First, of cozy and small are often used together, but that doesn’t mean cozy is the same as small. It also doesn’t mean that a living room must be small in order for it to be cozy. In fact, I debated whether our small living rooms gallery should be combined with this, but after looking into the meaning of cozy, I decided it warranted its own gallery and set of design tips.
Dictionary.com defines cozy as “snugly warm and comfortable“. Notice how “small” isn’t in the definition. I think the synonyms of cozy help get an understanding as well. Synonyms include “snug”, “comfortable”, “warm”, “homey” and “welcoming”.
Furthermore, cozy is not a living room design style. Instead, cozy is a technique or effect that can be applied to multiple styles. Finally, it’s a timeless effect. What’s cozy today will be cozy in the future – elements such as warm colors, a fire, plants, area rugs, large furniture, etc.
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