07 October, 2012

Make Your Home More Comfortable

Comfortable Dining Chairs


Beach houses are great for entertaining - there's plenty of time to relax and chat with friends and family over a home cooked meal. When it's not a barbeque on the deck make sure that your indoor dining chairs are comfortable so that your guests are happy to sit at the table with a bottle of wine and while away the evening!

Kick Back with an Ottoman


Introduce an ottoman into the living space - there is nothing more indulgent than putting your feet up and relaxing. A perfect way to get lost in a good book or watch TV in both comfort and style!

Pile On The Pillows

Make a bedroom feel welcoming with piles of pillows and some accent scatter cushions. Mix up the prints and patterns for added interest. This is also the perfect opportunity to add a bit of colour to a room. When decorating a beach house I like to use a palette of ocean blues, seafoam and soft greens. Natural 'beachy' tones is another favourite scheme.

Throw In A Throw


A lovely finishing touch to a sofa or a bed is a throw. Not only does it add a splash of colour but it makes the room look warm and inviting. They also come in handy on a chilly winter's night!

Cushion Comfort


Make sofas look extra comfy with piles of scatter cushions. There's nothing more inviting than sinking into a deep, comfortable sofa with piles of soft cushions. A perfect place for an afternoon nap! Scatter cushions are also important for adding interest, colour and texture into a room.

Add a Rug

A rug in the living room and bedrooms will instantly add a sense of warmth and comfort to the room. Use sisal for a natural 'beachy' feel or wool for a cleaner, more modern look. A wool rug will have a cosier feel, which is an added bonus if you are using your beach house in the winter. Wool rugs look great with a simple design in a subdued coastal palette and natural shades. A more traditional Persian style rug or something with a tribal pattern will give you a more ethnic, global feel.

Think About Soft, Diffused Lighting

Ambient lighting adds a lovely warm glow to a room and there's nothing more romantic than the flicker of candlelight. Table lamps, standing lamps, wall lights and bedside lamps all play a crucial role in creating a warm and cosy atmosphere.

Melissah xox

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bec said...

great tips Melissah thanks and all images are amazing. that rope lamp is so very cool. I definitely need more rugs in our place.
Hope the weather is warming up for you down south.
P.s I used to holiday at Anglesea as a child.love it.

Nobre Sandra said...

So clean and fresh, I love it!

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Trish said...

Awesome advice, just looking at your images is relaxing!!!

Carla Tomas said...

Wonderful ideas to make your home more cozy and confortable! <3

xo Carla

villa-rosengarten & cockerlove said...

Love so much the blue touch in your interior! And candle lights are a MUST in each season! Hug, Barbara

Vicky said...

Good morning dear Melissah!! Thank you very much for your nice comment they mean so very much to me ..... I love your blogs and are always inspiring to me.
Vicky ♥♥

Mama of 2 boys said...

WOW Melissah, you have pin-pointed some of my fave things here. Pillows, cushions, throw rugs, ottomans and floor rugs... LOVE them all! If I could, I'd have dozens of them about the place... probably in lots of different shades too :) Lovely post xo

decorayadora.com said...

Yo adora las habitaciones en tonos celestes!!!!

Serendipitous Home said...

I don't know how you find these incredible photos, but they all speak to me and I have happily incorporated most of your tips, comfy dining room chairs, an ottoman, a soft cozy throw but definitely need to up my pillow ante and am working on it. Stunning rooms!
thank you for the great inspiration
Have a wonderful weekend.

Milo and Mitzy said...

Love that top image! Have a great day. Amy x http://www.miloandmitzy.blogpspot.com

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