Cosy Interior Inspiration Fit For Hosting
Cosiness is of the utmost importance when it comes to a home's interior. As the weather remains chilly our thoughts turn to how best to get our houses feeling snug to beat the January blues. Whether hosting the whole family, or keeping gatherings small and intimate, there are some great ideas that can help you create a cosy interior. An important part of hosting is based around food, family, friends and fun, and making sure your guests are comfortable. Transform your space from the ordinary to the extraordinary with our winter interior inspiration.
Consider Additional Comfy Seating
If you don't have enough space to accommodate all your guests this season, consider adding additional seating. This could be an armchair or bench in the living room, or an additional chair at the dining table. If it's not practical to add furniture, consider making use of versatile ottomans and pouffes that can double up as a footrest, or surface to place bowls.
Create A Cosy Reading Nook
Having a good reading chair or spot where you can curl up with a book is one of life's pleasures and during the colder months there's no better time than now to add one to your home. A reading nook doesn't have to be elaborate — just add a reading lamp, throw blanket and a cosy sheepskin rug to a comfy chair or sofa, so you're ready to snuggle down and relax.
Look To Extra Surface Space
If you want guests to feel comfortable in your living room, then you should make sure that there is enough room for them to put their drinks and snacks down. The best way to do this is by adding coffee and side tables, shelving or storage units near sofas and armchairs, where people will be sitting. This will allow them to keep their food and drink close without the risk of drinks getting spilt on carpets or hard floors.
Create A Welcoming Entrance
This is where you can create a warm welcome for your guests. Introduce a console table or drawers to provide surface space for keys and cards. A mirror will help to make the space look bigger while also reflecting light into the room, giving depth and dimension. Add some greenery in a vase to inject seasonal colour, alone with prints on the walls for added cosy appeal.
Get Creative With Your Mantelpiece
If your living or dining room is home to a fireplace, the mantle provides the perfect surface space to place a few key pieces that can provide a warming atmosphere. Try candlesticks in pairs, a glass vase filled with pinecones or potpourri, or a unique metal lantern with a pillar candle placed inside.
Ensure Your Interiors Are Well Lit
Lighting can change the mood of any room and will add warmth to any space. We love the idea of using lanterns and candlesticks to create a magical glow around your home over the winter. If you don't have enough natural light in your home, try using table lamps instead – these will add a cosy feel to any room without overpowering it with artificial light. Pendant lights are always a popular choice for hanging over dining tables or kitchen islands, a great way to personalise your light source by hanging in multiples or singly and at a height of your choice.
Who doesn't enjoy a cosy home interior? Hopefully you are feeling motivated to get your home guest ready this season and immerse yourself in the sense of excitement, anticipation and joy that comes with being in the company of friends and family. With some careful consideration, you can create a space that is both comforting and inspiring to beat the January blues and look forward to a prosperous 2023!