort to a home. Whether you opt for gas or electric, having a crackling fire installed in your living room is a surefire way to make it cosy.

At Fireplace Superstore, fireplace suppliers based in Cheshire, we believe that a stylish gas fire or a traditional wood fireplace truly can transform a living room, making it the heart of the home. That’s why we supply and install a wide range of exceptional electric, gas and solid fuel fireplaces to bring your home to life. Whatever your requirements, we at Fireplace Superstore have the solution for you. We’re also proud to supply a selection of gorgeous beams, mirrors and hearths to truly personalise your home.

To browse our range of fireplaces and book a visit to our showroom in Cheadle Hulme, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.