For this winter, the sofa, the centerpiece of the living room, becomes original with its quilted shapes, its very soft and padded cushions like our down jackets. Softness and quilted effect cover our sofas with more rounded shapes. The seats are now more enveloping for absolute comfort. Take a seat and treat yourself to a moment of relaxation.
1. A cozy sofa, the essential of the cocooning lounge
The sofa embodies the very essence of the living room, without it the living room has no place to exist. But not all sofa sizes help create a cozy living room. The seat should be as generous as possible, inviting the whole family to laze around. In terms of materials, the popularity of leather is declining more and more in favor of thick fabrics such as velvet . In question, our need to feel enveloped, as if protected by the centerpiece of the living room.
2. Linen reinforces the cocooning atmosphere
Neglected – wrongly – by many of us, linens are a determining component of the cozy living room. Fluffy plaids always bring a nice drape to the seating of the living room, whether they are hurriedly laid down or aligned in a strict way. Cushions are just as essential to the comfort of the living room; they enhance the silhouette of the sofa, especially when chosen in a dark shade or covered with a light pattern.Neglected – wrongly – by many of us, linens are a determining component of the cozy living room. Fluffy plaids always bring a nice drape to the seating of the living room, whether they are hurriedly laid down or aligned in a strict way. Cushions are just as essential to the comfort of the living room; they enhance the silhouette of the sofa, especially when chosen in a dark shade or covered with a light pattern.
3. How to have a beautiful light
Feeling comfortable in the living room is not just a question of furnishings. The lights vary considerably the atmosphere of the living room and play a decisive role in the scenarization of your living room. A floor lamp installed near an armchair is enough to isolate a reading corner in a large living room. The cocooning spirit likes soothing and subdued atmospheres, so exit the XXL pendant lamp which blinds you upon awakening, instead multiply the table lamps and floor lamps with medium brightness.
4. Multiply the seats for a 100% cocooning lounge
To increase the comfort of the living room, let’s not be afraid to combine the seats. But with the imposing armchairs which eat up space, let us prefer the less bulky poufs. Formerly devoid of form and confined to children’s bedrooms, ottomans have gained in elegance and standing to become essential for cocooning decor. In velvet, jeans or braided wool, there is something for all tastes and all budgets. The good idea to enhance the atmosphere? Overlap the ottomans at the corner of the fireplace.
5. A more cozy living room thanks to the daybeds
Forget the traditional daybed, the cozy living room is crazy about the daybed . As it favors the lying position – ideal for reading a book or watching TV – the daybed invites laziness. This furniture is so trendy today that it sometimes takes over the place of the sofa, especially in small apartments. However, be careful with the choice of model: this derivative of the camp bed does not support low-end materials. Choose a solid oak or powder-coated steel structure, topped with a padded fabric cushion.
6. Reduce the coffee table to increase the comfort of the living room
The coffee table is one of the furniture must-haves, but for a cozy spirit, it is better to focus on small sizes. Ends of sofa or nesting tables are gradually replacing large tables. As these models are compact and airy, they move more easily and punctuate the style of the living room. For a modern feel, we place these side tables near an armchair or against a wall in the room. A trick that helps to fluidify the circulation.
7. Sofa with original shape
Knot-shaped “Noda” sofa.
Cocooning sofa “Bubble” by Sacha Lakic with solid wood structure, seat and backrest in foam, fully padded.
9. Comfortable quilted padding
Sofa “Nuvola” by Paola Navone with structure in plywood and solid wood, padding in polyurethane foam and down and polyester layer, price on request, Gervasoni.
10. Topstitching with leaf patterns
Cocooning sofa “Foliage” by Patricia Urquiola with lacquered metal base, fabric covering and polyurethane foam padding.
11. Seat and backrest composed of cushions
Cocooning sofa with steel structure on which the 36 cushions are attached.
12. Couture-style sofa with a knit effect
“Gentry” sofa by Patricia Urquiola with steel structure covered with polyester fiber and fireproof foam, lacquered steel legs, seat cushions in goose down and non-deformable high density polyurethane foam, back cushions in goose feather, jersey fabric covering of cotton.
13. Deco at a low price
“Narnia” sofa with base in natural beech, foam and Moncel fabric.
14. Accumulation of round cushions with a couture spirit
Constance Guisset “Nubilo” sofa composed of a structure and several cushions to position as you wish.
15. Deep seat
Sofa by Michel Ducaroy with foam structure in 3 different densities and padded cover with polyester wadding.
16. Armrest and high backrest for this sofa
Cocooning “Husk” sofa by Patricia Urquiola with soft polyurethane foam, cold molding, polyester fiber cover, aluminum legs, fabric cover, price on request, B&B Italia.
17. A sofa full of colors
Modular “hip-hop” sofa with structure in fir wood, plywood and chipboard, ecological polyurethane foam.
18. Velvet, trend of the season
“Dorner” sofa by Marie Christine Dorne with polyurethane foam structure with polyester wadding cover, for Cinna.
19. Cozy atmospheres like thick curtains
We cannot repeat it enough: the cocooning lounge loves curtains. We often forget to install curtains in the living room, yet they are essential for comfort. They dress the windows with elegance and enhance the privacy of the place. Even if it means transforming your stay into a cocoon, choose your curtains in a very thick and opaque fabric or layer curtains to create a material effect.
20. How to decorate with storage baskets
The cocooning atmosphere of the living room also lies in the choice of small storage spaces. The baskets have great decorative potential and allow you to store household linen and magazines for the whole family. Stand out with baskets made of natural fibers – wicker, jute, rattan, bamboo – much more opulent than plastic magazine racks. And break the ethnic look of the baskets by selecting natural or neutral colors that will blend into the entire living room.