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5 Cozy Living Room Decor Ideas 

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During the coldest months of the year, it’s not unusual to spend a lot of time indoors. And who can blame you? Temperatures go down, and the desire to spend time in your cozy living room goes up. If your space looks a bit bare and you’re in search of ideas, you’re in the right place.  

There are many elements to consider when shopping for your living room, and it can get confusing. There are so many options to choose from, from end tables and coffee tables to sofas and fireplaces. The good news is that you can easily create a cozy living room by following a couple of tips while exploring different solutions for your space. 

We’re going to give you some ideas on how to make a cozy living room at home. With the right sofa, fireplace, and living room furniture, your space will look terrific! Let’s look at some ideas and answer some questions you may have on how to create a cozy living room. 

How to Create a Cozy Living Room? 

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Creating a cozy living room is easier than you think if you follow a few simple ideas and tips. Even if you’re working with a small room, a few perfect elements can transform a dull space into a cozy living room. Let’s start from the basics: what are the elements you’d like to invest in for your space? Usually, a sofa is a great way to start. It’s a big and important piece of furniture in a cozy living room, and you can start from there. 

Our sofas come in different shapes and sizes. If you are working with a small room, you might want to consider a loveseat, for example. They are small and compact, and easy to position even in a small room, creating a simple yet cozy living room. 

If you have a bit more room to play with, creating a cozy living room is even easier. As for a sofa, you could invest in a great L-shaped or U-shaped sectional. These options are amazing if you have a bit more space in your living room. An L-shaped sectional is a fantastic idea if you want to create a singular shape in your living room or divide it from your kitchen area, should they be merged.  

A U-shaped sectional, on the other hand, is the preferred choice for those with lots of space. If you have a large area in your living room to dedicate to a big sofa for the whole family, choose a U-shaped sectional sofa. Everyone will have their own comfortable spot to watch TV from. 

It’s worth noting that our sofas have a distinctive design feature: StainGard™ fabric. Do you dread the idea of cleaning your sofa or have it permanently stained from food or drinks? Don’t be. With this innovative design feature, we made sure our materials repel dirt and stains, leaving you free to enjoy a movie night with your kids and pets. 

Furniture for a Modern Cozy Living Room 

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There are many furniture pieces to consider investing in to create a cozy living room. As with the sofa, it depends mostly on your space availability as well as your preference in design styles. But if the modern style is what you’re looking for, you’ll want to choose furniture with clean edges and a simple design. Look for natural materials, neutral colors, and a minimalist look in your living room furniture, and you’ll achieve modern decor. Let’s look into some ideas for your space. 

Once you’ve picked your sofa, a coffee table could be a great addition to the space. If the end goal is to create a cozy living room, a coffee table can be a fantastic option for you. Coffee tables give you the chance to relax in front of the TV and lay your drinks and snacks on a reliable surface. They are great for people who have guests over or live with others. Movie nights require a reliable surface for your favorite drinks, and your popcorn and candy. 

Similarly, bar cabinets are a great addition to the space. They are a unique addition to the room and transform even the dullest space in a cozy living room. Furthermore, they are ideal for people who work in their living room when working remotely. As it’s of paramount importance to take breaks while you work, a bar cabinet can help you remember to get up and get a coffee or a snack to rewire after a long hour of work.  

Furthermore, there are many storage solutions you could invest in to create a cozy living room. Clutter is about the least cozy thing one can think of, isn’t it? Storage solutions like console tables and media cabinets can help you make your cozy living room dreams come true.  

Instead of letting piles of stuff accumulate, you can create a cozy living room by adding clever storage solutions to your space. Even if you are working with a small room, you can reorganize everything with the help of the right cabinets and free up some space. A console table, for example, gives you shelves for storage and a surface to display your favorite items. A media cabinet, on the other hand, is a small cabinet made specifically to store your media essentials and other small objects and keep them out of sight. 

An Extra Step to a Cozy Living Room 

One of the easiest ways to create a cozy living room is by adding a gorgeous fireplace to your space. And while some urban centers don’t allow for real fireplaces, electric ones can be just as realistic and purposeful! 

You can create a beautiful, cozy living room with the help of an electric fireplace. Have you checked out our many fireplace options? They can instantly transform any space into a cozy living room! Enjoy supplemental heat for a medium to small room or enjoy it without heat to relax with a realistic log fire in any climate. A fireplace adds a touch of warmth — figuratively and literally — to your space while also creating a cozy and welcoming feel to your home.  

 Some of our fireplaces have shelves under the top surface or come with cabinet doors. This allows for easy storage of magazines, books, and other small objects. Keep clutter out of sight with practical closed storage, and you are one step closer to creating a cozy living room. 

Cozy Living Room Sets 

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Perhaps the easiest and fastest way to create a cozy living room would be by investing in a living room set. Why spend time picking out every element singularly when you have amazing sets available? 

From traditional Black living room sets to softer finishes like beige and brown, you can create a cozy living room with the help of any of our living room bundles. Once you’ve selected your sofa, you can easily complement it with a living room set with end tables, a coffee table, console tables, and even a TV stand. 

A TV stand is surely an element that will help you create a cozy living room in any space, even a small room. It serves to support your TV as well as granting you storage space for your living room essentials. 

Living room sets are wonderful in that they help you maintain the same style throughout your space. Shopping for them is also less time-consuming because you can buy all your living room furniture in one shot. Moreover, sets often turn out to be cheaper than buying every item on its own, making living room sets a great option to save both time and money. 

There are a variety of design styles you can look into when picking the elements to create your cozy living room. 

