How to create a cosy living space in your home

The home centres around the family; therefore, you will want to create a cosy space where you can all enjoy quality time together. You will need to think about who will be coming to your home; for example, older guests will love comfortable sofas and plenty of warmth, while children will need space on the floor to play with their toys. We have a few ideas mainly based on the stereotypical cosy home that you may have seen in films. When you think of a cosy home one of the first things you may think about is a stove with people surrounding it for warmth. If you don’t have a stove in your home, then you may be missing out on the opportunity to make it as cosy as possible. If you’re looking for Stoves Northern Ireland based companies, then look no further than

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Use warm colours
These are vibrant, warm colours that will instantly make your room feel cosy and comfortable.

Hygge for Hogmanay

Hygge is the word of the moment for creating cosy domesticity. Hygge, which may not trip off the tongue too easily, focuses on simple and positive experiences. It is about togetherness and spending quality time with family and friends. Hygge has been shortlisted for the 2016 Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year because it is so on-trend. For home furnishings, this has been interpreted as warm interiors in direct contrast to recent trends of minimalism or pure white styles.

The Nordic trend for solid wood flooring has also come to the UK, combining style with practicality. This type of flooring is perfect for children to spread out to play games, with colourful rugs scattered across the floor to add extra warmth. We would also suggest that everyone has a present of slipper socks under the tree so that their feet and toes are kept toasty warm.

If you are not lucky enough to have a real fire, you can recreate the effect by playing a video of a burning log fire on your smart TV. If you do this, you may want to dim the lights or spend quality time by candlelight to add to the warm and cosy feel. Finally, all you need is mugs of hot chocolate with marshmallows, mulled wine and boxes of chocolates to share to make your hygge moment complete.