You can achieve coziness and intimacy in a large open space by defining the living room with a rug and arranging furniture close together, like in this Nantucket Cottage Inspired California Home.
This space feels super warm and cozy. Lots of natural materials were used, such as a sisal rug, warm red wicker chairs, a baskets with grasses fills the opening of the fireplace, and there's nothing cozier than an upholstered ottoman as a coffee table. Featured on Outdoor and Indoor Wicker Furniture for Coastal Style Living.
This cozy living room follows the same design ideas as the above. Seen on Dogs on Furniture.
Even though this is the library of a Victorian Nautical Home, it might as well be a cozy living room. I happen to like the color brown, it feels warm and earthy. Here, just the right amount is used, and the space is still bright.
You can cozy up a space inexpensively by painting an accent wall in a rich warm color. Brown again! If you look closely, you can also see that two rugs are used in the space. That's another trick to warm up a room, layering rugs. Featured on 12 Fireplaces for People who Love the Sea.
Goes without saying, nothing says cozy more than a fireplace. But besides that, what you see in this Shell Chic Cottage are plenty of rich colors and textures.
Wall and ceiling boards in a Historic Cottage in Georgia.
Similar, a wooden ceiling in one of the Alys Beach Homes. Exposed wood, be it ceiling, walls or a great rustic wood floor, create instant warmth.
Nantucket Cottage Style, the ultimate of coziness!