We never get tired of it… cocooning decoration is the decorative style that appeals to everyone. It envelops us in its comfort and comes to warm our interiors. If this decorative style is perfect when the cold is felt, imagine that it can take place all year round in our interiors! Evoking disconnection, well-being and relaxation, the cocooning decoration is essential to transform your interior into a cozy little cocoon. To create a real bubble of comfort, the choice of materials, furniture, colors or decorative accessories is crucial. Want to adopt this decorative style? Let yourself be guided by this article!
WHAT IS COCOONING DECORATION?
We have been hearing about it for several years, the word cocooning has become common in the decor world. But what exactly is it? In interior decoration, cocooning is related to well-being, zenitude and relaxation. A cocooning interior favors comfort and softness. It corresponds to the fact of creating rooms in which one feels like in a small cocoon.
Strongly inspired by the Nordic lifestyle where the house is the place that comes to protect us from the cold outside, the cocooning decoration happens to be a real refuge. She places the house as a space for oneself, withdrawn from the world, where one comes to take refuge and recharge one’s batteries. Composed of reassuring, soft and soothing elements, the cocooning decor brings together all the cosiness.
If the cocooning decoration corresponds to the fact of creating a home interior, it is also paradoxically very warm and friendly! Although the living room and the bedroom are the key rooms of the cocooning decoration, you can also find this decoration throughout the house. What we love about this ultra cozy decor is that it covers so many different styles! Drawing its origins from the Nordic way of life, we naturally find cocooning decoration in the Scandinavian style. But not only ! The chalet style or the bohemian style are also particularly fond of cocooning decor. Want to dive into this trend? Here are the 15 essential objects of the cocooning decoration!
THE COCOONING DECOR IN 15 ESSENTIAL OBJECTS
Now that we know what exactly the trend of cocooning decoration corresponds to, it’s time to take action! We have concocted for you, a little guide to the essential objects to perfect the art of cocooning decoration.
1 – OPT FOR A COZY SOFA
The large fabric sofa is the king of cocooning decor. We like it wide, deep, and above all padded as it should be. Among the centerpieces of the cocooning style, we obviously find the generous velvet sofa which exudes softness and comfort.
2 – INVEST IN AN UPHOLSTERED CHAIR
A sort of “personal sofa”, the armchair is an essential object of cocooning decor: its armrests and backrest allow you to feel enveloped and protected. Ultra-padded club chair, egg chair, rocking chair, suspended… there is a wide variety of models which, combined with a pretty coffee table set, will give your living room a cozy and cozy atmosphere. For maximum comfort, choose it with a padded seat! Just like in the living room, the armchair has its place in a bedroom. To get dressed, put some clothes on it, or simply for decoration, a booster seat is always perfect in a cozy bedroom.
3 – FALL FOR AN “EGG” CHAIR
We said it earlier, the armchair is essential for cocooning furniture! However, there are models that are more cozy than others. The “egg” armchair (understand, in the shape of an egg) is particularly cozy. Why ? Because its round shape contributes to this comforting cocoon side! Adopt it without further delay!
4 – SUCCUMB TO THE CALL OF THE POUF!
The pouf is the little seat that you absolutely must introduce into your living room if you want to give your room a cocoon atmosphere. With a pretty light wood or footless base, it creates an ultra cozy atmosphere in the house. We are a fan of poufs on the floor or oversized cushions to put on the floor that give the living room a relaxed look. Can be used as a footrest or additional seat for your guests, the pouf is adorned with very soft materials. In velvet, faux fur or fabric, it is the cocooning decor trick to adopt.
5 – PLACE BASKETS FOR A CASUAL NOTE
The basket is a decorative element that can be found in many decorative styles: Scandinavian, bohemian… The common point of these styles is precisely that they put cocooning in the spotlight! Whether it’s wicker, crochet or wire, the basket is perfect for storing your throws and blankets in style while giving your room a casual edge.
6 – DECORATE WITH THE ROUND MIRROR FOR A COCOON LIVING ROOM
Ultra trendy, the round mirror has its place in the cocoon decoration. Both simple and uncluttered, it contributes to the comfort of a room thanks to its soft, rounded shape. In addition to that, it helps to add luminosity to your living room by reflecting light. Not bad is not it ?
7 – DECORATE EVERYTHING WITH A LARGE COMFORTABLE PLAID
To cocoon comfortably on the sofa, the plaid is a must have. If it is generally used in autumn or winter, it can also decorate our homes throughout the year. Dressing up a side of a sofa or covering it completely, placed carelessly on the back of an armchair or on the armrest, it is a decorative element to favor for a decor so cocooning.
8 – RAID THE CUSHIONS!
As you can imagine, cushions are also the allies of any cozy decor. For a more comfortable atmosphere, we do not hesitate to multiply them, and superimpose them! The more, the better! On the bed, a bench or an occasional chair, think cushions!
9 – OPT FOR A HEADBOARD!
It’s the perfect cocooning tip for a cozy bedroom. The headboard allows you to structure the sleeping area while providing a reassuring and enveloping side. In solid wood or with a linen or velvet covering, the headboard makes all the difference in a cocoon-style interior.
10 – INSTALL THICK CURTAINS FOR A COCOON DECOR
The windows are also to be decorated in a bedroom. Used to hide your room, to protect yourself from vis-à-vis or the cold, the curtain can also be a way to give a room a warmer side. Thick, blackout curtains are particularly recommended in a cocooning decoration: they contribute to the creation of an intimate space. We prefer them, however, in a light and/or warm color so as not to darken the room.
11 – LIGHT UP WITH ACCENT LIGHTS
Since the cocooning decor has its roots in the Scandinavian lifestyle where there is very little natural light, accent lights also have a role to play in the brightness of the rooms. The cocoon decor favors a soft and warm atmosphere, which is why it is good to favor several indirect and diffuse light sources rather than too direct and aggressive lighting. We find in the cocooning decor lamps with textured lampshades that reinforce the warm effect. As for bulbs, we will favor instead of white lights, yellow or orange lights which bring softness and comfort to your interior.
12 – DECORATE WITH GARLANDS
Another option, the light garland! It’s the decorative trend that exudes cocooning. Perfect for dressing a headboard, a full section of wall, or even framing a mirror, it creates a special, very intimate atmosphere. Hanging on the wall, placed on a shelf or used in pots with a night light effect, the light garland is the decorative object that will give your room a highly cocooning side.
13 – WARM UP THE ATMOSPHERE WITH CANDLES!
Beyond a soft atmosphere, the cocoon decor seeks to create a subdued and intimate universe. You can use candles for this! Perfect for subtly illuminating and warming your rooms, candles create a calm, soft and relaxing atmosphere. Scented, they also allow you to create a whole olfactory universe conducive to relaxation. In cups, candle holders or lanterns, they are also decorative elements in their own right!
14 – BET ON THE ESSENTIAL LONG-HAIRED CARPET
The carpet is an essential element for any cocooning decoration. It greatly contributes to the comfort of a room. Regarding the models to favor for its cocooning decoration, we find the famous carpet with long hairs. Whether you opt for a Berber or faux fur rug, we assure you that your room will be very comfortable!
15 – MAKE WAY FOR THE ROUND RUG
As we have seen, roundness is particularly welcome in cocooning interiors. This is the reason why we completely melt for the circular carpet which brings softness and serenity in addition to tending to soothe.