Creating a comfortable lounge area is perfect if you have a large family, or even if you just want somewhere tranquil to get away from it all. Whether you like to use the lounge to watch TV or read your favourite books, there are a number of things you can do to make it as comfy as possible. Here are some tips to help you decide what to do:
Choose Relaxing Colours
One of the first things you can do to make your lounge area more comfortable is choose relaxing colours. Colours that make you feel relaxed might not be the same as colours that make somebody else relaxed, but there are guides online you can look at to help you. Neutral colours are a fairly safe bet, because you can then accessorise them with any colours you want. You can even change the colours much easier than you would if you were painting the walls. Neutral isn’t for everybody though; some people find it boring. You could paint one wall blue, or the whole room your favourite colour. Deep colours can promote relaxation, and so can colours commonly found in nature. Colours that are too bright might stimulate you too much and won’t do that well to promote relaxation. Choose the colours you use in the room carefully. It should be something you’ll feel happy with for a while, as redecorating can be a real chore!
Use Lots of Textures
Using lots of textures in your lounge area will make the place feel far more comfortable. Your goal should be to encourage people to want to touch things when they enter. Include all kinds of fabrics, from suede, to faux fur, to leather, to wood. Anything can work! For instance, many people like to have dark wooden floors contrasting with a light faux fur rug. Carpet can seem old fashioned, so this is a great alternative that feels really relaxing. There are plenty more tips online if you’re not sure how to mix these different textures up together.
Don’t Skimp on the Cushions
Don’t skimp on the cushions for your sofa. Having lots of different cushions in different sizes, shapes, and designs can add to the texture we mentioned earlier. Plus, it’ll make your sofa feel far more comfortable. Pile them up and learn how to lay them out so they look aesthetically pleasing.
Look Into Unique Furniture
Look into unique furniture to see if you can create a cool look in your lounge area. You can have unique furniture and create a comfy look at the same time. Some people even like to have huge beanbags in their lounge area for reading and relaxing. These can come in different textures too, killing two birds with one stone! Visit ComfySacks.com for more details.
Install a Fire
What could be more comfortable in your lounge area than a roaring fire? You don’t always have to have a real life fire installed though, as they can be pricy and take a lot of time to maintain. Instead, you can have an electric fire installed, that looks and feels much like a real fire but requires little to no maintenance. This can be the perfect accompaniment to a good book!
Have Bookshelves and Books
When books and bookshelves are around, I instantly feel more relaxed. The worn book covers and thumbed pages make me feel almost sleepy, but very content! Even if you don’t plan on reading these books, putting up a few vintage books on a shelf can add to the atmosphere. It can give guests something to flick through too!
Put Up Art
Art can help you to personalise your home. It also makes any room look way more interesting. Put up some of you favourite pieces to help give your lounge some ‘oomph’. Just because you’re making this room comfortable, doesn’t mean that it has to be boring.
Include Flowers and Plants
Flowers and plants will add a little colour and life to your lounge area. They’re good for your health too! You can make them fairly low maintenance, or even invest in convincing fake plants if you don’t want to have to worry about them.
Make Sure There’s Room for Everybody
If you live with your family, you’ll need to make sure there’s room for everybody. Make sure there’s plenty of seating and the lay out makes sense. It should be a practical room as well as comfortable.
Make it Smell Nice
You might not be able to see scent, but it definitely makes a room feel more comfortable. You can use candles that smell like cookies and cakes from Yankee Candle to really make the lounge feel homely. Be warned though: not recommended when you’re on a diet!
Work on Your Layout With Feng Shui
Getting the lay out for your lounge area can be difficult, but feng shui can help. Feng shui aims to create a practical layout while welcoming positive energy and keeping negative away. It might sound like a load of rubbish to you, but it can definitely make a layout nicer. Try it and you might be surprised at how much better your lounge area feels. You may do things like face mirrors away from entry points, as they can bounce negative energy around the room. You might not believe that, but if your home life does improve as a result, it’s a bonus!
Having a comfy lounge area you can retreat to when you’ve had a long day is one of the best things about being a homeowner. Make sure it speaks to you in terms of colour, style, accessories, etc. Something that makes one person feel relaxed may not make another feel relaxed, so it depends on what works for you. The two most important things are definitely comfy seating you can just sink into, as well as plenty of texture to create that cosy feel. Do you have any tips of your own you’d like to share? Leave them below! Thanks for reading!