Many people whether they have a large or small living room, like the idea of having it cozy. However, what does cozy mean? cozy and small are often used together, but that doesn’t mean cozy is the same as small. It also doesn’t mean that a living room must be small in order for it to be cozy. In fact, I debated whether our small living rooms gallery should be combined with this, but after looking into the meaning of cozy, I decided it warranted its own gallery and set of design tips. Furthermore, cozy is not a living room design style. Instead, cozy is a technique or effect that can be applied to multiple styles. Finally, it’s a timeless effect. What’s cozy today will be cozy in the future – elements such as warm colors, a fire, plants, area rugs, large furniture, etc.
STRATEGICALLY PLACE TALL PLOTTED PLANTS
In a tall room, adding tall or voluminous plants can help take up empty corners, spaces, or fill vertical space. Just be sure that any plant you add to your home gets enough light to survive.
PAINT YOUR WALLS TWO-TONED
In a large room, painting until several inches from the ceiling can make your room feel a bit smaller and cozier, in the same way, that painting a few inches onto your ceiling can make the room feel much larger.
USE CONSOLE TABLES TO DEFINE SEPARATE SPACE
Console tables are an incredibly versatile piece of furniture. Whether push up against a wall or sofa. These can act as easy barriers to separate different areas of an open-concept living area or to separate seating arrangements.
The amount of natural light filtering into your living room can’t be understated when it comes to how inviting your living room is. Dark living rooms are uninviting and can feel depressing and small. A cozy living room is not a living room that feels small. If you can, keep your windows as uncovered as possible to let natural light in.