5 Tips to Make a Room Feel Comfy and Cozy

published Nov 14, 2018
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(Image credit: Amie Freling)

It’s fall. That means apple picking, pumpkins, cider, and falling leaves! It probably also means you’re about to be spending a lot of time inside. Now, more than ever, it’s important to set up a cozy space that you love coming home to. This stylish living room takes cues from the season itself and uses key pieces from Raymour & Flanigan to create a space that’s super inviting. Let’s look at the five tips that make it work and how we can use them all year round.

(Image credit: Amie Freling)

Rich, contrasting colors

What says “fall” more than color? Rust red, burnt orange, olive green—this palette is what fall is all about. It’s also a great one to steal for your own space. In this sunroom, the black walls and orange accents could feel a bit Halloween-y, but desaturated tones and neutral accompaniments take the look in a sophisticated direction. Embrace the style with these embroidered leaf-print pillows. Then, you can easily swap out these accessories with holiday- or winter-inspired pieces as the seasons progress.

(Image credit: Amie Freling)

A big couch you can curl up on

Fall is a season where the coziness of your furniture is a prime consideration. Who hasn’t been at home on a cold, sunny weekend afternoon and wanted to tuck themselves deep into the embrace of their couch? Raymour & Flanigan’s Willowick sofa is just the sort of sofa that invites you to sit, and stay. Its clean, tailored lines keep the room feeling modern and composed; at the same time, little details like gently rolled arms and thick, cushy pillows keep it casual and just as inviting to jump into as a big pile of leaves. It’s what fall days were made for.

(Image credit: Amie Freling)

Textures galore

Another thing we love about fall is all the textures: falling leaves, cozy sweaters, those weird, knobby storybook pumpkins. Just as texture can elevate the look of a season, it can also elevate the look of a room. This room is full of inviting textures, like the sisal carpet, faux-tin accent wall, and velvet throw pillows. After the leaves have fallen, some pine or huckleberry branches can replace the gourd to give the room a more wintery feel.

(Image credit: Amie Freling)

Furniture that encourages you to stay a while

If you’re watching a movie or just lounging on the couch with a book, you might feel the urge to put your feet up. With that in mind, this coffee table doubles as an ottoman—all the tabletop items live in a wooden tray, so they can easily be moved out of the way when you want to really relax.

(Image credit: Amie Freling)

A seat by the fire for everyone

Furnishing a living room, particularly a smaller one, always presents a challenge: how to create seating for as many people as possible without crowding the room. If your living room is tight on space, or you’re just trying to maximize it for entertaining, here’s a solution we like: an upholstered bench from Raymour & Flanigan. It takes up a lot less space than a sofa but is still a comfortable spot for friends to perch.

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of the things in this fall-inspired space come from Raymour & Flanigan. They offer seasonal decor and year-round pieces that fit every personal style and work with every budget. If you find something you like online, you can stop by a showroom to see it in person. Feeling stuck? You can book an appointment with a home furnishings consultant to get professional decorating advice, totally free. With three-day delivery and white-glove assembly, coordinating your furniture’s arrival is a breeze.

Looking for more tips to create the perfect home for the season? Check out our Design & Unwind Series!

This post was created by the Apartment Therapy Creative Studio and is sponsored by Raymour & Flanigan.
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