15 seriously cosy living rooms
Ah, the living room, the perfect place to relax with your household at the end of a long day. Whether you want to snuggle down with a film and a glass of wine, entertain friends or take a quick nap when it’s just too early to go bed.
If you feel your lounge is lacking in hygge, it could be time to give it a make-over so you can hideaway from the cold in a warm sitting room until spring brings some sun. Check out our gallery of 15 seriously cosy rooms for a little inspiration!
If a vintage cast-iron log burner doesn’t fit within your definition of ‘cosy’ we don’t know what will. The white-washed walls, and somewhat minimalist decoration of this room has made it a Scandi-influenced triumph, in a room which could otherwise feel a bit too quaint and old-fashioned.
That giant rug compliments the varnished hardwood flooring wonderfully. Throwing down a few rugs is an easy but super-effective way to add some style and comfort to a room with hardwood flooring.
What a wonderful, warm glow this room has. the CFL bulbs that we most commonly use in the UK, following the ban of fluorescent bulbs, just don’t have that same yellow hue that can add so much to the ambiance of a room. You can however purchase LED bulbs in a vast array of colour hues to recreate that same affect. They’re even kinder to the environment too!
There’s something very soothing about being surrounded by books (Unless of course you’re cramming for your Master’s dissertation!) it’s what makes book shops such pleasant places to be. there for cramming a few bookshelves with your favourite titles is great way to add a peaceful air to the lounge.
This room is still indisputably cosy, while being overtly chic and modern. A neutral colour palette of creams, browns and greys always works well in living rooms. It looks bright and clean on those on weekends when you want to a lively conversation with friends over coffee, but is not too harsh on the eyes when you just want to sink into the sofa and rest your head, after a hard day at work.
Dependable, hardwearing, always charming. There’s a simple tactile joy to a stone flagged floor. Some may find it a little cold and hard underfoot but, a few good scatter rugs can remedy that.
This huge, exposed brick, chimney breast makes a great focal point for the room, and we’re sure those sofas make a fantastic snug to cuddle up in after a good meal. Placing a mirror above the fire is a nice way to make a room seem brighter and bigger.
This prim and proper lounge proves that cosy doesn’t have to mean rustic. Here a selection of stylishly mismatched furniture have created a comfy but elegant lounge.
Despite being of a size that many of us could only dream of this traditional sitting room, shows you can create an intimate atmosphere in a room, even with a large, high-ceilinged room.
We love that built in wood-burner and log store. This modern living area blends textiles gloriously and proves that by cleverly compartmentalising an open place space into zones you can still have a cosy living room.
Simple and to the point, there’s not much that needs to be said about this room. The formula is pretty simple. A comfy sofa + a coffee table + fireplace = hygge vibes.
This room, has no shortage of plush seating, so you never have to worry about running out of seating beside the fire on dreary winter night.
When the night’s draw in we tend to start neglecting the positive impact a few indoor plants can have. But the verdant splendour of these houseplants, bring much to the homely feel of this room.
Grand in many ways this huge living room still retains a restful environment. In a room with that much lighting, it can be a good idea to add a dimmer switch and break areas up on different circuits, so you don’t have to have all that lights on full whack all the time, unless you choose to.
If you’re home is as architecturally blessed as this one, with those gorgeous wooden beams then you won’t need to do much to create a cosy room, a sofa or two could be all it takes!