Designing a comfy living room for winter: 3 helpful tips

Designing a comfy living room for winter: 3 helpful tips

With autumn already here, it's time to prepare your home for the cold months of winter. If your family spends more time indoors during the winter, you'll want to make your living room as warm and comfortable as possible. These tips can help you get started:

1. Make space for everyone

When the cold weather arrives and you can finally light up the fireplace, you'll want a cozy seating arrangement for your whole family. Large sectionals add comfort and style to any living room, plus they provide ample seating space for movie nights with friends.

For couples who just like to curl up in front of the fire with mugs of hot cocoa, a loveseat is a must-have piece of furniture. Pile on the pillows and blankets, and you'll never want to leave. When the cold winter winds howl outside, you and your partner will be warm and snug inside.

A sectional provides ample seating room for everyone!A sectional provides ample seating room for everyone.

2. Upgrade your media center

We all love going out on warm summer nights to see our favorite actors light up the silver screen. But now that it's getting cold outside, why not have movie night come to you?  A new media center can bring the action home and offer a movie-watching experience that rivals the theater. Best of all, you can enjoy all your favorite snacks without feeling guilty about how much you spent at the concessions stand.

The Riverside media center provides room for a 63-inch television as well as any media players, videogame consoles and physical media you may have. Its stylish hardwood construction with birch veneers makes it a welcome addition to any living room.

3. Add storage space for comfort items

Unlike the other rooms in your house, living rooms tend to lack closets and other built-in forms of storage. Adding a dapper chest of drawers or stately cabinet can reduce clutter in the room and provide space for blankets, pillows and comfort objects.

When you entertain, you can easily fold and store your blankets without needing to put them away in another room. Chests are also a good option for smaller homes that may lack closet space.

Now that you're inspired to refresh your living room, head to Arwood's Furniture & Mattress for the largest selection of Missouri furniture. Family-owned and -operated, our knowledgeable staff can help you find the best living room furniture for your needs.