For a living room that’s classic yet cosy, pair a white colour scheme with touchable textures to create a layered look.
Get cosy with warm whites

Create a cosy room with warm whites

Pair whites with touchable textures to create a layered look.

Layer up

White might be minimal, but it’s definitely not dull. If you’d like to create a classic yet cosy atmosphere in your living room, why not try layering several shades of warm whites within the same space. Think creamy, buttery whites that have a touch of yellow, such as linen, cotton, ivory, eggshell and vanilla.

These hues will not only instantly add warmth to any room (particularly those with lots of wood or concrete), they match with everything and are incredibly comforting.

Add texture

To give your palette of whites a visual boost, try introducing an unexpected twist. This could be in the form of a pop of colour (warm whites look particularly good with soft oranges, reds and yellows) or a touch of texture, such as a buttery leather armchair or a billowy lace curtain.

If you have a timber floor, you might like to try sanding down the floorboards and painting them in an almond white to create a whitewashed effect. Or, for an instant update, adorn your floor with a textured sisal rug – your feet will love you for it!

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