The essentials in a winter living room are comfort and warmth and you can create this cosy feel with the right decorating scheme. Take a look through our beautiful photo gallery for inspirational ideas for traditional, modern and country-style living rooms.
If your living room is pale and interesting, it can still look cosy. A flickering open fire or stove will give even the whitest of rooms a lovely warmth. Gather sumptuous sofas and chairs around the fireplace, and add texture with throws and a luxe rug.
Make a winter living room needs to be a retreat from the outside world, so make the space as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Stash away clutter in a painted alcove sideboard, and create plenty of space for a traditional armchair, complete with soft throws and upholstered footstool.
Paint walls in a classic shade of cream and layer up colour on soft furnishings and accessories, or perhaps go for a Highland-inspired scheme with soft green, heather and plaid paint and fabrics for a cohesive feel.
In a contemporary living room, soften sleek modern pieces by adding texture, such as faux fur cushions or a luxe sheepskin rug.
A statement wallpaper on a feature wall, such as a striking trompe loeil design for example, a library bookcase design to add depth to a room.
One way of creating your own winter wonderland is with a large nature-inspired mural or artwork. Painted panelled on walls lends a coastal feel and looks snug alongside woollen accessories or you can create the illusion of this with wallpaper.
Be inspired by the soft colours of the Scottish landscape. Paint walls in pale green, choose a classic upholstered armchair and choose plaid cushions and a throw. Pots of heather on the fire surround complete the look.
For a beautiful living room that just won’t date, go for a subtly decorative backdrop like the feature wallpaper here. Choose neutral soft furnishings and reflect light with accessories such as an overmantel mirror, glassware or silver table lamp.
Make a feature of the bookshelves in your living room. Pull up your favourite armchair, like this classic design upholstered in an eye-catching modern fabric, for a space where you can simply sit back and relax.