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Tips and Tricks to Create a Cozy Living Room 

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Fall and winter are around the corner, and it’s not uncommon to spend a lot of time indoors during the coldest months of the year. As the weather cools, your desire to spend time in your warm living room increases. If your space is looking a little bare and you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to give you all the tips you need to create the perfect cozy living room

When shopping for your living room, there are numerous factors to consider, which can sometimes be overwhelming. There are numerous options available, ranging from end tables and coffee tables to sofas and fireplaces. And choosing a sofa or a sectional is no less difficult, as there are so many different materials and options to choose from. The good news is that you can easily create a cozy living room by following a few tips and experimenting with various solutions for your space. 

Let’s look into some of the best choices to create a cozy living room and answer some questions you may have. 

How to Create a Cozy Living Room?  

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If you follow a few simple tips and tricks, creating a cozy living room is easier than you think. Even if you’re working with a small space, a few well-chosen elements can transform a dull area into a comfortable and cozy living room. Let’s start with the basics: what elements do you want to invest in for your space? Typically, a sofa is an excellent place to begin. It’s a large and important piece of furniture in a comfortable living room, and it’s a great staple to create a cozy space. 

Our sofas come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Starting with chaise lounges and loveseats all the way to larger sectionals such as an L-shaped couch or a U-shaped sofa. There are so many options to choose from!  

Let’s start with loveseats. These small sofas are small and compact, making it easy to place them in even the smallest spaces, resulting in a simple yet cozy living room solution apt for studios apartments. It’s also a great choice for a small home office, should you decide to make it cozier and have a dedicated space to read and relax. 

A cozy living room is of course even easier to create if you have a little more space to work with. If you have more space in your living room, sectionals are fantastic. A U-shaped sofa is perfect for big, wide spaces where the whole family can gather. It’s a fantastic option to spend time together in your cozy living room, watching TV or chatting with your family and friends. 

An L-shaped sofa, on the other hand, is perfect for bigger and smaller places alike. It can wonderfully enrich a large, bare living space or it can serve as a solution to divide two spaces in a smaller area. For example, some apartments have a shared living room and kitchen, and an L-shaped sofa can really make a difference in organizing the space and making it more welcoming. 

Why Choose One of Our Sofas? 

With solutions ranging from traditional to contemporary and mid-century modern, our vast couch and sofa range is just what you need for your space! Creating a comfy living room with one of our many seating solutions will be a total breeze. 

Not only do we offer great quality, a variety of styles, and several fabric colors, but we also have innovative StainGard™ fabrics that are kid- and pet-friendly. You can relax in your living room without worrying about stains or messes.  
 
Do you dread cleaning your upholstery because it is permanently stained from food or drinks? Or perhaps your pets did something they shouldn’t have? Don’t fret. Our StainGard™ fabric repels dirt and liquids, leaving you free to enjoy a movie night with your kids and pets. 

A Warm and Cozy Touch for Any Living Room 

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Adding a beautiful fireplace to your space is one of the simplest ways to create a cozy living room. While real fireplaces are not permitted in some urban areas, electric fireplaces can be just as realistic and functional! 

An electric fireplace can help you create a beautiful, cozy living room. Have you looked at our various fireplace options? They can instantly transform any room into a comfortable and warm space!  

In any climate, whether it’s a chilly summer night or a freezing winter day, use it as supplemental heat for a medium to small room or without heat to relax with a realistic log fire. A fireplace adds a touch of warmth — both metaphorically and literally — to your space while also creating a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. 

Some of our fireplaces include shelves beneath the top surface, or cabinet doors for extra privacy. This makes it simple to store magazines, books, and other small items. Keep clutter out of sight with functional closed storage, and you’ll be one step closer to a cozy living room. 

Lastly, some of our fireplaces are included within a TV stand, which allows you to furnish, warm up, and add a practical solution to your space all at once. 

Cozy Living Room Ideas: Furniture 

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The way to make your living room even cozier is by making it as functional as possible. It’s always easier to feel comfortable and relaxed in spaces where clutter is hidden, supplies are stored, and everything is neat and organized. 

There are numerous furniture pieces to consider in order to create a functional and comfortable living room. As with the sofa, it primarily depends on your space availability as well as your design preferences. If you want to go for a more modern look, opt for furniture with clean edges and a simple design. Look for living room furniture with natural materials, neutral colors, and a minimalist look to achieve modern decor.  

After you’ve chosen your sofa, a coffee table could be an excellent addition to the room. Coffee tables allow you to relax in front of the TV while placing your drinks and snacks on a stable surface. They are ideal for people who entertain guests or love to gather in the living room with their family. Movie nights necessitate a dependable surface for your favorite drinks, as well as your popcorn and candy.  

