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Spending so much time at home recently has given many people plenty of time to think about how their homes could be improved. Having a home that suits your family’s needs and provides you with a place where you can feel comfortable and relaxed is essential. After all, your home is your sanctuary, and this has undoubtedly become apparent over the past few months.

If you want to try and make your living room a relaxing space where you can forget about the rest of the world and chill, then redecorating the space to add some extra comfort is a great idea. Here are some of the ways that you can create your perfect relaxation space:

Calming Colours

Colour is a powerful tool in interior design, so it is vital to carefully consider the colour scheme that you introduce into your home. Think about which colours you find relaxing; do you prefer the crispness of an all-white scheme, or do you like the idea of a tranquil green reminiscent of the sea? Colour is very subjective, so there is no right or wrong choice, you simply need to choose a shade that works for you.

Add Texture

When it comes to added comfort, texture is your new best friend. Adding layers of texture is the best way to create a comfortable living room that is perfect for relaxing in. Combining different textures will make the space cosy and make the room look more attractive.

Chunky knit throws not only look stylish when folded and draped over a sofa or armchair, but they are also ideal for snuggling under on lazy days at home. To up the comfort stakes even further, why not add a variety of cushions which will be perfect for relaxing on.

Protect Your Privacy

Making your room private is essential when creating a place where you can relax. If you live on a busy road, or if your house is overlooked by your neighbours, finding ways to add some extra privacy to the room becomes even more critical.

Finding a balance between privacy and letting light into the room can be tricky. No one wants to have their curtains closed all the time to keep their room private, as you will be left living in a dark space. Using privacy window film is the ideal solution to keep your home private while reducing glare from the sunlight. The film will enable you to see out of your windows but will prevent passersby from being able to see in.

Consider Your Lighting

When designing a comfortable living room to relax in, it is vital to consider your choice of lighting. Lighting impacts the ambience of a room, so choosing soft lighting is the ideal choice. Rather than using harsh lighting from a ceiling light, you may want to dot lamps around your room instead. If you want to create a gentle source of light and relax your senses at the same time, scented candles are an ideal choice.

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