Eight little extras your January living room needs …
Decorative and functional, you can seasonally transform your living room by creating a cosy feel with some well-chosen accessories and make it a room you really want to spend time in. The living room is a place to relax, watch TV, curl up with a book, it should be the calming space in your home, a retreat to fold into as the wind whips around outside and rain hammers down on the skylight. A few little additions will make your room feel cosier in the cold months, think natural materials like wool and sheepskin – and really focus in on mood lighting. With temperatures dipping to minus three this week, find our top picks to help transform your space below, from luxurious candles to a cast iron stove and layers of blankets. And if you want to get away and cosy up in the gorgeous surrounds of a hotel instead, where a roaring fire, a hot drink, a plush robe and towering bookshelves will greet you, may we suggest these Irish and international hotels with lovely libraries, and these restorative retreats to hibernate and rejuvenate this month.
Main featured image: the cosy library at the Ham Yard Hotel in London.
Burgundy Buenos Aires wool throw, €91; www.mcnuttofdonegal.com.
Auriane tripod floor lamp, Lucande, €238; www.lights.ie.
Off white Ullerslev sheepskin, €50, at Ikea.
Checked pet blanket, €22.99; www.zarahome.com.
Matt grey traditional 2kw matt cast iron effect electric stove, €120, at B&Q.
Round brass candlestick holder, Helen James Considered, €8, at Dunnes Stores.
Black and orange retro floral velvet cushion, €82, at Marks & Spencer.
Lemongrass & Ginger Scented Candle, La Bougie, €28, at Avoca.