Furthermore, our lift top coffee table desks are great for people who like to do some additional work while spending time in the living room. By lifting the top of the coffee table, you’ll gain a practical work surface to adjust your laptop and work comfortably, take notes while you listen to an interesting program, or want to do some writing. Our tables lift to standard desk height, allowing you to work in an ergonomic position from the comfort of your cozy living room. 

Similarly, bar cabinets are an excellent addition to the room. They are a one-of-a-kind solution that can transform even the most boring space into an inviting living room. Furthermore, they are ideal for people who work remotely. After all, it is critical to take breaks while working. A bar cabinet can help you remember to get up and get a coffee or a snack to rewire after a long meeting or a stressful morning.  

Lastly, there are numerous storage options available to help you create a cozy living room. Who thinks of clutter when talking about a cozy living room? Storage solutions such as console tables and media cabinets can help you complete the look and store your items neatly. 

Rather than allowing piles of stuff to accumulate, you can create a cozy living room by incorporating clever storage solutions into your space. Even if you have a small room, you can reorganize everything with the right cabinets and free up some space. A console table, for example, provides storage shelves as well as a surface to display your favorite decor items. Other solutions to look into are media cabinets and end tables. The former is a great choice to store media essentials, while the second is perfect as a small storage solution and surface to place beside your sofa. 

Cozy Living Room Ideas: Styles 

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Whether you’ve been set on a specific style from the start or you prefer to mix different looks, the many design styles to choose from will surely give you enough material to work with to create the most beautiful and coziest living room. 

Let’s start with the traditional style. This is a style that embraces continuity and consistency. The furniture looks robust, and beige and brown are the most consistently used colors, along with white. Moldings are also among the architectural touches you can expect from the traditional style. As for lights, a chandelier or a big pendant light can help you complete the look. For a sofa that complements this style, check out our Hudson Collection, which features rolled arms and rounded bun feet for a timeless, traditional look. 

If you’re into the industrial style, which evokes the feeling of big and bare Manhattan lofts, consider leaving some exposed, unfinished sides such as a brick wall or industrial pipes. Complete the look with elements made of metal, glass, and other cold textures. To add a touch of warmth, choose exposed vintage light bulbs. 

Now, let’s move onto the rustic style. With its coastal, relaxed feel, the rustic style embraces natural textures and elements to create a peaceful, quaint look. Choose decor items that resemble nature, particularly those made of wood. Distressed wood finishes on furniture, such as the cozy living room furniture pieces in our Key West Collection, create a lovely rustic feel. As for lights, there is nothing more beautiful than a gorgeous electric fireplace! You can instantly give the space a touch of warmth and also gain an extra heating solution. 

Cozy Living Room Ideas: Decor 

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Last, but not least, is living room decor. You can choose the perfect furniture, but the key to a relaxing living room also lies in the right living room decor! 

While a good sofa and a fireplace are great ways to create a cozy living room, the right living room decor will elevate your space to a whole new level. Don’t be afraid to decorate your space in your preferred style to make it truly unique and cozy. 

Art or plants are excellent ways to decorate your living room and make it feel more inviting. The best part is that neither of these options has to be expensive. If you enjoy art, you can purchase a canvas or an art print. These can be found in local art stores or even online, often downloadable and printable.  

If you enjoy plants there are numerous options to consider, provided you have enough natural light in your living room. While some plants can survive in low light, all require plenty of sunlight to thrive and grow fuller. Ensure that your plants receive enough sunlight during the day, and never place them in dark corners. Though some plants are said to be apt for low light, none will truly thrive or grow without adequate sunlight. 

A great plant that can grow very tall, adding a sophisticated, modern touch to any place is the Bird of Paradise plant. It is a tropical plant that needs a lot of light, so make sure to place it in a bright spot. If light is an issue, the ZZ plant is a great option. It’s generally a smaller plant and it doesn’t grow as fast, but it tolerates low light and it’s considered to be a low maintenance option. 

Alternatively, a nice rug or accent wall can add a splash of color to your living room and make it cozier. A rug, especially in the winter, adds a touch of warmth to any space. Cozy living room rugs are very trendy at the moment, and you are spoiled for choice when it comes to picking one. Some are even machine washable, making it ideal for pet owners or parents of small children. An accent wall, on the other hand, is a simple and effective way to add brightness and uniqueness to a room without sacrificing space. 

Lastly, don’t forget to add lots of texture to your living room now that we’re entering the cold season. A cozy blanket or some throw pillows may seem like a small detail, but they can truly give your space that cozy and homey feel you’re looking to achieve. 

Now that you know everything about creating a cozy living room, are you ready to choose your living room furniture? Shop today! 

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