Ingredients For A Cosy Living Room

After a long stressful day there is nothing nicer than coming home, kicking off your shoes and relaxing for the evening.

This time of year we spend a lot more time indoors.  Whether you’re sitting in front of the TV watching X-Factor or snuggled up with a good book, a warm, cosy and comfortable living space is a must to unwind from the stresses of the day.  

But achieving your look needn’t cost the earth.  Follow these tips to achieve your look without breaking the bank.

Littlewoods living room selection

Clarissa Corner Sofa with Chaise from Littlewoods Ireland  

  • Keep the walls neutral and allow your soft furnishings and accessories take centre stage. The sofa is often the biggest purchase in the room so stick with a neutral colour.  It’s so much easier to change the look by simply changing your accessories.
  • Introduce textures and layers for a warm cosy feel.  A large vibrant rug or piece of art is much more dramatic than an entire painted wall.
  • Consider dual purpose furniture.  Coffee tables and lamp tables with drawers or storage is a must in small spaces.
  • Bring your look together by picking out accent colours and repeating them throughout the scheme.
  • When adding accessories use even numbers for a traditional look while odd numbers work better in a contemporary setting – 3 vases, candlesticks etc.

Disclaimer: This article has been brought to you in association with Littlewoods Ireland.  All the elements used in the mood board are available from their website.


About Karen

My name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.


  1. I’ve learned a lot from your blog here. Keep on going my friend; I will keep an eye on it.

  2. Thank you Stela – glad you enjoy my blog and thanks for visiting

  3. Love these ideas! So many things I need to incorporate in my home! My new home has a large living room. It only have one window and two large openings from other rooms and lots of blank wall space — any ideas for decorating??

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