Looking for modern cozy living room ideas to update your home in 2022? Check out this design that’s sure to be the focal point of your home!
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Modern Cozy Living Room
The new year is a great time to give your home a complete makeover. Whether you just moved to a new space or are renovating this modern cozy living room design is meant to inspire you.
It features a neutral color palette that’ll make you feel calm and zen every time you enter the space. Using multiple textures, patterns, and materials will create a design that’s interesting and makes a statement.
The best way to NOT look like you bought your furniture off the showroom floor is by sourcing from a variety of retailers. Mixing resources at different price points is also a great way to keep your design affordable.
Trust me no one will know you mixed high and low except you!
Check out this design for ideas of how to create a space full of YOUR personality.
This post is all about modern cozy living room ideas.
How do I make my living room warm COSY?
Achieving the look of a warm and cozy living room does not have to be hard or break the bank. Here are 10 tips to help you create this style in your home:
- Use a neutral color palette
- Layer in loads of texture
- Mix materials
- Add gold accents and accessories
- Use simple organic shapes and curved edges
- Create intimate seating zones and moments
- Use natural wood tones
- Make a statement with cool lighting
- Add touches of nature and greenery
- Put lights on a dimmer switch
Modern Cozy Living Room Shopping Tips
Before you get started always measure your space and do a quick floor plan. You will thank me later for this tip when your furniture fits.
The WORST thing that can happen is you buy everything only to discover it’s too big or small for your space. Download your FREE measure guide to start this process NOW.
Modern Cozy Living Room Inspiration
After you have your measurements and floor plan the next step in the process is to pull images from Instagram or Pinterest that inspire you.
This is meant to give you ideas of the look you are after. You are NOT copying the design!
Maybe you like the color palette in one image or a piece of furniture in another. The purpose of this step is to help you determine the vibe you are after.
Narrow down your finds to the top THREE images you LOVE. More than that will overwhelm the process and keep you stuck.
We want to keep moving forward and course-correct as we go. Nothing is set in stone. You can totally change your mind but we need a place to start.
For this design I was inspired by these three images:
As you can see I was feeling the neutral vibe with texture, leather, wood tones, and gold accents. Ideas and inspiration were pulled from all three images to create the below design.
Nothing is a literal interpretation but the concept board has a similar vibe to the feeling of the inspiration. That’s the goal when you are designing any space.
No one should be able to tell where the inspiration came from or they’ll say “oh she just knocked that off from XYZ”. We do NOT want this so be original and listen to your gut.
Only you know what’s best for your space. One last piece of advice, if you don’t want opinions then stop telling people what you are doing! No one can give an opinion on what they don’t know… Just saying.
This is the only way to create a space YOU LOVE that’s full of YOUR PERSONALITY.
Modern Cozy Living Room Design Concept Board
1. Abstract Art Gold Collage // 2. Abstract Art Gold Collage // 3. Colorful Drip Art // 4. White Performance Fabric Sofa // 5. Acacius Coffee Table // 6. Black Linen Side Table // 7. Leather Chair // 8. Modern Black Accent Table // 9. Carved Media Console // 10. Handknotted Rug // 11. Zebra Animal Print Pillow // 12. Round Black Pillow // 13. Finge Lumbar Pillow // 14. Astrid Chandelier // 15. Brass Table Lamp // 16. Modern ColorStak Books // 17. Blackened Wood Links // 18. Off-White Vase Set // 19. Metal Pebble Vase
Modern Cozy Living Room Resources
1. Abstract Art Gold Collage 3
Artwork is a great place to start in any balanced design. The colors of this print were used to create the palette.
This contemporary art is printed on archival paper with hand-applied embellishments and a black matte frame.
2. Abstract Art Gold Collage 4
This is the second print was the gold collage collection. The two prints are shown behind the sofa for contrast against the white material.
Since the artwork is subjective and personal it’s one of the first elements to nail down when designing a space. Using artwork as a jumping-off point will save time by not having to search for the perfect piece after the fact.
The featured artwork in this design will add movement and drama to your interior design.
3. Colorful Drip Art
This Colorful Drip artwork was designed by Michel Smith Boyd. The abstract art is a giclee print on canvas with a hand-applied brush gel finish.
A silver floater frame completes the look. Add this print to a blank wall or over a console to make a statement in your living space.
4. White Performance Fabric Sofa
The Camden 70’s vintage-inspired sofa is the perfect backdrop for this modern cozy living room design. It’s upholstered in pure white polyester velvet performance fabric so no need to worry that it’s a light color.
You’ll want to blot spills immediately to maintain the beauty of this couch.
It has wraparound arms that add interest to the silhouette. The three loose back cushions add to the comfort level of this stylish modern sofa.
At 101.25″ wide you NEED to measure before you order to make sure this bad boy will fit in your living space.
5. Acacius Coffee Table
This stunning coffee table will totally level up the look of your living room design. It has reclaimed wood with weathered metal that’ll create a unique centerpiece.
