The quintessential cozy living room is a place where you can be snuggly warm and comfortable. This includes creating an environment with no harsh lines, inviting colors like blue or green that are reminiscent of the outdoors, dim lighting to encourage conversations at night by candlelight rather than electronics screens and large furniture pieces for your guests as well as yourself.
How can you make your living room feel cozy and comfortable? Check out the five ways we recommend to turn any size living room into a welcoming oasis.
- Trade Coffee Tables for Ottomans
Transform your living room into a cozy retreat with the addition of an ottoman. These oversized furniture pieces can be used as both footrests and coffee tables, giving you more than one way to serve some piping hot java in style!
An ottoman is not just for resting one’s feet and doubling as a coffee table – it can also be used as extra seating or even to store blankets and pillows.
- Fill A Large Living Room With A Large Sofa
Want to make your living room seem more cozy and inviting? Fill it with a large sectional. This long, comfortable couch will give you the chance to create multiple seating areas for guests so that they have privacy but still feel connected by being in the same space as their friends or family members.
A good idea is to get an easy clean sofa, so it stays looking new and fresh and will make sure you can enjoy your couch for a very long time. And don’t worry about the material feeling stiff or too clinical, you can choose velvet or cotton fabrics that feel soft and homely.
- Choosing the Right Curtains
Choosing the right curtains is an often overlooked aspect of the design process. They can be functional, aesthetically pleasing and make a space feel more complete because they help to provide privacy, warmth or limit light levels depending on your needs.
The right curtain will also accentuate height in large spaces while emphasizing cozy feeling living rooms with smaller windows. Not only curtains, but also soft carpets can give your living room that cosy feeling. Investing in a good carpet of fabric that’s stain resistant will ensure you can enjoy it for years to come, without having to worry about stains and dirt.
- Make Use of Throw Blankets
Adding a few throw blankets here and there can be the perfect way to add color, texture, or warmth. Having one nearby instantly makes guests feel more at home as well as providing them with something cozy to curl up on when it gets chilly outside.
- Personalize with Your Favorite Knick-Knacks and Accents
Tired of your living room looking like everyone else’s? Add a little pizzazz with some personal accents and knick-knacks. Collect items that make you happy, then arrange them on shelves or bookshelves to create an inviting space where it feels just as cozy as the rest of your home. Put your treasures from recent travels on display, or that one gift from a family member that has sentimental value.
As a homeowner, you want to make your living room not only feel inviting but also cozy. We’ve provided five tips and ideas that can help create the perfect space for entertaining guests or snuggling up with your favorite book. Enjoy!