How to Create a Cozy Living Room

No matter whether it is pitch black, blue-gray or forest green a moody wall color is one of the best cozy living room ideas. Not only does it invoke feelings of comfort and warmth but it can also define defined spaces within an open floor plan.

Soft textures are essential to creating an inviting aesthetic, such as an ottoman used as a coffee table or a basket filled with firewood serving as an accent piece on the fireplace like it does here in this space designed by Corey Damen Jenkins.

Natural Light

There’s nothing cozier than natural lighting, whether that comes through windows or fixtures you have placed around the room, warm-toned bulbs add warmth to any environment, creating an inviting ambiance perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Create a focal point that brings your room together – such as a fireplace, artwork or area rug that ties the colors together. Make it something that adds character and grabs people’s attention upon entering.

Make the space feel more welcoming with personal touches that add a unique feel. A gallery wall can help showcase family photos or personal mementos. Adding custom scents can also help add warmth and coziness.

Feng Shui

Feng Shui, or Chinese design philosophy, can help create a comfortable living room by encouraging a healthy energy flow and eliminating clutter from your space. Proper placement of furniture also plays an essential part in Feng Shui design.

Stick with neutral colors and soothing hues that create an environment of peace and serenity, such as earthy browns, soft greens, and warm grays – these all make great choices for creating an inviting living room environment.

Hanging mirrors and art higher on walls is a good feng shui technique to draw your gaze upward, and try avoiding prints with depressing themes which might dampen your mood.

An effective way to improve feng shui in your cozy living room is to incorporate plants and flowers. Not only will this bring life energy, but it will also purify the air.

Layers of Cozy Throw Pillows and Blankets

Layering up throw pillows and blankets to create a cozier living room is one of the key ways you can bring warmth into any space. Throws can soften a contemporary sofa shape while blankets provide warmth and comfort on any chair or couch in any room. Throws can also add color and texture with both neutral shades and bold hues working beautifully together in the room.

Add an easy way to make any space feel warmer is by adding plants. Plants not only add natural elements into the room, but they can also help clean the air, creating a more relaxing ambiance and serving as planters can even display decorative accents or mementos that add personal flair.

Furnish the Space Properly

An ideal cozy interior strikes a balance between style and warmth, so don’t be shy about adding decor that reflects your personal taste. Think outside-the-box when searching for unique touches to elevate the atmosphere in your room – for instance incorporating family photos, natural wood floors or handcrafted accent pieces can all elevate its ambience significantly.

Select colors that create a cozy and welcoming ambience, such as soft browns and muted greens that evoke relaxation and comfort, such as these soothing shades on walls and furniture alike.

Soft textures instantly create an inviting space. Use various fabrics from rugs and ottomans to draperies and curtains in your living room for the same effect, even choosing seasonal options like cottons and linens for summer and cozier wools for winter months.

Add Texture

Making your living room cozier this autumn by adding textural elements is a simple and cost-effective way. Utilize natural fibers such as wool, cotton and linen for your rugs, window treatments and throw pillows and blankets made from wool cotton linen blend. When mixing and matching textures flannel blankets can be combined with faux fur pillows for an eclectic feel or combine different types of leather furniture for a more eclectic appearance.

Letting dark tones add coziness and comfort to a living room is also key in creating an inviting, warm space. Charcoal gray and navy blue are particularly effective at creating this effect, providing an environment conducive to relaxing and unwinding. Combine these hues with soft lighting and warm accents for an inviting yet cozy space.