What are the details that form a cozy seating area in the living room? See an inspirational selection of the most expressive and stylish ideas.
1. Marine mood
Light colors combined with natural woods, weaving, and blue décor give the living area an inviting appeal. The airy interior is formed by white textiles, abundant light, and a large-format landscape painting depicting the sea.
2. Gallery on the wall
This seating area is designed in a modern style with Scandinavian touches. Its center is an emerald sofa with velvety upholstery and ornate cushions in tropical prints. Light-colored walls serve as an excellent backdrop for a collection of drawings, photographs, and posters.
Both the floor and the countertop are made of natural wood – like green plants in pots, and they perfectly emphasize the natural tones chosen as the main ones. A garland plays the role of an additional source of light, adding romantic notes to the atmosphere.
3. Deep blue and pink
This modern interior is built on two primary shades: most of the walls are painted in an elegant blue, and the accent details are delicate dusty pink. The seating area is decorated with paintings and soft cushions, and the walls are decorated with frames that give the decor a classic touch.
The room’s focal point is a retro-style floor lamp that serves as a pleasant reading nook.
4. Color and geometry
Take the given palette as a basis if you want to create the warmest but at the same time fresh interior in the living room. Here, the sofa area is decorated with the original painting of the wall in the form of a semicircle, which echoes the shape of a white table on a single leg.
Thanks to the chosen range and smooth shapes, realized not only in decoration but also in furniture, the room looks bright and spacious. Houseplants, airy tulle, and an armchair with a pillow add extra comfort.
5. In a country house
A dacha or a private house for permanent residence will become a bastion of comfort if you design a living room with a chalet theme – a home in the Alps. Natural fabrics, wooden floors and walls, local lighting give a feeling of warmth, and fur capes, rugs, and pillows are warm.
6. Loft and retro
Contrary to popular belief, the loft is one of the coziest of contemporary styles. Terracotta brickwork, as in the photo, comfortable furniture, and textiles turn the TV area into an island of comfortable relaxation, even though the sofa is in the center of the spacious kitchen-living room. Books and souvenirs on open shelves, as well as a garland with warm lights, add to the feeling of homeliness.
7. Ethnic style
The sofa area, decorated in ethnic style, looks home-like due to the abundance of decor in the form of thematic posters and textiles – a large-knit blanket, various pillows with ornaments, and a carpet. A corner sofa creates a comfortable area for friendly conversations, and a picturesque rattan armchair closes the space.
8. Candles on a gray background
A trendy dark gray color is perfect to create a more intimate atmosphere in a spacious living room. It is neutral and favorably dilutes the severity of the black shade.
The interior is meticulously designed: the primary accents of golden color (blanket, pillowcases, photo frames) are made even more expressive by the use of grey, while candles and metal candlesticks provide a sense of luxury to the ambiance.
This bright interior of the sofa area looks modern and, at the same time, cozy: In the living room – for both adults and children – the large niche transformed into a functional and comfortable work area or reading area. Just install a few shelves, a desk, and a chair. Make them yourself or buy them; it depends on your desires and your DIY skills. Here is advice for you to take the measurements of your niche and make shelves and your desk yourself. In this way, you are sure that your niche is perfectly optimized to measure. To make your shelves and a small office, you can use plywood or wooden pallets
To fill an empty wall and add functionality to the sofa area, place open shelving of books. Paper editions bring home warmth and home life.
If the room is small or you do not want to deprive the space of optical lightness, hang several shelves on top of each other – this way, you will not only decorate the living room but also save money, since the frames are cheaper than massive shelving.