The Cosy Club, Hibernating Interior Styles

The Cosy Club. Manchester has always had a rainy reputation. However with rain and cold weather comes the need for cosy, warm and welcoming establishments. To coincide with this week's Hibernate at Home Interior trend, we took a trip to our native Manchester City Centre. We saw the cosy, cushty and welcoming styles of Cosy Club in Manchester's Corn Exchange.

The Cosy Club is a stones throw away from Manchester's Victoria Station. This sits snug in the middle of two popular shopping zones, Cathedral Approach and the Arndale Shopping Centre. The Corn Exchange is a magnificent grade 2 listed building dating back to the 1900's. After an extensive refurbishment in 2014, the Corn Exchange changed from a dated retail outlet to a top dining destination. Further more The Cosy Club was the first establishment to open as part of the £30 million redevelopment project. It offering a menu of hearty comfort food and brunch options as well as sandwiches and tapas. In addition, a selection of coffees and cakes is available as well as cocktails and spirits. Operated by Loungers Limited, a neighbourhood style cafe and bar franchise that offers an informal dining environment for families and friends.

Cosy Club Interior

Cosy Club Interior - Stairwell

Mingle your way through the vibrant outdoor seating area. Further more this flows out onto Exchange Square and just in view of the stepping stones water feature. If you choose to sit outside you'll be offered some comfy throws to keep the crisp Northern air at bay. This is a thoughtful and welcoming addition which sets the scene for the rest of the establishment. Once inside the glass fronted reception area, you'll find a smart stairwell together with a lift option. A collection of vintage styles, including fringed lamp shades suspended in clusters above the stairwell give a charmingly warm welcome.

Cosy Club Interior Stairwell

A hint of deer taxidermy gives the entrance a peculiar and eclectic vibe. Damask styles red and cream wall décor with a woodland rabbit theme reinforces the warm and welcoming vibe. Whilst further up the stairwell the walls have been stripped back to reveal the original staircase and stunning olive tones tiles, this gives a warm sense of nostalgia, in-keeping with the cosy theme.

Cosy Club Interior Stairwell

Cosy Club Interior Stairwell

Cosy Club Interior - Bar Area

From the magnificent staircase you are greeted with the main bar area. This is a large open area with a traditional bar. The original glass dome ceiling gives the space a natural light whilst warm terracotta red walls keep the cosiness alive. There's definitely an eclectic feel about the place, vintage portraits in antique brass and gold framing mingle with more Gazelle and Deer taxidermy. The eclectic styles flows through to the seating area too with an assortment of vibrant coloured leather and suede arm chairs and old school lab stools. Warm wood flooring keeps the establishment feeling cosy and homely.

Cosy Club Interior Bar

Cosy Club Interior - Dining

For a bite to eat and a more intimate experience there is a separate dining room. Further more the floor to ceiling windows and olive floral green décor, exposed red brick and industrial piping finish off the room. This area mixes vintage styles with industrial chic. In addition, an eclectic mix of furniture makes up the eating area. Coloured tables sit along side original wood chairs.

Cosy Club Dining Room

Cosy Club Interior - Lighting

Lighting plays a big part in the interior at The Cosy Club. A mixture of vintage cut glass wall lights and crystal basket chandeliers. Equally important antique style fringed shades and industrial pendants reinforce the eclectic design. This illuminating mixture creates a warm and welcoming ambience.

Cosy Club Interior Lighting


To recreate the décor and ambience of The Cosy Club in your home, it's key to keep to a warm palette. Consequently a red and terracotta base through the use of pattern and wallpaper or paint is ideal. In addition choose an accent wall for this colour as to not overwhelm the room. A mixed style of lighting such as industrial pendant and crystal chandeliers will give a laid back and eclectic style. Our new Large Crystal Basket Ceiling Pendant together with a squirrel cage pendant will reinforce this style. Antique brass finished accessories and lighting is a must for a cosy autumnal décor.

Create a feature wall by placing vintage and antique brass picture frames and mirrors together in a haphazard manner. Further more mix in deer heads if you're a fan of the taxidermy look. If not then faux deer antlers are a big trend this year. And will look great during the festive season. As well as this we've pulled together a look book of inspiring interior ideas to help you recreate this cosy, laid back look.

Cosy Club Interior Look Book

Thank you to Ben for letting us feature The Cosy Club in this weeks City Guide. For more information on any of our interior lighting featured in this post please contact our Litecraft Customer Enquiry Centre or comment below.