If you wish to juxtapose simplicity and cozyinness in your living room then I have collected 11 cozy minimalist living room ideas, that hopefully inspire.
Finding a balance of keeping your living space simple (less is more approach) while still adding touches of warmth and cozy vibes, can be achieved with the right balance.
Think of; clean lines and cozy textures. Imagine hygge interior style meeting the Scandinavian minimalist interior design. Add touches of books and art to create a more intimate and meaningful space that also adds a sense of warmth.
See all my cozy minimalist living room ideas below!
1 Emphasize on Adding Cozy Textures
The quickest way to add more depth, and warmth to your space is to add more cozy textures. When it comes to cozy textures think both in regards to look and touch.
Since a minimalistic interior design usually is sparingly decorated and uses fewer textures, simply focus on adding the right amount of softer and cozy textures to your space, will create a warmer feeling.
2 Implement a Neutral Color Palette
To keep the minimalistic interior feeling, opting for a more neutral color palette is a good way to go. Think whites, beiges, greiges, grays and small touches of browns for a warmer feeling.
3 Decorate with Books
To me, books add such a great character and create a feeling of warmth and meaning to a living room.
Focus on decorating the books in a more collected and curated feeling to keep that minimal vibe at the core.
You do not need to turn the book covers the opposite way as in the photo above, while this looks minimalistic – not the most practical to pick up that favorite read of yours.
4 Incorporate a Few Large Plants
Large-scaled plants definitely cannot go wrong in most interiors. Add fewer and larger pieces of green plants, into your home to keep a cozy yet minimal vibe into your space.
Think a bit luxury minimal design.
5 Decorated Coffee Table
Curate your living room coffee table with collected meaningful objects that inspire and create a cozy living room setting.
The key here is to keep it simple yet decorative at the same time. You can achieve simplicity by making sure the objects are collected in an organized manner.
6 Decorate with Outdoor in Mind
If you are lucky enough to have large windows or doors with a good view, use them to your advantage. Decorate your space with both indoor and outdoor in mind for a successful cozy minimalist interior design.
Think about those cozy string lights along the balcony rails, that will create such a cozy vibe from outdoor to indoor during the evenings.
7 Warm Up With Decor Pieces
A cozy minimalistic living room interior should be focused on sparingly meaningful decorative pieces.
Yes decorative – they do not need to only be functional here, which is the usual minimalistic approach.
Soften and warm up your interior by selecting pieces that have meaning to you and that are of warmer tones.
8 Think Wabi Sabi
Think of the Wabi Sabi interior style and add decorative pieces that have an imperfect and organic feeling to them.
Whether you choose to do this in actual ceramic objects like vases, or through art – it does not matter.
Focus is on warming up the space more, and by adding an imperfect object to your space, with a good story, you will surely do so.
9 Add Natural Materials
Soften up your space both look-wise and touch-wise by incorporating cozy natural materials like wool and linen.
While natural materials tend to cost more, focus on quality over quantity here.
A tip here is to find artists on Etsy who create stunning items like blankets and pillowcases.
10 Concealed Storage
To keep that minimal interior feeling, make sure you have concealed storage, to keep the space feel uncluttered.
You want the eyes to be focused on simplicity and at the same time get cozy moods from all the examples in this article – the focus should be on this.
11 Display a Wall Art
Nothing speaks cozy and meaningful more than curating stunning and inspiring art walls.
Especially think of adding prints to your wall that feel warmer, and soften up your otherwise plane starker wall.
I hope you feel creative and inspired by creating your own living room that both feels minimalistic and cozy at the same time.
Let me know in the comments below if you will change up a few things in your home.
I am Caroline, an ex interior design consultant, turned into a content creator, 30+ something Swedish born with an insane passion and interest for design, blogging, and living a meaningful and creative life. Design to me is about creating a (your) story – it is about understanding what matters and how to create something unique and meaningful which speaks and motivates you.