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Give Your Modern Living Room a Cosy Feel This Winter

Love it or hate it, winter is nearly here, but while it’s cold outside, you can still make your home feel super-cosy. Even if you have an achingly modern living room, we have a few ideas to give those cool, sharp edges a wonderfully warm feel.

Modern Living Room

Cosy Snug with Alcove Shelving

Cosy Colours

Warm paint colours don’t have to be dark. Try adding depth by painting your room in a combination of cosy neutrals or soft greens. If you don’t want to commit to a colour on your walls, have fun with accessories and soft furnishings; find an accent colour and bring it to life in your design scheme with cushions, curtains and artwork. Powdered greens, indulgent oranges, grounded browns and elegant vintage blues are all on trend this season.

Get into the Mood with Lighting

Nothing makes winter warmer than soft, ambient lighting so switch off those bright ceiling spotlights and add a glow with integrated LED lighting. Cleverly built into cabinetry and perfectly positioned, integrated lighting can highlight architectural features, cast a new light on your artwork or create perfectly-focused task lighting for hidden desk spaces. Lighting is totally transformational and can instantly update the look of your room or enhance its mood – all at the flick of a switch.

Modern Living Room Mood Lighting

Dining Room & Library

Focus on Family

It’s too easy to come home from work on a cold dark night and throw yourself in front of the TV. When temperatures fall, not many of us want to venture out but when you’re all inside together, why not relax with more traditional pursuits? To avoid the temptation of TV, our stylish and modern living room furniture can be built with stunning Levigo doors that will disguise even the largest TVs and cleverly hide away all technology and media. Our contemporary cabinetry is made to order, so if you want to include a beautiful bookshelf or a deep drawer – perfect for your board games, all you have to do is ask a designer.

Focus on Family

Get Tactile with Textures

Have you heard of hygge? Pronounced ‘Hoo-ga’, it’s a Scandinavian style concept that encompasses a feeling of cosy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life. Drape a sheepskin rug on your wooden floor or a chenille throw over your leather armchair, and you’ll increase the cuddle-factor in even the coldest corners. Woollen cushions, blankets and rugs are easy ways to warm-up your space. Contemporary furniture ideas such as a bespoke blanket box that doubles as a window seat or clever built-in storage, purpose-built for your soft furnishings during the summer months, are stylish and practical additions that add personality to your modern living room, cinema room or snug.

Get Tactile with Textures

Living Room Furniture

Ahead of the Curve

Even in a room that has a stylish linear layout or strict proportions, the inclusion of curved cabinets and shelving can soften the overall aesthetic. By creating excitement for the eye, a room can feel instantly welcoming. Our beautiful bespoke cabinetry can be individually designed to include curved edges, giving even the most sophisticated furniture a playful feel.

The Perfect Finish

If you want your furniture to bring a warm and cosy vibe to your modern living room, we offer a wealth of warm woods and luxurious finishes that will add richness and character to your lounge or snug. For a wonderfully retro vibe, we love Ronson Oak veneer with its lush deep finish, Dark Oak veneer for a touch of timeless elegance and Anthracite Larch for a contemporary finish with wonderfully warm accent colours. Ideal for cosy winter living.

The Perfect Finish

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