12 Cozy Living Rooms We Want to Hibernate in for the Rest of 2020

With temps dropping and colder days settling in, it’s officially cozy season. It’s the time of year when you feel the need to snuggle up at home and get ready to hibernate all through the winter months ahead.

No matter your style or space, a cozy living room is essential since it’s where you lounge and spend most of your time. The key to cozy living rooms is furniture and textures that play up a warm and inviting atmosphere. You can start with these easy cozy decor updates, then layer up with winter decor all in your own style. For instance, if you have a rustic-style living room, you can cozy up natural wood textures by adding a fluffy sheepskin; or if you’re more of a minimalist, swap for ribbed and textured pillows on your sofa.

For inspiration, we’ve rounded up cozy living room ideas that show how you can easily cozy-ify any style space. Scroll for our tips on creating a winter-ready living room that’s cozy to the max!

Cozy Organic Modernism

Serene and calming neutrals anchor this warm and cozy living room look. Here, it’s all about the modern furnishings made with natural materials and textures, which give the room a cozy organic feel.

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It’s cozy because… 

  • A plush sofa with throw blankets and plush pillows make it perfect for snuggling up.
  • Layered natural-fiber and sheepskin rugs add extra soft texture underfoot.
  • A comfy armchair that’s low to the ground makes for an inviting seat for curling up.

It’s perfect if you… love a modern look that’s light and soft with tons of texture.

Layered Rustic Scandinavian

Part rustic and part modern, this cozy living room perfectly captures the Scandinavian winter ethos of hygge. The concept centers around all things cozy and organic, from soft colors, earthy textures, and pieces that convey a lived-in feel.

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It’s cozy because… 

  • The spacious and plush sectional is great for snuggling, lounging, and napping.
  • Oversized pillows in soft textures, from fluffy to tasseled, offer major comfort.
  • A soft patterned rug, knit ottoman, and fluffy floor pillow add warmth from the ground up.

It’s perfect if you… are a fan of hygge decor and the slower-paced winter life.

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Rustic Eclectic Warmth

Take a cue from this cozy living room for a polished take on rustic. Large-scale neutral furnishings help to fill the spacious room with a cozy vibe despite the size, and pops of colors bring an eclectic touch that also adds warmth and ambiance.

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It’s cozy because…

  • Extra-deep facing sofas are perfect for conversation and lounging for hours on cold days.
  • Side stools and footstools are easy-to-move pieces that can cozy up next to the sofas.
  • The neutral layered rugs add plush texture without overwhelming the space visually.

It’s perfect if you… have a large sitting room or family gathering space that needs warming up.

Vibrant Boho Glam

Bold patterns and vivid colors are the keys to this comfortable living room. The bright palette sets an instantly welcoming tone, while the mix of upholstery and closely placed furnishings make this the perfect hangout spot on chilly days.

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It’s cozy because…

  • A tufted green-velvet sofa and upholstered side chair make for cozy winter-ready seating.
  • The triple-layered rugs (natural-fiber, traditional, sheepskin) make for triple the cozy underfoot.
  • A patterned pouf, rattan table, and fur-lined pillows are warm finishing touches.

It’s perfect if you… find inspiration in bold decorating ideas that don’t sacrifice comfort.

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Comfy Clean-Lined Modernism

For a simple way to warm up your living or family room, focus on elements that make up comfortable room designs. That means, large plush furnishings, easy textures, and lots of walking room, which will result in a cozy living room.

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It’s cozy because…

  • An overstuffed sectional lets the whole family pile on and comfortably lounge for hours.
  • Long weighty curtains add texture and keep the room heated and warm.
  • A little faux sheepskin rug adds softness while baskets hold blankets for cold days.

It’s perfect if you… live in a family home and need just a few easy cozy accents for winter.

Inviting Refined Rustic Style

Play up an elevated lived-in look in a corner of your living room with big upholstered seats and rustic accents. Carving out a warm and inviting seating area is one of our favorite cozy living room ideas for any space.

