How to Make a Living Room Cozy | Cozy Living Room Ideas

There’s nothing like coming home after a hard day to a cozy living room. The living room should be your safe haven and a place of comfort. Here are our top warm and cozy living room design ideas so you can fall in love with the space that you created.

Add some cozy flooring 

Our number one tip when it comes to creating the perfect cozy living room is to start with the floors. Carpet is a great comfy flooring option, you can check out our Top Carpet Trends to find a carpet that is both comfortable and stylish! Carpet is not only softer on your feet, but it is also warmer so it is a really great option for living rooms.

Subtle Grandeur On Trend Carpet in Fresh Linen

Many of our family-friendly rugs and carpets, like our Harmonious ll carpet, can actually warm up a room and reduce your energy bills with its natural insulation! 

Harmonious II Family Friendly Carpet in Sentimental

If carpet is not your style, consider warm-toned hardwood, laminate, or vinyl flooring. Warmer shades will soften up a living room and make it look more inviting.

Manchester 7 1/2″ White Oak Hardwood in York

Get the right lighting 

Lighting is crucial for a cozy living room. Harsh fluorescent lighting kills the mood and the overall design of your space. We suggest installing mood lighting that is dimmable.

Another great option is investing in window treatments that offer plenty of natural lighting. Light filtering and room darkening window treatments like our Hunter Douglas Duolight Shades offer the best of both worlds so you can control the light and also keep your privacy. They are available in many different colors and designs so you easily find one that fits your style! 

Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades

Additionally, you can consider investing in Powerview Motorization! Powerview Motorization enables you to program the exact position you want your windows to be at any given time of the day. The best part about it is that you always have the best natural lighting at any given time without having to get up from your couch.

Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings with PowerView® Motorization

Play with texture 

The beauty is in the detail when it comes to cozy living rooms! Adding a beautiful area rug to your living room will not only soften up the space but of course, it’ll make it cozier. Area rugs add much-needed texture to a living room and are a great decor piece especially if you have a hard surface floor.

Karavia Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug in 2061N

There are so many area rug options out there that you can easily find one to fit your interior design style.

Georgia Area Rug in 678D

Invest in your fireplace 

There’s nothing cozier than warming up with the family in front of a crackling fire. If you have a fireplace in your living room make the most of it by making it a central point in your room. Natural stone panels give the perfect natural feel while also elevating the space in a harmonious way. Stone ledgers completely transform fireplaces and are simply stunning. 

Landscape 6×24 Natural Stone Ledger Panel in Gold Rush

Choose the furniture you love 

Furniture is vital in a cozy living room. We suggest picking a design style you love and then basing your furniture to flow with that style. The most important tip we have is to pick design pieces reflective of your taste but also for your family’s lifestyle. Active families tend to lean towards more durable pieces that can be spot cleaned and don’t show wear and tear easily. 

Bridge Creek Oak 4 1/4″ Hardwood in Ridgecrest
Met 12×24 Porcelain Tile in Gray
PerforMax 7″ Vinyl Plank in Beacon Pointe