Pick a Palette, and Repeat, Working within a streamlined color palette not only helps the rooms themselves feel cohesive, but it also helps with the transitions between rooms. “When you're in the middle of the foyer and you're able to see all the other rooms throughout, you have the same family of colors repeated but in different ways in each space,” says Mele. Case in point: The walls of the breakfast room are coated with a similar blue to the family room, but this time with paint, and as in the entryway, a pop of orange upholstery has a striking yet grounding effect. Play with Percentages, A genius way to get even more mileage out of a small group of colors is to do a flip-flop of sorts, pushing what was previously used as an accent color to the foreground. This is precisely what Mele did in this music room by using statement orange curtains and tangerine lamps while letting the blue and white recede to a single armchair. “It ties in blue to fit in with the rest of the house,” says Mele of his design.
When design meets both form and function, it feels like money well spent. I mentioned in the previous post that we had a major heating issue in the house last winter. Upstairs was extremely hot at night. (It absorbed all the sun from the day and the rise of the heat from below). But the downstairs was an ice chest throughout the day. We have one system for the house, so when we'd heat the downstairs, it'd make upstairs perfect for hot yoga. We now use the fireplace as a heater to the first floor, and it's working beautifully. We've barely had to run our heater this fall. So here's our cozy modern living room. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm glad we waited a year plus to add the fireplace. It took us that long to get to know the room and the house.
A Comfy Couch. Having comfortable sitting areas will instantly make your guests feel homier. A great couch is genuinely welcoming and the comfier they are, the cozier it can get. Your seating area is the base for any living room and a foundation where you can build your layers of coziness on. Having a great couch creates a cozy, comfortable way to make a living room feel more intimate, warm, and inviting. When testing out sofa for your home, can you imagine yourself curled up in it with a good book? If that's not the case, you might need to keep searching. Ideally, living room furniture should pay tribute to both comfort and style. La-z Boy makes all sorts of sofas, sectionals, and armchairs that range from casual and contemporary to their classic recliners. And they're a brand that knows all about comfort and coziness.
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