Want to get a beautiful home makeover of your own?Let’s talk
Journey through real Indian homes to find unique and modern home décor ideasExplore All
This compact Mumbai home is a study in saving space ideas
This New Delhi home is the very definition of the India Modern aesthetic
Flintstone 6: A sleek, modern farmhouse with a sustainable flair
Home décor tips, tricks, ideas and advice from expertsExplore All
How to keep your living room cool this summer
Choose the perfect Duplex design floor plan for your lifestyle
Discover stunning wash basin granite counter designs for your bathroom
The inspiration you need to elevate your day-to-dayExplore All
Fresh, local, seasonal: Summer salads with a desi twist
The ultimate summer drink: The Gondhoraj Margarita
Asian Paints' Trend Forecast for 2023 is about revival and rebirth
Find inspiration for every room in your homeExplore All
A stylish guestroom is an essential part of hospitality
White kitchen cabinet designs that will inspire your home remodel
From bold to subtle: Choosing the perfect balcony paint design for your home
Create your own beautiful home
Leave your information and we will call you to book your preferred consultation slot
A well-designed living room should be comfortable enough for the family to relax in, yet be classy and stylish to entertain guests. Here are 10 foolproof ways to make your stylish living room extra cosy
The living room is one of the most important spaces in the house. It is usually where the family congregates to relax and also the space where guests are entertained. It is the hub of the home and deserves special attention when it comes to a home makeover. Planning the perfect living room comes down to how you wish to use the space, and also how much area you have to work with.
When setting out to design your living space one of the first factors to consider is whether you want it to be a formal or an informal space. This will help set the theme of the décor. Next, you need to select the larger or most impactful pieces, for instance, the sofa, wallcoverings and any antiques or favourite pieces that you want to include in the room. Once the positions of the larger pieces have been decided, you can move on to the smaller pieces and the soft furnishings.
If the living room is in deep, richly coloured textiles with hard, wooden furniture and polished brass, it creates a sense of luxury and austerity and gives the space a formal air. When choosing your colours, if you opt for neutral tones mixed with multiple textures it can offer a more informal, relaxed scheme that can be extra cosy.
When designing a living room that is casual yet classy, you want to create an ambiance that incorporates both. These days, with clever designing and beautiful living room décor ideas, a comfortable and cozy living room can also look sophisticated and chic.
By choosing the perfect sofa, the best wallpaper or a unique armchair, you can make your space ultra-cosy. Here are some great ideas on how to bring the different elements that make a cozy living room together.
Your walls are one of the most inexpensive ways to fool the eye into thinking a room is smaller or larger than it really is. With the right colours, you can turn a large room into a welcoming space.
For instance, painting for living room walls can be in a deep colour to absorb light in a large room. A big room can be turned into a cosier, intimate space with darker hues. Colours like deep red, gold, brown, tangerine or taupe can provide an instant sense of cosiness. Shades of blues, greens and greys can provide a sense of intimacy, and coordinating your paint colour with the room’s décor elements can provide a pleasant colour combination.
The sofa is one of the major pieces of furniture that every living room has to accommodate. The perfect sofa for a cosy living room is one that looks stylish but is comfy and durable. When choosing the sofa that will be the perfect fit for your living room interior, you should concentrate on the type of upholstery used and the support system, as the sofa will be subject to some wear and tear.
Fabric sofas are a better choice as they are more comfortable than leather and feel cosier. For a larger room, or a different layout, a fabric, textured sectional is a great idea and for a smaller living room, a couch may make more sense.
The sofa may be the biggest furniture in the room but every piece of furniture is important. Only by paying attention to each piece of furniture can the elements of the room complement each other harmoniously. Avoid furniture and decor that feels too fancy, opting instead for pieces that relax you as soon as you walk into the room.
For instance, a couple of comfy armchairs may be exactly what is needed to bring the modern living room design together.
Place rustic, wooden accent tables within arm's reach so that everything you or your guest need to relax is nearby, whether it's a phone or a glass of wine.
Adding a variety of textures is the most straightforward way to up your living room's comfort factor. Choosing seating in a tactile fabric will lend your room a more sumptuous feel. Beautifully patterned throws are a gorgeous addition to any cozy living room. In addition to providing warmth and comfort, they add texture and colour. You can drape a vibrant throw across the back of the couch to make the space more stylish.
Soft lighting can make a room feel more cosier than bright light. If there is a lot of natural light coming in, soften it with darker window treatments or blinds. In the evenings, opt for statement lamps rather than overhead lights to instantly transform the atmosphere.
For instance, table lamps placed on either side of the sofa or near minimalist seating arrangements can provide a warm glow that illuminates quiet corners making it snug.
Heavy drapes on the windows helps to insulate a room by shutting the outside noise, making the space feel more intimate. The kind of fabric and colour that you use for the window treatment is also important as it will play a part in the way it changes the feel of a room.
For instance, in a large room with tall ceilings, floor to ceiling drapery in thick fabrics, like velvet, will make the room feel smaller and cosier whereas in a smaller room, fabrics in lighter textures will be less overwhelming but equally snug.
Layers always make a space feel more intimate. Throws, pillows, carpets, screens and wall hangings are all great ways to add more texture to a room.
For instance, use pillows with bold, vibrant colours in different sizes and fill your seating spaces with them. A couple of large pillows on the floor in bold colours will be a cute touch. Layer a couple of carpets over each other for some softness when you curl up on the floor.
Plants are a great way to make a room feel enclosed. Potted plants of varying heights can be used to fill a large room, making it feel cosier. Creepers running down shelves or the side of a window can add a very exotic feel to a room
Even the smallest pieces of furniture can make a difference in the way it changes a room. For instance, a couple of plush armchairs may be exactly what a room needs to bring it together. Wicker and wood always make a space feel warm and a low wicker couch with soft cushions may become your favourite spot in the living room.
A great way to make a living room snug and stylish is to create strategically placed intimate spaces. For instance, a beautifully embroidered textured screen, a console, potted plants or a low shelf can be used to divide the living room into formal and informal sections.
Beautiful Homes delivers style and ease to busy families by taking what you already love about your house and realizing its full potential with the right furniture, finishes and beautiful living room décor ideas to make it a cosy space. We believe in the magic of lasting design, and the beauty and ease that comes from every detail being carefully considered. We try to take the preferences and taste of the different members of a family and blend it into a harmonious whole.
When designing a living room, we try to make it a space that is restful and pleasant for the family to lounge in but stylish enough to entertain friends. We offer beautiful living room ideas and an efficient design experience that saves you time; and a properly budgeted design package that saves you money. The carefully curated collections in our stores provide an easy shopping experience. We will work with you to find the materials and finishes that reflect your unique tastes as well as your lifestyle, and transform your living room into a pleasant haven that you won’t want to leave.
Sign up for our newsletter now
Don’t worry, we don’t spam
Did you know we also offer interior design services? Schedule a call with our design experts
Want to get a beautiful home makeover of your own?Let’s talk