25 Cozy Living Room Ideas To Inspire You This Season

Is there anything more inviting than a cozy living room? I don’t think so. Today, we’re going to look at some of the coziest living room ideas that no one can stop talking about.

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It’s about that time of year again! 

Living Room Decor Ideas With A Cozy Feeling

Easy Window Coverings 

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It’s important to be able to cover your windows when you want them covered and leave them bare when you want them bare. Blinds or shutters can take care of this for you, but so can simple and sleek window roller shades. 

You can buy roller shades almost anywhere and most of them are the same with simple color or pattern differences. 

Floor Pillows To Create A Cozy Decor

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Floor pillows are one of the coziest living room items you can buy. Bohemian floor pillows are always in and they look amazing on any floor. You can add them to carpets, rugs, or hard floors for a comfortable low seat.

Pay attention to the size of your floor pillows as not all of them are large enough to accommodate just anyone. And ensure that the pillowcase comes with a pillow! 

Lots Of Lighting For A Cozy Atmosphere

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Sometimes lighting options can be cozier than universal lighting. Having multiple lamps and lights can really make a place feel inviting. It’s also great for people who can’t decide which lamp to buy for their living room. 

Try matching the lamps you buy instead of buying an array of lamps that don’t go well together. 

Unique Furniture For A natural Look

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This is especially true for couches. You can walk through an apartment complex and you will see the same couches over and over again. There’s nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it’s nice to branch out and get funky. 

Curved couches are a fun way to branch out for the first time. You can also get a chaise lounge as an alternative. 

Never-Ending Sofa

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Is there anything cozier than a soft place to land each night? Not really. But it doesn’t have to be your bed that does that for you. Having a cozy living room that accommodates everyone is an amazing thought.

It can act as a guest room or as a place to nap in the afternoons in front of the TV. That’s always a great day! 

Portable Pieces

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Multi-purpose furniture is trending once again. Not just in small spaces. Although they work best for small spaces, you can save even more space using multi-purpose furniture in your large living room.

A great way to start is to get a couch that is portable and can be used as a cot in guest rooms or kids’ bedrooms during sleepovers. 

Don’t Forget Marble

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Marble furniture is absolutely stunning, but it is also rare. It can be difficult to find marble decor and marble furniture so count yourself lucky if you do find some. Start with vases, tables, and footstools. 

You can also start even smaller by getting coasters that look amazing on top of any coffee table made of wood. 

Live Plants Add Warmth To Any Cozy Corner

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This is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to get a cozy living room. Add some real plants and you can immediately see and feel the difference it makes in your living room. There’s nothing like nature to give a place life. 

It’s okay to use small plants instead of going big with trees in your living room. Small plants are actually cozier anyway.

Leather Is Still In

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Tan leather sofas are still trending and have been for quite some time. Just because you have seen them time and again doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get one. Leather furniture will always be cool no matter how many people use it. 

If you don’t want to use a leather couch, you can still use a leather footstool which will add to any living room furniture set. 

Center The Couch

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You heard it here first. People are centering their couch in this new cozy living room trend and it’s actually working. This works best if the couch doesn’t have a back but it can work either way with your cozy living room. 

It is usually best to add end tables to either side and omit the footstool or ottoman if using this setup. 

Floating Shelves

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We cannot stop talking about floating shelves and with good reason. Floating shelves look magical, feel airy, and open a space up big time. So try hanging your shelves by anchoring them higher next time. 

This works with large shelves and small shelves alike but it tends to work best on medium shelves that you can center better. 

Criss-Cross Time

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Criss-crossing is an old trend that is catching on again. You can do this by layering your furniture. Start with the rug, then cross the couch over it, then a table over it the other direction. Keep doing this for any layers you may have.

Try not to go overboard, starting with two items and working your way up from there.

Furniture/Rug Symmetry 

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Always make sure you are aware of how cohesive your furniture and floors are. They should be going in the same direction unless you intentionally make them criss-cross. If this is the case, ensure that you do so with purpose. 

Either way, it works but it actually looks more effortless if you do it purposefully. 

Wallpaper Is Back

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People love to hate on wallpaper but if you do it right, it can make a cozy living room even cozier. I’m convinced that the right designer or the right mind can make anything cool, attractive, and enviable. 

Yes, even wallpaper. Make sure you shop a long time before deciding on which wallpaper though.

Broaden The Sectional

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Sectionals are one of the best uses of seating options to exist in living rooms. They offer a lot of seating in the smallest space possible, optimizing their purpose. So go ahead and go bigger with that sectional. 

Longer sectionals can add a couple of extra seats to one piece of furniture. Some of them even double the seating. 

Remember The Accent Chairs

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Let’s face it. Not everyone enjoys sitting next to someone else. While it doesn’t bother some people, others can get uncomfortable. So having an accent chair available is one of the most considerate things you can do.

It doesn’t have to be large. It can be cute and small, adding a touch of character to any cozy living room. 

Art That Makes A Statement

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This gorgeous model covers this cozy living room wall. While you can use any type of art that you prefer, having a wall of art is super inviting and fun. Never be afraid to go big when it comes to works of art.

Painting your own mural is ideal but having a friend do it or buying one that you plaster on can also work out fine.

Go With The Flow

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Flow is super important but most people can’t see it until it has been accomplished. It can be difficult to create great flow in a room if you are a beginner. But you can start with leaving floor space to walk and ensuring the furniture doesn’t clash. 

Try going in the same direction with all of your furniture, like close but not fitting puzzle pieces. 

Floor To Ceiling Curtains

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Apron curtains can be fun but have you ever tried using floor to ceiling curtains? These give a movie theater look to any living room and are perfect for family rooms when you want plenty of privacy and class.

Ensure that the curtains have a way to be held back for times when you want to let that extra light in.

Sheer Curtains

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If floor-to-ceiling drapes are too much for you then consider sheer curtains. They let the same amount of light in without allowing the sun to overwhelm the living room. They offer a wonderful balance for window coverings. 

Try white sheer curtains first and then branch out to colored sheer curtains. 

Lighting To Stand Out

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Globe lighting is trending and it is gorgeous, but so are other unique lights made of mason jars or fish bowls. It’s the same concept and refracts light similarly. Just make sure you know if you want a transparent or semi-transparent glass. 

You can make your own mason jar lights with ease because you can get fixtures that they will screw into.

Stay Monochromatic

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Monochrome palettes can be super attractive. You can add pops of color for that extra pizazz, but it’s truly okay if you only add monochrome colors. Think silvers, greys, whites, and light blacks. This can look amazing. 

It’s a good idea to try adding a pop of your favorite decor color without going overboard. 

Get Warm

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People often fear that going too warm can make their homes look cheap. But it’s one of the best ways to get a cozy living room. Add only warm colors, just be sure to add some cool decor like plants which can cool off a warm room.

Green plants work best and try to stay away from fall colors in plants. Stick to summer and spring plants when cooling a room off.

Stay True To You

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I guarantee that this will be the best tip you receive for anything in interior designs, including a cozy living room. There are many reasons why staying true to you is effective. First of all, your home is made for you.

So adding what makes you happy is important. But on the other hand, whenever you use your own inspirations as your base then you will be able to decorate more passionately and in turn, have a more cohesive and alluring living room.