Before deciding on how to make the living room look cozier, let us first clear this concept of what cozy means. Often, cozy and small, these two words are used together and interchangeably. But cozy does not mean small, anytime. And, it should also not be a notion that a living room must be small to become cozy. According to the dictionary meaning, cozy means warm and snuggly. A big room can also be cozy, it just needs to provide warmth and love to anyone who enters the room. We can also use words like honey, snug, welcoming as synonyms for cozy if small and cozy become too confusing.
Also, cozy was never a design style of the living room. It is, rather, a technique using the colors shades, furniture sets, and surroundings to make a room look homey and can be applied to different room design styles.
From gigantic living rooms to intimate ones, this article will be the perfect guide in making your living room look the coziest amongst all.
Place Tall Trees
If your living room is quite voluminous, and there is not enough furniture or the room looks kind of barren, you can always put tall potted plants right in the corners. They not only take up the empty spaces but also improve the oxygen level of the room. Just make sure there is enough natural light entering the room for the plants to survive.
You can also place medium-sized plants between sofa sets and other seating arrangements to fill up the spaces. The aesthetic tones of rooms also increase by high bars on the addition of potted plants. Going at par with your sofa designs and sofa set price, you can choose the various plants.
For both large and small rooms, two-toned walls make the rooms look small and big respectively. Paint your ceilings in the shade of off-white and the walls in two-toned color. You can also add an accent wall to make the room even cozier. An accent wall in a warm tine such as dusky red or copper will add to the warmth.
Place Rugs And Mattresses
A naked floor not only makes the room look like a desert but also feels chilly and cold. You never want that to happen to your living room, do you? So, never forget to place some fuzzy mattresses or rugs to make the room soft and warm. If it goes out of your budget, you can always place some single bed mattress as your floor rug; no one will ever know. The rugs should be comfy and warm, that’s all.
No matter how much you try to make your living room look cozy, if natural light doesn’t enter the room, your living room will never look the way you had envisioned. Thus, be sensible enough to choose a room as the living room, only if it has a lot of natural light coming into it. Else, even if the other rooms are big, don’t make them as they will remain dark all the time.
Books are man’s best friend’- add bookshelves and books of the various genres to your living room space and give it a library thematic cozy look.
You don’t necessarily have to have a small or big room to make it look spacious or cozy. With a few tricks and planning, you can make a room of any size feel the warmest.