40 Cozy Living Room Decorating Ideas

cozy living room with fireplace and low sofa under window

There is nothing more inviting for visitors in your home than a cozy living room. It is also one of the most used rooms of the house. Finding a balance between a cozy and functional living room can take some trial and error with decorating ideas. Use these ten items to get it right the first time.

How to decorate your cozy living room

Throw Blankets

By placing one or two throw blankets in your living room you are inviting everyone to curl up and get comfy in your living room.

Grouping

In large living rooms using seating groups can make the room feel cozier. There is nothing cozy about yelling across the room to speak with someone.

Books

Using books to decorate is a throwback way to invite people to get comfy. Even though more people read using Kindle and other e readers now, there is something comforting about real books.

Photos

Personal or family photos are a great way to make your living room more intimate. Adding a photo grouping to a side table or hanging them on the wall in mismatched frames add a personal touch to your decor.

Lamps

Lighting is an important part of any decor. For a cozy feeling lamps add subtle lighting while adding to the aesthetics of the room.

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Footstool

There are tons of things that can be used as footstools. Reinforced hat boxes, stacked Pepsi crates with a pillow inside, and many others. You don’t have to use the old vinyl square ones your grandmother used to have, unless they fit into your decor.

Psudo Coffee Tables

Old steamer trunks or over-sized footstools can make great coffee tables. Make sure that the height is right when choosing other items to use as coffee tables.

Floor to Ceiling Curtains

Valances and sheer curtains do not give off the same feeling as long thick curtains. A bonus of this is they are good for helping with your heating and cooling bills.

Knick-Knacks

These little items can make or break the feeling you are trying to convey. Finding just the right chotchkies to place in your living room to make it cozy can be tricky. They are also easy to overuse. Decide how many you want to use and divide that number in half.

Rugs

Even on carpeted floors, rugs can define your space. They also can be the missing link to pulling together your groupings.

Using any of these ten items can help your living room go from stark and cold to warm and inviting. Keep the amount of space you have available in mind. It is easy to go for a cozy atmosphere yet wind up with a room that feels more overdone than welcoming.

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brown leather sofa and tv with frames in the background

Loving this adorable rug! You can find it here.

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Melina Divani

Melina Divani is the owner and creator of Decoholic.org. Interior Design is her infinite passion without stop. Follow Melina on Instagram

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    Carolyn Paine

    Do you know where to get the area rug in picture #39?

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    Melina Divani

    Hi Carolyn, that rug is by Pottery Barn but it isn’t available. You can find it here.

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