How To Transform Your Living Room With The Right Soft Furnishings

shares

Your living room is not only a prime gathering zone for the entire household, it’s also where you’ll first step into when you return home. Decking it out in comfortable and cosy soft furnishings can really make the space feel welcoming. Here are some tips on how you can turn your living room into a haven for you and your family.

Prop up those cushions
What’s the easiest way to refresh your living area? Cushions! To change things up regularly, stock up on cushion covers in a variety of styles. These fabric coverings are the simplest way to change the feel of the room according to your mood. Combine them with neutral furnishings, and you can have a bohemian vibe one day and a modern look the next! Always put together cushions in different sizes for depth.

Image credit: Bungalow 55

Image credit: Bungalow 55

Roll out the rug
Flooring materials like ceramic tiles can feel cool underfoot, particularly on rainy days. A rug gives a feeling of warmth and comfort during the monsoon season. Rugs can take up plenty of visual space, so choose your rugs carefully. Colourful rugs add punch to neutral settings.

Photo credit: Wong Weiliang

Photo credit: Wong Weiliang

Hang up some bright and cheerful curtains
Curtains are not only for privacy, but also elegance. Drapes add depth and dimension to the space too. From jacquard to cotton, the type of fabric can affect how the room looks and feels. On top of that, consider the patterns too. These colourful leaf prints from the Options 11 collection by Sanderson available at Goodrich Global carry a sunny, cottage vibe.

Image credit: Goodrich Global

Image credit: Goodrich Global

Get cosy with some throws
For instant glamour, there’s nothing better than a thick throw to add volume to furniture. Drape the throw over a sofa or armchair to layer on some luxe. It pairs well with furniture upholstered in fabric or leather. But avoid colours that contrast against your furniture. Instead, go for colours that blend with your furniture for a contemporary look.

Image credit: Vanilla Home

Image credit: Vanilla Home

This was adapted from an article written by Rossara Jamil published in the June 2017 issue of SquareRooms 

shares