I believe that every space should be practical, comfortable and cohesive. Practical, because function is the most important part of well designed space. So while planing our living room I concentrated on our real life needs. We live with kids and pets, so this space should be little-creature-friendly. But living room is also a place to relax and unwind for us adults, so this space should be as relaxing and comforting as possible. And a cohesive space is the one where colors and textures compliment each other.
So with all that in mind, while transforming my living room I concentrated on varied textures, calming color palette and functional pieces. Then I topped it all up, with these key, cozy room must haves:
1. Textured pillows and throws.
They add instant element of warmth to any room, are easy to change within season, and make any place look and feel comfortable.
2. Soft area rug.
Area rugs are the piece that adds that polished and designer-planned look to any room, and depending from the colors and textures, rugs can make the space look bigger, more elegant or more cozy!
3. Wooden pieces.
Natural wood ( dark or light) is the element that instantly makes people feel cozy and at home. Sometimes all you need in a room is just one wooden furniture, to add that element of comfort and texture!
4. Scented candles.
A space that smells nice feels nice, and that’s as simple as that!
The most challenging of all was finding the right rug, as I wanted something cozy, light and extremely soft, while made out of natural fabrics and therefore easy to clean.
I wanted a rug soft enough to sit on the floor with my kids, since we all know that this is where kids like to play the most! I wanted a rug that would be a perfect canvas for changing seasonal decoration, a rug that would be classical enough to keep it for years, yet contemporary enough to match with my slightly modern style.
And that’s when I found Baba Souk, with their Moroccan hand-made Beni Ourain rugs!
I fallen in love in this modern print, and the moment I touched it I knew that I need it in my life!
The best part is that you can have it custom-made for you: white or cream, with black, brown or hot pink argyle color and in the size of your choice! You could choose it with or without a border, and you can even decide on your argyle lines sizing!
They are hand-made from virgin, undyed wool and extremely soft! Also, their quality is amazing, so they should last a lifetime, even with kids around!
And I learned that sometimes it’s worth waiting awhile for that one perfect piece that’ll wrap up the space. I was looking everywhere for that perfect rug, and while most of my cozy room must haves might change ( like the seasonal pillows, throws and candles) my rug stays the same.
Because it’s just perfect to snuggle on the floor with my daughters, to sit and read with a nice cup of coffee while watching them play. It’s perfect for playing on the floor and for walking bear-feet. It’s warm and oh-so-cozy-and-soft! And it really transforms this room in to our cozy family place.
Sometimes it’s really all about texture and comfort.
And if you’d like to get one of these amazing custom made Beni Ourain rugs for yourself, I have a 15% off coupon code for you, that you can apply on any rug that’s in Baba Souk “carpets & rugs” section! Just use : “cozy” for 15% off !
Disclosure: I received this product free for review, all opinions remain my own.