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It’s cozy because… 

  • Deep wingback chairs with pillows and throws are comfy and cozy fireside seats.
  • A faux fur rug creates a soft landing that’s also plush and gentle on the feet.
  • A pouf doubles as an easy footstool while antiqued wood accents add rustic warmth.

It’s perfect if you… need to set up a cozy zone with a lived-in feel within a larger living space.

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Traditional With Eclectic Ease

When it comes to cozy decorating ideas, a traditional look is always great for layering. Anchor a trad living room in any number of fall color palettes to give it an eclectic, comfy twist, then add in cozy textures and warm-hued accents.

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It’s cozy because…

  • A slipcovered sofa in soft linen with lots of pillows is an easy-to-clean winter seat.
  • The tufted ottoman table does double duty, adding instant texture and function.
  • A plaid wing chair paired with its own side table is like an instant reading nook.

It’s perfect if you… are after a living room that’s easy to cozy up and dress down as you like.

Modern Rustic Coziness

One design style that naturally lends itself to warmth and comfort is modern rustic. You can easily play up a cozy living room by combining clean-lined upholstered pieces, warm organic tones, and inviting textures and colors.

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It’s cozy because…

  • The close-knit conversational sofa and chairs setup turns it into an instant cozy spot.
  • The armchairs with pitched backs are made for comfy lounging for hours.
  • A dark green accent wall adds visual warmth that also cozies up the space.

It’s perfect if you… love modern style and are after decor ideas that add warmth to the look.

Textured Organic Minimalism

A calming, comfortable, and cozy living room doesn’t always have to be layered with lots of furnishings. You can achieve the same cozy feel with a minimalist living room that plays up rich textures and shapes.

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It’s cozy because…

  • A contemporary sectional balances streamlined style with lots of plush textured pillows.
  • Moroccan-style rugs have a fluffy texture that’s always winter-ready.
  • A dark coffee table adds rich visual contrast and further emphasizes a cozy atmosphere.

It’s perfect if you… prefer pared-down spaces with a focus on comfy but curated decor ideas.

Modern Rustic Made Intimate

The best part about designing a small living room is that it automatically feels warm and cozy. The key is finding the right living room furniture pieces and an arrangement that maximizes warmth. This modern rustic-style space with its space-saving seating manages to do just that.

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It’s cozy because…

  • The love seat and lounge chair make for small-space seating with big comfort.
  • A perfectly sized natural-fiber rug brings texture and tons of warmth to the area.
  • Heavy curtains always bring coziness to a small living space.

It’s perfect if you… have a small living space that can use some smart cozy updates.

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Luxed-Up Eclectic Style

For a warm and inviting living room that’s layered and chic, this eclectic space has it all and more. Here, it’s all about furnishings with elegant detailing and gorgeous colors and patterns. An open-living arrangement is also optimized to heighten a cozy look and feel.

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It’s cozy because…

  • A plush, bright-pink velvet sofa is floated in the room to allow for multiple seating areas.
  • A striking tufted ottoman brings luxe texture into sharp focus in the room.
  • Patterned throw pillows that match an accent chair by the window tie the space together.

It’s perfect if you… want inspiration for a cozy living room that’s fashionably-chic in every way.

Warm & Festive Boho Glamour

There’s no better time to warm up your living room with festive touches. Some of our favorite cozy living room ideas right now involve layering in lots of greenery, fun notes of red, and big fluffy textures—all of which add up to a boho-chic holiday look.

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It’s cozy because…

  • Festive colors, patterns, and shapes help set a cozy and glam holiday vibe.
  • Greenery and a furry footstool lend lushness and organic warmth.
  • There’s easy access to comfy essentials, like blankets and a tea tray for books.

It’s perfect if you… are looking for cozy holiday decor inspiration that’s easy and stylish!

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Get Ready to Snuggle Up With Our Best Cozy Room Decor Ideas

Winter is finally here and that means it’s time to snuggle up and get cozy at home. For interiors, that means playing with a warm palette, piling on lots of plush pillows and blankets, and adding just the right amount of mood lighting.

