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Let's Get Cozy
There's nothing better than coming home after a long day and settling down into a comfy, cozy living room—particularly if you live in a cold climate. During the winter months many of us tend to hide indoors and wait for the weather to pass. Fortunately creating a cozy living room that's warm and welcoming—like this one form Witt Construction—is pretty easy. It's all about warm colors, soft fabrics and surrounding yourself with things that make you happy.Continue to 2 of 21 below.
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Traditional Cozy Living Room
Traditional style rooms tend to lend themselves to a sense of coziness. Just take this room from Lisette Voute as an example. The curved lines of the furniture, the soft fabrics, and the traditional architectural details create a sense of familiarity which makes people feel at ease. When it comes down to it, any style of room can be made to feel cozy, but perhaps none so easily as traditional style rooms.Continue to 3 of 21 below.
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Cozy Neutrals in a Living Room
No color scheme is more inherently cozy than one made up of warm neutrals. In the case of this cozy living room from Dillard Jones a palette of soft greys and browns sets the stage for a collection of comfortable furniture and easygoing fabrics.Continue to 4 of 21 below.
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A small, intimate seating area, particularly when placed in front of a fireplace, creates a wonderfully cozy atmosphere. In this room designed by Beth Webb Interiors, soft fabrics, warm colors and ample window treatments help to complete the look.Continue to 5 of 21 below.
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Wood Panel Living Room
While some people believe that wood panelling went out with the 70s, this room from Warmington & North proves that when done right a wood panelled room can be both sophisticated and cozy. The warmth of the wood as well as the natural grain creates depth and character in a way that paint can't.Continue to 6 of 21 below.
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Cozy Living Room With Gray Walls
If you want a room to feel cozy and aren't sure where to start, try covering the walls with a dark paint color, like in this room from Anna Duval Interior Design. There's something about dark colors that creates a sense of warmth, and when a room is enveloped in a dark shade it makes you feel like you're in the midst of a big hug. Just make sure there's adequate light so the space doesn't feel like a cave.
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Nothing makes a room feel cozy like a fireplace. There's something particularly comforting about a traditional wood burning fireplace, like in this room designed by Cullman & Kravis. But if this isn't practical for your home and life, gas fireplaces work just as well. And if neither wood burning or gas is an option, an electric fireplace can still create a cozy and comforting focal point.Continue to 8 of 21 below.
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Chalet Style Living Room
Lake houses, lodges and ski chalets all lend themselves to cozy styles of decorating. These retreats are often associated with outdoor activities, and there's nothing like coming in after a day on the slopes or out in the woods and warming yourself in front of a roaring fireplace. Rustic ceiling beams, a stone hearth, and soft furniture (as seen in this living room courtesy of Hempts Furniture) all combine to make this cozy living room the perfect place for a little apres-ski.Continue to 9 of 21 below.
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Being cozy doesn't mean a room can't also be fun! This relaxed but elegant living room designed by McGrath II adds a sense of fun with playful fabric patterns and a wall of colorful books. The look is very accessible and not overwhelming, but more than anything it's comfortable and cozy.Continue to 10 of 21 below.
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Bohemian Glam Living Room
The casual and relaxed vibe of bohemian style is nothing if not cozy. Rumpled fabrics, oodles of pillows and soft, tactile fabrics invite you to sit down and stay awhile. And this room (courtesy of Ashley Camper) has the one item every cozy room needs—a cable-knit throw. It adds instant warmth and can give even the coldest room a sense of warmth.Continue to 11 of 21 below.
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Robust and Cozy
While overcrowding is rarely a good idea, a robust room filled with lots of furniture, accessories, color and pattern is a great way to create a feeling of coziness, like seen in this room courtesy of Witt Construction. And remember that coziness is about more than just how a room looks. It's about how it feels. So make sure the furniture is comfortable and the fabrics are soft to the touch.Continue to 12 of 21 below.
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Elegantly Cozy Living Room
A room like this one designed by Highgate House that combines elegance with coziness creates the best of both worlds. Always remember to arrange the furniture around a central focal point (preferably a fireplace if possible), and create conversation areas. Make the space feel more intimate by pulling the furniture away from the walls if space allows, and make sure the furniture has some curved lines and isn't too severe. Softness is key!Continue to 13 of 21 below.
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Eclectic Living Room
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to creating a cozy living room. The main thing to remember is that it needs to be comfortable, but when it comes to colors, patterns and the types of furniture and accessories, feel free to have a little fun! This living room courtesy of Casey's does just that.Continue to 14 of 21 below.
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Cozy Home Library
A cozy sitting room like this one from Dillon Kyle Architects is the perfect place to wile away the hours. In this room there's a strong sense of luxury thanks to the floor-to-ceiling drapes and architecturally detailed focal wall. The way the reading chairs face each other adds a sense of intimacy.
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Old Fashioned Cozy
There's something about really old fashioned, traditional rooms that brings a smile to the face. While they may not be as popular as they once were, no one can argue with how comforting and cozy they are. The tufted furniture, fringed pillows and scalloped tables in this room from Meadowbank Designs are all reminiscent of a bygone era and contribute to the atmosphere of cozy comfort.Continue to 16 of 21 below.
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Sophisticated rustic style has the benefit of being both chic and cozy. A room like this one designed by James V. Coane & Associates has a refined palette and style, yet thanks to all the reclaimed wood details, it maintains a sense of comfort and accessibility. Just about anyone could walk into this room and feel comfortable—whether their style is modern, traditional, or something in between.Continue to 17 of 21 below.
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Colorful Modern Living Room
Colorful rooms can be just as cozy as their neutral counterparts. To create a look like this one designed by Karen B. Wolf, look for saturated colors and accent them against a neutral backdrop. Make sure the fabrics are soft to the touch and be sure to layer in lots of fluffy pillows.Continue to 18 of 21 below.
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Living Room With Pops of Color
Cozy tends to be equated with comfort and contentedness, but sometimes cozy rooms are also exuberant and downright cheerful. This room from Darci Goodman Design with its bright red accents and playful patterns exudes a coziness that is both cheerful and welcoming.Continue to 19 of 21 below.
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Windows without window treatments feel naked, and there's nothing cozy about that. While floor-to-ceiling drapes certainly make a space feel cozy, they're not the only option. Pretty much any window treatment will add warmth, so if drapes aren't your style don't be discouraged. In this room from Classic Remodelling, rattan shades help frame the room and make the entire space feel warmer.Continue to 20 of 21 below.
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Warm lighting is crucial to creating a cozy living room. Make sure you've got various sources (ambient, task and accent) and place them at different heights throughout the room. To ensure maximum coziness make sure to use bulbs that have a soft or warm glow, and avoid anything with a bluish tint. This room designed by Amy Youngblood Interiors shows what an impact warm lighting can make.Continue to 21 of 21 below.
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Is there anything cozier than a roaring fireplace with a stone hearth? A fireplace like this could be in any house and be surrounded by just about any style or type of furniture and it would still feel cozy. Fortunately in this room designed by Jordan Design Studio it's complimented by traditional furniture, warm colors and classic patterns which make the most of this cozy focal point.