How to Create a Cosy Living Room

Our living rooms provide a welcoming retreat from the world. They’re rooms where we can relax and sit awhile, watch TV and cosy-up together.

But what makes it so snuggly and special? Well, introducing tactile textures such as boucle and velvet don’t only excite the eyes, they ‘embrace’ you after a day at work or shopping.

A sumptuous sofa, flickering fireplace, handy side tables and an ever-so-inviting armchair (or two), are other key ingredients that create a feeling of cosiness in any living room.

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1. Swyft Sofa in a Box Model 03 Modular Velvet Corner Sofa

Swyft Sofa in a Box Model 03 Modular Velvet Corner Sofa

This lavish velvet corner sofa by Swyft is the ultimate ‘L’ shaped settee, where the entire family can gather at weekends and evenings. Who could blame your pooch for wanting to join everyone? This sofa’s stain-resistant treatment means you can let them.

Available in five stunning shades – including this warm ‘Brick’ colourway – it won’t be long before everyone wants to chill out and cosy up – thanks to its dense foam cushions.

Swyft’s modular range means you can add to it as your family grows. Put your feet up on the coordinating ottoman (sold separately) and say …

“hello home – I’ve missed you!”.

2. Nordberg Bouclé 2 Seater Sofa in a Box

Nordberg Bouclé 2 Seater Sofa in a Box

This (neutral-friendly) dove grey two-seater sofa is an ideal alternative if bold tones aren’t your style.

Called the Nordberg, its Scandi styling evokes images of winter cabins and sleek urban homes, where cool colours are offset by statement soft furnishings (see below).

The wonderfully soft bouclé fabric covering adds essential coziness to any living room. Reminiscent of a certain fashion designer – we won’t name names – or old fashioned teddy bear, this staple piece of seating is sure to up your comfort levels.

A pocket sprung base – alongside its foam and fibre wrap filling – add to this sofa’s squishiness.

3. Icon Natalia Velvet Bean Bag Armchair

Icon Natalia Velvet Bean Bag Armchair

Disclaimer: you may never want to leave it.

Banish the boring and choose Icon’s elegant take on a bean bag by Beanbag Bazaar.

Perfect for those ‘must-watch’ box set sessions, you can nestle into the sumptuous velvet cover with confidence – thanks to its bead filling and double-zipped construction. It’s how we’d imagine a metre-wide marshmallow would feel.

There’s even a handle so you can relocate it to different rooms – providing you can bear family TV evenings without it.

We’re loving this ‘Teal Green’ option for jewel-like cosiness this winter and beyond.

4. Koble Carl Smart Side Table with Speakers & Wireless Charging

Koble Carl Smart Side Table with Speakers & Wireless Charging

Nurture these ‘cosy vibes’ by adding high-tech furniture that can set the mood.

Play relaxing music on its dual Bluetooth speakers. Adjust the volume or skip tracks using its touch-sensitive buttons, to create your family’s ultimate ‘happy place’.

You’ll also avoid arguments over missing USB leads with this smart side table. This attractive (mains-powered) table doubles as a wireless charger for compatible Apple, Google, Huawei, LG, and Samsung devices.

This two-tone table enhances your living room’s cosiness and is sure to make your living room ‘the spot’ where people gather.

5. Zuiver Dream Rug 160 x 230cm

Zuiver Dream Rug 160 x 230cm

Do you ‘dream’ of your living room whilst at work? Are you always grateful to kick off your shoes and go barefoot once you arrive home?

This textured 70% wool rug by Zuiver will please your tootsies and add warmth to hardwood or laminate floors – including those with underfloor heating.

At 160x230cm, it’s large enough to make an impact. Softening ‘the feel’ of your living room, it adds another layer of interest to your floors.

The only question is whether to choose the ‘Natural and Grey’ or ‘Natural and Pink’ option?

6. Cozy Living 50x50cm Velvet Embroidered Cushion in Mahogany

Cozy Living 50x50cm Velvet Embroidered Cushion in Mahogany

Its name ‘Cozy Living’ says it all. This plump feather and down cushion helps you to build a welcoming ‘nest’.

With glam embroidered detailing, you can elevate any solid colour sofa or armchair by scattering them in odd numbers. Groups of ‘ones’ and ‘threes’ always look striking.

At half a metre wide and tall, they can double as deluxe floor cushions – great for times when you have guests over.

7. Himla Angeline Throw

Himla Angeline Throw

Green has been a massive decor trend this season – and this 130x170cm ‘Olivine’ coloured throw will add pizzazz to any sofa.

Mimic interior designers and drape it effortlessly over one side when not in use. Then, its fringing and waffle texture will ‘hug’ you on chillier nights.

Also available in ‘Oatmeal’, who could resist wrapping themselves up in this 48% linen and 52% cotton throw. These natural fibres are sure to soothe.

We’d advise you to buy enough for everyone!

8. Le Feu Sky Bio Ethanol Fireplace in Black

Le Feu Sky Bio Ethanol Fireplace in Black

There’s (possibly) nothing more homely than having a real fireplace in your living room. The flickering flames warm us physically and mentally.

Yet, Le Feu has reimagined this living room essential by creating a powder-coated fireplace that’s fixed to the ceiling. With no emissions, it’s perfect for homes without a chimney or gas supply.

The sky – or ceiling – is the limit, when making a cosy den with this rotating fire.

9. Dutchbone Proa Gold Candle Holder

Dutchbone Proa Gold Candle Holder

At Cuckooland, we love pillar candles. Their candlelight creates a mesmeric living room glow that encourages togetherness.

At 52cm or 61cm tall – depending on the size you choose – these luxe gold plated candle holders by Dutchbone are the perfect stage for chunky ‘pillars’. They’ll stand out for all the right reasons.

Lighting up your cosy spot with its oval design, these charming iron candle holders will brighten any fireplace or coffee table.

Create a Cosy Living Room with Tactile Textiles, Glowing Lighting and Flexible Furniture

Want to create a cosy living room that is welcoming despite the weather? Get in touch to find out more about these gorgeous products by calling +44 (0) 1305 231231, or alternatively, send us an email.


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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