Read on for inspiring ways to bring all these elements into your home and usher in comfort and coziness – no matter your space or your style. Trust us, it’s easier than you think.

cozy roomClassic & Comfy

Try taking a refined approach with a focus on rich, cozy details. With the right large-scale upholstery, a dark palette, and lots of good lighting and glimmering metallic touches, you can create a room that’s tailored (but not overly formal) while still feeling warm and welcoming.

Look to a Luxe Palette:

Keep to more substantial color schemes, such as gray, slate and deep blue-gray tones paired with ashy hues, charcoals, and black. Combine these hues for a luxe, streamlined feel, that’s not too rigid. The effect will be one that evokes a sophisticated lounge and polished speakeasy.

Look to Luxe Details:

Add texture with pieces that have lots of rich details, such as a patterned rug, a button-tufted linen sofa, or club chairs with enveloping seat backs. Mix it all with furnishings accented with leather, brass, and gold, which can lend a warm finish to your space. The idea is to let these smaller, distinct details shine amid the dark palette of the room.

Perfect For: Open floor plans, industrial loft spaces, living areas with high ceilings.

Love the look? Learn more about the Industrial Classic style.

cozy roomEclectic & Cozy

If you’re working with a small space, consider cozying up the room with an eclectic mix of furnishings that impart color and warmth. Rather than light and airy pieces, focus on bringing in designs with strong colors and big patterns that give your space an intimate vibe.

Opt for Warm Tones:

When it comes to cozying up a smaller space, no need to shy away from color. Warm tones, such as deep yellows, greens, and reds can come together to create an inviting, eclectic palette.

Opt for a Warm Mix:

Layer, layer, layer. It’s about a perfect mismatched mix of comfy furnishings and warm accents that make a cozy statement. Think a modern lamp with a traditional table, a woven chair paired with a streamlined one. Then try piling on big patterns (a colorful rug), soft textures (fluffy pillows), and rich materials (woven chairs and accents) to create a space that’s intimate and impactful.

Perfect For: Small city apartments, studio spaces, multipurpose spaces.

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cozy roomGlamorous & Relaxing

Go for chic style and a convivial vibe by creating a gathering place that’s rich in color, shimmer, and strong textures. Here, it’s about setting a glamorous tone while maintaining casual comforts for a family-friendly space.

Go for Bold Hues:

Jewel-tones, such as cobalt, ruby, sapphire, and amethyst, can be surprisingly versatile in a living space. Plus, deep saturated hues will also provide a space with an instant cozy vibe. Opt for a sofa in a bold neutral, such as a dark navy blue, and pillows and accents in other ravishing bright tones, which will allow you to easily change up the look to be festive or family-friendly.

Go for Bold Textures:

Think lustrous velvet for your sofas and chairs, a plush rug or embroidered pillows, and nubby ottomans. The result is a stylish mix of fabrics with distinct finishes, from soft to strong. Having a wide variety of textures is a great way to balance out bright colors and jewel tones. Round it all out with a few gold and metallic pieces.

Perfect For: A family room, an open living room in a house, a large den.

cozy roomModern & Warm

No need to sacrifice coziness when it comes to modern furnishings. In fact, if a simple, modern style is what you’re going for, try modern designs that hit rustic notes, have generous scale and proportions, and come in warm neutrals hues.

Combine Cozy Neutrals:

From ivory and off-white to grays and browns, neutrals with warm undertones paired with natural woods bring a sense of rustic coziness. Bonus: Add lots of dim lighting and glowing candles to draw focus to the neutral palette.

Combine Cozy Materials:

Select furnishings made with sumptuous materials. Try adding a leather armchair, a deep clean-lined sofa in off-white, a light cowhide rug, and smooth ceramics. The idea is to choose materials that are soft and underscore a cozy vibe, then pile on cushy pillows and blankets to complete a rich, layered look that will make you want to curl up day and night.

Perfect For: A small family room, a library or guest room, an office den.

Love the look? Revisit the 2017 Danish trend, Hygge.


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