18 Cozy Living Room Decor Ideas & Designer Examples

Gorgeous living rooms come in all sizes, shapes, shapes, patterns and colors, but the primary quality they all have in common is comfort. The living room is, after all, where you live – so you can also enhance it for cuddling and comfort, whatever that might mean for you. And while there are no hard and fast rules for making a room cozy, there are some designer tricks we see over and over again. Ahead, get inspired by 18 cozy living room models, and jot down your favorite cozy trends and ideas to try in your own space.

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Give it a golden glow

This sunny living room designed by Thomas Callaway exudes warmth, despite the large size and ceiling height. Callaway divided the room into zones to enhance intimacy and then used soft buttery paint on the walls to give the room a golden glow and rich, softly layered fabrics.

Separate an open space

A modular sofa, whitewashed paneling, and loose, beachy layering materials give this living room a cozy and comfortable feel that still feels intense. Since the living room shares space with the kitchen and dining room within a larger open floor plan, Studio DIAA installed a curtain. The semi-transparent fabric ensures plenty of light but also a sense of privacy.

Embrace existing size and pieces

If you have a smaller living room—or if you’re a renter and trying to figure out how to incorporate existing quirks, like funky tile—be sure to note this living room designed by Arent & Pyke. First of all, a cozy room can pack in enough seating and surface space, but it doesn’t look cramped. The company incorporated whimsical tiles around the firebox by painting the light pink pillars on the mantel and choosing a gorgeous Art Deco floral rug in complementary colors. A geometric cube table and contemporary lighting add a modern feel to the room. The end result proves that it is better to embrace and lift what you have than to fight with it.

Layer textures and styles

While colors can help warm a room, they are not the only way. Take this neutral-colored living room by Kristen Fine, for example. Soft, textured furnishings combine with cream paint, rustic wood trim, and plenty of antique touches to create a surprisingly modern statement. Even better, Fine explains that you can have a TV over the fireplace (film marathon = instant warm feelings) without making it a visual focal point. I made custom stucco sliding doors, and the asymmetric design makes it look like an abstract art.

stick to one color

Reflecting all of your walls to reflect light is a surefire way to make a room pop. And we’re here for this design trick, but we also love that designer Benjamin Dong did it in a way that doesn’t stifle the cozy feel of a small space. A monochromatic approach to green keeps the room from looking occupied while the distressed treatment on the mantelpiece and rich velvets warm it up.

pile on throws

A knit throw blanket, a slanted ladder to display and store additional textiles in a dimensional way, and plenty of plush pillows soften the more modern elements of this living room designed by Jeffrey Dungan, like the coffee table and sideboard.

highlight piano

The warm wooden piano will automatically make the large living room a more comfortable nook because it encourages gathering and making fun in general. Coral, gray, and copper work well to give this living room designed by Mona El Hajj a colorful story that is more dynamic but also more intimate.

Make it family friendly

A crisp stone fireplace surrounds, exposed rustic beams, and layered rugs make this living room friendly and comfortable enough for the whole family to enjoy –until, Especially the dog!

Balance powerful pieces with slim frames

This living room designed by Brigette Romanek makes another strong case for wall-to-wall bookshelves. Glossy iridescent velvet and plush Art Deco rug make the room feel like your cutest, sweetest friend. Seats with thin legs prevent the feeling of being stuffed.

Add Home Bar

Nothing makes you feel relaxed and ready for a good time like a home bar in the living room. Designer John Fondas transformed a shallow closet into an out-of-the-way bar nook with tons of wall storage by removing doors and masonry cabinets as well as side shelves. Marine and aquatic motifs are perfect for a Palm Beach party house.

Fill the room with books

A built-in wall-mounted bookcase in warm wood brings character to this modern living room designed by Studio Shamshiri. Neutral and moody with plenty of nods to nature and large windows that let the light in, this living room is formal enough to entertain guests and comfortable enough to really make yourself at home and relax. We also dig the recliner instead of a classic armchair.

Corner chairs towards the fireplace

In the living room of a Boston Brownstone designed by Jae Joo, it’s all about the fireplace. If you can’t fit into a large section and a single sofa looks awkwardly slanted stifling personal interactions, opt for two very large, comfy chairs with ottomans. Angled inward and toward the focal point (in this case, the fireplace), then place a small side table in between instead of a large coffee table in front of them. Chats in front of the fireplace!

remove the face

We loved the contrast of the whimsical tiles and realistic panels that also complement in some way because of the common color palette in this living room from Madeline Stewart. Two small sofas facing each other to ensure good conversation, but also provided a cozy place to curl up with a good book by the fire and natural light.

Play until cut off period

The sheepskin under the coffee table in this living room designed by Christian Burch and John Frenchet adds a softer, deeper element to the space. We also love the way the couple has been played, like the Flinestone-esque walls and wood-burning fireplace.

Choose a quirky layout

Speaking of funny angles, this eclectic living room designed by Montreal-based Les Ensembliers makes a case for unique design. All angled sofas are configured to divide the monotony of the classic symmetrical living room, and all the playful and luxurious fabrics warm the open and airy space. Aesthetically, it is refreshing and unique, which in turn gives the formal sitting room a simple and pleasant energy that inspires creativity and makes guests feel comfortable.

Nestle in a corner

Although we strongly believe in floating furniture, this tiny Manhattan apartment designed by Miles Reid proves that it isn’t always the best way to go. The wallpaper is hung horizontally rather than vertically for a modern look, and to make the room feel more spacious, the plush blue sofa, mirrored copper coffee table, and eye-catching art ensure it looks formal, too.

Mix black and gold

Dark black walls, lots of gold tones, and warm caramel make this living room designed by Ariene Bethea extra cozy but also formal and regal—the perfect balance if your living room doubles as a family room.

Encourage suspensions on the ground

In a bohemian living room, everything works just fine—but if you need some guidance, try this formula: a daybed plus a side chair, armchair, floor cushions, and a couple of stools. In this case, Commune Design also incorporated a statement rug and task lighting.

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