Cozy Contemporary Living Spaces
Here's How to Make Any Space Feel Warm and Inviting
Most of us want our homes to feel warm, inviting and comfortable to spend time in. What makes a space cozy? Is it the size of the room, the furniture arrangement, the fabrics, colors, lighting, or accessories? Let’s take a look at some cozy contemporary living rooms to see how they were done:
Any size space can be made to feel cozy. In this spacious room with high ceilings, several design elements visually lower the ceiling, making the room feel more intimate: a wall of warmly lit art pieces, suspended track lighting and window valences. Another way to deal with a large space is to create a second conversation area, like the one near the window.
Fabrics and textures really warm up a room. These long drapery panels add softness and insulation from the tall windows. The area rug and velvet throw pillows provide additional layers of comfort.
Clever lighting adds coziness to this living room. The rock wall is a textural backdrop for candle light and an illuminated floor lamp. The fireplace adds visual and tactile warmth, and accent lights direct your attention to an interesting art piece.
These rows of books and art reveal the personality of the homeowner, adding familiarity and coziness. Furniture is grouped together to encourage friendly conversation.
The color palette of this room is rich and sophisticated. The reddish brown in the wood paneled fireplace, draperies and area rug warms up the purple gray.
In this contemporary open plan home, a cozy living area is defined by the furniture arrangement and the area rug. The chocolate brown walls make the space feel even cozier.
You might not think of blue gray as a cozy color, but here it is balanced with soft coral and yellow accents. It works in this room with historical details: dramatic moldings, wonderfully textured ceiling tiles, and an arched ornamental fireplace. Natural light and a greenery view come through the tall windows and are reflected in the mirror.
Step down into this warmly lit living room enclosed by low wood partitions and a creamy textured stone wall. Have a seat on the brown suede sofa and put your feet up. Now, isn't this cozy?