Cozy isn’t a style but a feeling, the homey ambiance of a room that makes us want to curl up, relax and cocoon ourselves from the world. A living room might feel cozy because of its architecture and proportions, like a snug Victorian sitting room or cottage interior. Or it might feel cozy because it’s furnished with plenty of comfy seating options for friends and family; decorated with warm colors; layered with sensual textures like fluffy pillows and soft throws; crammed with books and personal objects; warmly lit or possessed of a real or faux fireplace.
There is no single recipe for what makes a space feel cozy—that depends on individual tastes and sensibilities. Just remember that it doesn’t take a big budget to create a cozy living room, just a little bit of heart.