Lately I’ve had a craving! Not for chocolate, but for a warm and cozy living room that leaves you feeling like you’ve just been given a big old hug.
There are many ways to create a warm and cozy living room. Mix and match fabrics to provide depth – and of course, light a fire in the fireplace.
Natural woodwork and a beautiful rug lends cozy warmth to any space.
Earthy, organic elements add texture and warmth to a small space. Antlers, a wood coffee table, leather chairs, and a faux hide rug lend texture, while a soft plaid wallpaper provides pattern against the gray-painted trim.
Rich, wood ceiling beams create instant warmth to a living room. Home lumber stores make it easy to create beams. Dark wood trim around windows and doors enhances the cozy, comfortable feel. Plain linen slipcovers allow the architectural details of the room to stand out.
Most people think a warm and cozy living room needs to wear warm colors like rust or gold. But this blue living room proves that even cool hues can create rich, cozy comfort. Yes, an in-use fireplace helps – along with a warm-hued chair and patterned rug.
I’ve been thinking of painting my family room a warm chocolate hue but wonder what it would look like next to the dining room with its off-white walls. Seeing this photos of a red-brown den adjacent to a white hallway leaves me feeling like the look will be okay.
Even a room with a tall ceiling can feel cozy, especially when decorated with warm red leather furniture and a beautiful, darker rug to ground the room.
If you prefer lighter colors in your home, you can still create a warm and cozy living room with the use of textures. Here, a stone fireplace stands tall under a painted wood ceiling. A natural fiber rug, linen slip covers, and a rustic wood coffee table come together to create a cozy gathering space.
On the flip side, dark walls can create a warm and inviting room without feeling dreary. And lately, this is the type of room I’m drawn to. Darker tones paired with a bit of color like the cheery rug. When the room lives in an historic home, it’s all the better!
What type of living room are you most drawn to? Light and airy? Or a little dark and moody?