If you are looking for a statement coffee table for your interior design look no further! The one-of-a-kind coffee table is handcrafted by Mexican artisans.
Panels of solid iron are left outside in the elements to naturally oxidize. The metal is molded around the natural shape of yucca tree wood veneers to create a gorgeous design.
Here is an image of the Acacius coffee table in my local Arhaus store.
As you can tell it’s stunning in person and sure to be the talk of the party! Add your favorite home decor accessories to complete the look.
The mixed material wood table is awesome for creating that cozy vibe in your home.
6. Black Linen Side Table
Add a pair of these black linen side tables next to your white sofa for contrast and function. The curved shape has an organic vibe that’s perfect for adding texture and dimension.
The shape was inspired by the 1970s modern silhouettes and unique materials. It has a hi-gloss black finish that’ll make them stand out against the lighter elements in this design.
7. Leather Accent Chair
Leather material is great for creating a cozy vibe not to mention clean-up will be a breeze. This chair combines both contemporary and rustic elements for an updated look.
The luxurious golden brown saddle leather is contrasted by the black sturdy steel frame. It’s the perfect accent chair to add warmth and comfort to your interior design.
8. Modern Black Accent Table
The Miro side table from Lulu and Georgia has an organic sculptural silhouette that will add interest and texture to any space. It has an hourglass shape made of wood that’s perfect in the center of the two leather chairs.
9. Carved Media Console
Keep all your electronics and board games out of sight and stored away in this modern media cabinet. The light wood is the perfect contrast to the dark textured face that’s sure to make a statement in your room.
The clean modern silhouette is made of natural oak and oak veneer with a handcrafted dimensional front design. It has a faceted pattern created from planks of wood that are shaved at a slight angle before being cut into triangles.
The black stain adds a touch of sophistication to the neutral vibe of this console table. It has two double-door cabinets with one adjustable shelf each giving you plenty of storage.
This piece is great for adding texture, dimension, and natural elements to your design.
10. Handknotted Rug
This plush geometric rug was inspired by minimal Moroccan patterns. It’s hand-knotted from New Zealand wool that’s extremely cushy underfoot.
The black lines against the neutral base add pattern and fun to this design. This rug is great for adding to the cozy warm vibe we’re after.
11. Zebra Animal Print Pillow
Animal prints never go out of style in my opinion. This pillow has all the colors of the design plus pattern and texture. It’s perfect for adding a touch of sophistication and luxe to this design.
This pillow is stuffed so no need to order a separate insert.
12. Round Black Pillow
Upgrade the look of your living space by adding this unique round faux fur pillow. It has a luxe soft look that’s perfect for your sofa, accent chair, or bed.
It comes complete with a pillow fill so no need to order a separate one. At 16″ this pillow will look awesome in front of the zebra pattern pillow above.
There’s also ivory or brown options available if you need a fun pillow for another room of your home.
13. Finge Lumbar Pillow
If you’re looking for a fun pillow to add to your design this one is for you! It has overlapping strips of leather fringe that give this lumbar pillow movement and luxe texture.
This pillow is sure to be a conversation starter when you have company over. Friends and family are definitely going to want one for their homes.
14. Astrid Chandelier
Lighting or the jewelry of the room is the finishing touch. It’s similar to what a great pair of earrings will do to level up the look of an outfit.
The McGee & Co. chandelier features mixed materials and is full of originality. It has antique brass steels tubes, decorative walnut veneer tips, and brown top leather shades.
The overall vibe is modern meets contemporary making it the perfect look for this cozy living room design.
15. Brass Table Lamp
A pair of these gold table lamps are great for adding mood lighting and ambiance to this design. Add one on each of the side tables or on the tv console for atmosphere.
The mod style features a brass tulip base and jute drum shade that’ll add a warm texture to your living space.
16. Modern Coffee Table Books
Coffee table books are the perfect accessory to add style and personality to your living room. This set comes complete in a black and gold color story that’s awesome for this design.
The books can be arranged flat on your coffee table or standing on your bookshelf for a pop of color. They can also be read when you are looking to be inspired. Just saying!
17. Blackened Wood Links
This cute black wooden link is great on top of the stack of books on the coffee table. It adds dimension and interest which are elements of good design.
Choose between two or five links when placing your order. They’re perfect for a desk, shelf, or table as well. There’s a reason why they’re a best seller.
18. Off-White Vase Set
This set of textured earthenware has a white glaze that’ll contrast against the mixed materials of the coffee table perfectly. Made by skilled artisans it has a plaster-like texture that’s stylish and unique.
Great to add anywhere you need an organic touch in your design.
19. Metal Pebble Vase
This metal vase will look fabulous in front of the pair of white organic vases. The original and unique silhouette adds interest to the design.
I hope this modern cozy living room concept brought you value and inspires you to design a home you love!
Remember to pull inspiration images and do a floor plan before you start. It will help you flow through the process and give you confidence as you place your orders.
Have an amazing day full of Unicorns & Rainbows!
This post is all about modern cozy living room ideas.