Warm & Cozy Living Room Ideas by Meadow Blu

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Even when the weather is warm, it’s important to make sure that your living space is warm and inviting. Designing this room in a way that feels cozy is crucial if you want it to feel like a relaxing space. From your furniture and décor to lighting, every component plays a role in helping you design a warm, cozy area. Read on for some simple warm and cozy living room ideas, so you can create a space that’s comfortable and appealing not just to yourself, but also to your guests.

Area Rugs Warm Up Any Living Room

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If you have hardwood flooring or another type of solid floor, an area rug will instantly add warmth to your living room. Look for rugs that will tie everything together, whether it’s a solid-colored rug or something in an intricate pattern. Seek rugs that come in a similar colorway to the rest of the room to create a cohesive look. Loloi Rugs come in a range of gorgeous motifs from all-over floral patterns to global-inspired designs. It’s also vital to make sure that your area rug is the right size. A good rule of thumb is that the larger the living room is, the larger the rug should be. No matter what style you pick out, your new area rug should extend at least two feet around all sides of the sofa.
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Jaipur Rugs offer a myriad of stunning designs ranging from classic Persian patterns to modern geometric styles. The key is to choose an area rug that’s soft, easy to clean, and one that comes in a warm, rich color palette. These floor coverings instantly take your living room to a warm and cozy level.

Warm and Cozy Living Room Ideas: Layer Textures

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A multitude of textures will give your living room a cozy feel. Mix and match a variety of textures to give the room more visual depth and an inviting vibe. You can bring in beautiful velvet or linen living room sofas, then add a few decorative pillows and throw blankets to the mix. Thick curtain panels in a richly colored fabric will also help to make your living space feel cozier. Have some fun playing with prints, patterns, and textures for a multilayered look. Consider the incredible Carla Velvet Sofa from Candelabra Home, with its curvaceous shape and luscious velvet upholstery. This roomy two-toned velvet sofa is not only soft and dreamy, but it pairs beautifully with other textures to add coziness to your living space.

Make Furniture the Foundation

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As you design your living room, make sure that the furniture is acting as the anchor of the space. Look for living room furniture that has a bold presence to ground the room, then decorate it around to add layers and warmth. Your living room furniture can be any color, but it does play a role in how the room will feel. Consider living room sofas in soft colors like a natural ivory or a dusty rose. You can also go bolder with jewel tones, which will give your living space a rich, sophisticated touch. The BLU Home Luxe Slipper Chair is a contemporary chair you can lean back and lounge in style on. This sofa chair is designed with an extended seat and a low backrest for comfort you can sink into. The top grain leather upholstery on the Luxe slipper chair ages beautifully for a well-worn aesthetic.

If you need larger living room furniture, Luxe is also available with sectional style options, which offers you the chance to customize your seating for a cozy entertaining or lounging area you’ll love.

Aim for Functionality

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One of the most crucial warm and cozy living room ideas is to ensure that this space is as functional as possible. Choose items like coffee tables that feature unique features to make this space more useful. The Mila Coffee Table from Bungalow 5 Furniture features a unique design with an L-shaped coffee table and separate cube side table. You can put the two pieces together to make the table larger or separate them for versatility. It’s wrapped in a beautiful linen fabric with a lacquered finish in your choice of deep navy blue or modern white.

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Another fabulous option from Bungalow 5 Furniture includes the Harve Square Coffee Table. This ultra-modern table sits on a sturdy metal base completed in shimmering polished brass. The top is completed in hair=and-hide for added warmth, and you choose to add glass for more functionality if you wish. Its soft sides and top are a surefire way to bring more warmth into your living space.

Focus on Lighting

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The right lighting can make any room cozy and warm. When it comes to warm and cozy living room ideas for lighting, consider a sleek and bright chandelier. A chandelier fixture not only makes the living room bright, but it also adds a sculptural, visually interesting touch. Explore several different chandelier styles to determine which one will complement the rest of your living room. Try the Calypso Chandelier from Jamie Young Co. featuring three tiers of metal discs in a hand-leafed champagne finish. If you prefer a more organic look, try the Willow Chandelier from Jamie Young Co. featuring a basket weave shade made from natural fibers for a warm, inviting touch. Chandeliers from Regina Andrew Lighting offer added warmth and richness to your living space. Consider the stunning Lorelei Wood Bead Chandelier, boasting gray distressed wooden beads delicately draped in layers. This chandelier will instantly give your living room a cozy, warm touch and added texture thanks to its circular rattan-wrapped frame.

Express Yourself

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Area rugs, lighting, and seating are all key components of any living room. However, the best way to make this area cozy is to show off some personal pieces. A beautiful bookshelf is a great way to display a variety of small sculptures, framed photographs, and collectibles that have meaning.
A well-crafted take on functional display and storage, the contemporary Double Booked Display Cabinet pairs warm wood tones with polished metal for a refined use of materials and finishes. Framed in a Warm Slate finish, its shadow box-like design features ample open space and adjustable glass shelves. On the right, its Sepia burl clad storage space is accented by Champagne Gold hardware, creating the appearance of an asymmetrical, box-within-a-box. For added function, the center shelf features a pullout tray for service, or a place to rest one’s glass while admiring books and collectables. Both sides are fully finished, so it can function as a free-floating divider or a wall piece. You can also elevate and warm up your living room with artwork. Hang items that have meaning, or choose art that features a rich, warm color palette.

Accentuate Your Space

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Incorporating textures into your living room will give it a warm and cozy feel. Place some woven baskets in a corner and fill them with soft and cuddly throw blankets made of wool or faux fur. You can also hang colorful hand-woven baskets on your walls for more visual depth. Throw pillows are another easy way to warm up your living space. Look for pillows made of soft fabrics and those that feature subtle colors and patterns. Loloi Rugs offers a myriad of stunning pillows in a wide range of patterns and designs. Look for pillows that add a playful pop of color, or choose something with rich textures like beautiful fringe, woven patterns, or unique embroidery. These small details can go a long way in transforming your living room into a cozy and inviting space.

Keep it Casual

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In order for your living room to look and feel cozy, you’ll want to keep things relaxed and laid back. A pouf or ottoman are excellent options to add a fun touch and functionality. Try the Saba Pouf. Saba is a natural fiber pouf, that features thermocol beads, which keep their shape longer.

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Accent pieces can make your living room more inviting and less sterile, so have fun picking out a few options that really speak to you and your personality. If you want something a little more sophisticated, add an ottoman completed in smooth hide-on-hair, like the Jamie Young Co. Thackeray Ottoman featuring a round silhouette and supple hide leather upholstery in a neutral color.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

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Wall mirrors add glam and brightness to any living space, but they can also help this room feel cozier. Look for a mirror featuring a wide frame and textured details. The Bonjour Rattan Mirror from Regina Andrew Lighting features a whimsical oval shape and a wheat-colored basketweave frame for a touch of Bohemian style. If you prefer a rustic look, choose the stunning Organic Round Mirror from Jamie Young Co. This mirror features an incredibly beautiful mango wood frame with a natural, organic design. No two mirrors are alike, which means you’ll get an authentic slice of nature right in your living room. From new sofas and coffee tables to lighting and more, keep these warm and cozy living room ideas in mind to help you design a place that will be inviting and comfortable for yourself and your guests.