Traditional Living Room Decor 

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One of the most beloved styles you can choose to create a cozy living room is traditional design. While traditional styles have transformed throughout the years, some elements of this distinguished style are evergreen. 

Traditional styles aren’t difficult to spot because they have a distinctive look. They tend to focus on elegance and continuous decor; items in the room will be consistent and complementary. Two of the most used colors in the traditional style are beige and brown. And, of course, most traditional living rooms have one distinctive feature: a rug. To add a touch of traditional style to your living room, start by choosing a nice rug that features a mix of warm colors and intricate patterns. 

Traditional living rooms are also characterized by robust furniture such as sofas and upholstered armchairs. These contribute to an intimate and welcoming atmosphere in your cozy living room. 

Alternatively, typical architectural details such as moldings and ceiling roses are another two details unique to the traditional style. Lastly, don’t forget about decor and lights, such as flowers for the former and chandeliers and pendant lamps for the latter. 

Industrial Living Room Decor 

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Who said industrial design can’t be cozy? It very much can be, especially with some of our industrial design style collections. 

The Anthropology Collection by Bush Furniture, for example, is a gorgeous one for your space. The design of this collection is characterized by the fusion of three materials: wood, glass, and metal. The result is an edgy, modern industrial style that looks good in any environment.  

With a simple solution such as a bar cabinet, for example, you can create a corner for your cozy living room where you can relax and have a coffee when you need a break. Similarly, you can invest in a set of end tables or a coffee table to enjoy days and nights on your sofa with more comfort. 

Industrial design is especially popular in loft-style homes, and it’s something you can easily achieve at home with the right furniture and decor. By choosing furniture with metal and glass accents, you automatically contribute to an industrial look. When it comes to your decor, try some exposed lighting, antique or vintage thrift store finds made from metal or wood, or pillows and chairs with distressed leather. A combination of the right living room furniture and some unique decor items will help you create the ultimate industrial living room décor. 

If you’re lucky enough to have an exposed brick wall, then you’ll want to take advantage of it and place your couch against it for the ultimate industrial look. But even if you don’t have such luck, there are ways around it. Why not try some brick wallpaper to create the industrial design style you’re going for? It will no doubt be a staple in your home. 

Rustic Living Room Decor 

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If your preferred design style is rustic, we’ve got you covered. You can achieve a rustic and cozy living room with a few perfect elements and the right decor. 

A rustic living room will have a lot of natural textures and elements. Choose decor items that mimic nature, especially anything that is made of wood. Furniture with distressed wood finishes such as the pieces in our Key West Collection, create a lovely rustic feel. Choosing furniture in a rustic or farmhouse style is the first step in creating the perfect decor.  

Furthermore, you can achieve a cozy living room look by adding the right lighting to your space. While natural light is invigorating and energizing, it needs to be balanced out with softer, more intimate lighting at night. A nice roaring fire creates beautiful light. Not everyone has a fireplace in their home, however. The answer is simple, choose one of our amazing electric fireplaces to create that soft cozy lighting and some extra warmth in your living room. 

Tie it all together with some cozy knit blankets and cushions on your sofa, and you’ll have the perfect rustic living room décor. 

Cozy Living Room Ideas for Apartments  

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If you’re trying to set up and decorate a small room, we’ve got you covered. Sometimes dealing with lack of space can be a daunting, especially since there are so many elements you might want to add to create a cozy living room. 

There are many ways to set up a small room and transform it into a cozy living room. One simple way is to choose living room furniture with storage. A narrow console table is a great storage solution for a small room, and it provides a nice surface for some decorations. A coffee table with storage is also a great idea. Use the storage to keep your remote controls, coasters, and other living room accessories in order.  

If you have a small space, you might also want to choose a 2-person or 3-person sofa. While sectionals are lovely, you need to work with the space you have. Our loveseats and couches are just as comfy as our large sectionals, and they take up very little space. If you don’t spend a lot of time in your living room, you might prefer to opt for a few accent chairs for occasional seating. The choice is yours! 

If you live in a small space, then it’s possible you might need to set up your home office in your living room. If you want to subtly integrate your workstation into your entertainment space, then a secretary desk might be the perfect option for you.  

These small desks blend easily into your space because they allow you to hide your work surface. When you’re not working, the desk looks like a regular accent cabinet with some nice decor items and a few pens and papers. It’s the perfect small space solution for remote workers. 

Achieve a Cozy Living Room with the Right Decor 

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While a good sofa and a fireplace are a great way to create a cozy living room, it’s undeniable that the right decor will take your space to a whole new level. Don’t be shy to decorate your space according to your favorite style to make it truly unique and cozy. 

Art or plants are a great way to decorate your space and create a cozy living room. And the great part about it is that neither of these options have to be very expensive. If you’re into art, you can invest in a canvas or an art print. You can find these at local art stores or even online.  

If you’re into plants, there are so many options to explore, provided you have enough natural light for them in your living room. While some plants survive in low light, they all need abundant sunlight to thrive and grow fuller. Make sure your plants get adequate sunlight during the day.  

A great living room plant is Fiddle leaf fig, also called Ficus lyrata. It’s a gorgeous plant that looks wonderful in a cozy living room like the one you’re setting up. It thrives in abundant light and needs decent moisture. 

Another option is the Snake plant, also called sansevieria. This is a plant that can survive extremely low light, and it can also go without water for a relatively long time. Of course, regular watering and adequate sunlight will help this plant grow even better.  

Alternatively, you can give a splash of color to your living room and make it cozier with a nice rug or an accent wall. In the winter months especially, a rug adds a touch of warmth to any place. An accent wall, on the other hand, is a great and uncomplicated way to add brightness and uniqueness to a space without compromising space. 

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