How to Make a Cozy and Inviting Living Room

how to design your living room to be cozy and comfortable

Do you ever browse design magazines or Pinterest and wonder how to make your living room as cozy and inviting as the images? It may not be as difficult as you think. With a little planning, you can achieve the cozy, inviting living space you’ve always wanted.

Choose Plush, Upholstered Furniture

Furniture is one of the main ingredients to set the tone in your living room. Plush, upholstered furniture that’s comfortable and inviting is sure to make your home cozy for all to enjoy.

Decorate in Layers

Layers invite an element of coziness by mixing and matching pieces. Layer throws and pillows to add warmth to your living room. Rugs can be layered under a coffee table with a few pillows placed neatly underneath for guests to relax wherever they please.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Lighting

We’re talking all forms of lighting. Natural light, overhead light, and the ambiance of lamps.

While overhead lighting sometimes gets a bad reputation, it may be because it’s the wrong fixture. Replace stale or outdated overhead lighting with a stunning fixture that spreads light at all angles. Add soft or LED lighting and ambiance with decorative lamps on side tables or floor lamps near reading chairs.

Add a Touch of Leather

Genuine leather brings a touch of earthy, natural tones which can warm up an entire space. Accent with an ergonomic leather recliner or go big with a leather sofa or sectional.

Tap into Textures

Too much of one thing is never a good thing. The key to cozy is playing with textures. Expand your horizons with soft throw blankets, woven textures, baskets, metals, fabrics, and glass. The variety can bring warmth to a cool place.

Mix Rustic and Glam

Natural wood furniture and antler accents won’t turn your space into a cabin when it’s accented by neutral gray tones, glass, and other glamorous pieces. Create the right mix of rustic and glam for an inviting place for friends and family to gather.

Knits and Cozy Blankets

Is there anything cozier than knits? As you layer textures, include a knit blanket over a chair or soft, furry throws at arm’s reach for those cool, brisk mornings. Curl up with a cup of coffee and a book and you won’t want to leave your cozy corner anytime soon.

Add Natural Elements

Keep your living room vibrant with fresh, green plants. Do you find it difficult to keep plants alive? Decorate with succulents for natural greenery and less watering.

Show Off the Family

Nothing makes a home more appealing than the lives lived by the people inside. Showcase photos of fun family times and special memories with friends.

Keep It Functional

Cozy can also be functional. Make sure guests have a convenient place to set their drinks. Hide magazines, toys, or extra blankets in functional ottomans. If space feels tight, reduce the feeling of clutter with open-aired chairs and coffee tables.

Need more cozy furniture ideas? European Leather Gallery has exactly what you need for sofas, chairs, ottomans, coffee tables, and more.

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