When winter comes around, your living room needs to be ready for two things: hibernating and hosting.
Whether you’re settling down to watch your favourite TV shows or celebrating with your favourite people, take inspiration from our living room ideas and give your space the seasonal refresh it deserves.
4 winter decorating ideas
At this time of year, living room paint ideas tend to revolve around jewel-tone blues, sophisticated greys, and deep berry reds. The good news, there are plenty for you to dip into in the Dulux palette…
Make it all about blue
Leave bright, summery blue living room ideas behind. Now’s the time to welcome the deepest, darkest shades into your home. Jewel tones, such as sapphire blue, make the perfect winter colour palette. Wrapped around your living room walls, a rich, bold hue like a dusty blue can create a cosy retreat. Or, when adorned with your Christmas living room décor, these luxurious shades make the ideal backdrop for entertaining.
Set the mood
If you want to bring a sense of opulence to your living room turned party space, try deep berry reds. Bold shades like maroon are usually approached with caution, but as we creep into the season of celebrations, there’s no reason why you should hold back! Indulgent reds can make your room feel instantly more elegant and expensive, setting the perfect vibe for a Christmas cocktail or two. In this living room, we also used dark grey on the woodwork and doors to add an extra layer of warmth.
When the temperatures drop and the nights draw in, all you want to do is curl up on your sofa and get cosy. A muted, laid-back colour palette can really help you sink in and settle down. One of our favourite living room paint ideas is to use a pale pink or purple, for a feature wall to bring that warm, fuzzy feeling to your space. Then layer with neutrals to keep it feeling fresh and fashionable. A few faux fur cushions and soft blankets, and you’ll never want to leave!
A winter wonderland
To really capture the spirit of the season, take inspiration from the surrounding wintry landscape. Icy blues, dark greys and pale greens provide the perfect winter colour palette. Better yet, they all look lovely together. Add earthy textures and warm fabrics to your blue and grey living room ideas for a relaxed feel. Or introduce Christmas living room décor to bring that festive flair.