I am so excited to be able to share this cozy space with you today, friends!  Our home’s main area is a completely open floor plan.  With a kitchen, dining room, living room, and then another large open space, I could never decide what I wanted to do with it—until now, creating this open space into a cozy sitting room.

To create a Cozy Sitting Room From an Open Space, Consider These Tips:

  1. Define the Area: Use area rugs or furniture arrangements to define the sitting area within the open space. This helps create a visual boundary for the cozy zone.
  2. Furniture Arrangement: Arrange furniture to create an intimate seating arrangement. Position sofas and chairs to face each other, encouraging conversation. Avoid placing furniture too far apart.
  3. Use of Screens or Dividers: Employ decorative screens, bookshelves, or room dividers to visually separate the sitting area from the rest of the open space. This adds a sense of enclosure.
  4. Warm Colors and Textures: Choose warm and inviting colors for the walls, furniture, and accessories. Incorporate soft textures like throws and cushions to enhance the coziness.
  5. Soft Lighting: Use soft and warm lighting to create a comfortable atmosphere. Floor lamps, table lamps, or string lights can add a cozy ambiance.
  6. Fireplace or Faux Fireplace: If feasible, include a fireplace or a faux fireplace to bring in a sense of warmth. This can serve as a focal point for the sitting area.
  7. Personalize with Decor: Add personal touches through decor items like artwork, family photos, or cherished objects. This makes the space feel more inviting and personalized.
  8. Comfortable Seating: Invest in comfortable seating options, such as plush sofas or chairs. Consider adding a reading nook with a comfortable chair and a well-placed lamp.
  9. Curtains or Drapes: Use curtains or drapes to frame the sitting area. This adds a sense of coziness and can be closed to create a more intimate space.
  10. Accessorize: Incorporate cozy accessories like blankets, throw pillows, and soft furnishings. These not only add comfort but also contribute to the overall aesthetic.

Our Cozy Sitting Room Open Space

To the left of this space are a wrap-around couch and the main living area.  To the right of it is the dining room and the kitchen is caddy corner.

Cozy Sitting Room Ideas

I chose the Green and white Seersucker Armchairs from the Chas Collection from Pier 1 Imports.  I love the color and texture of the stripes and the plain backing to add a light and airy feel to this open space. And they are oh so comfy, too!

Cozy Sitting Room Ideas

See more of this open floor plan sitting room in the post, Conversation Room, Warm and Cozy.

Cozy Sitting Room Ideas

A white hand-knit throw and apple tree branches from the backyard add coziness and a touch of the outdoors.

Cozy Sitting Room Ideas

I found this marble-top coffee table at an antique shop a few years ago and painted the base white to lighten the area.  I love the old marble top!

A couple of large throw pillows from HomeGoods add that touch of coziness.

Cozy Sitting Room Ideas

I put together this flower bouquet mostly from flowers in our backyard and an antique crock. 

To learn more about creating a fun bouquet like this, you may enjoy the Antique Crock Flower Display post.

Cozy Sitting Room Ideas
Cozy Sitting Room Ideas

A vintage chalkboard with a vase of flowers (designed by my husband) provides some texture and a piece that can be transformed throughout the seasons!

Cozy Sitting Room Ideas

I bought this vintage hutch from Christine, a local designer in Vermont who repurposes vintage flea market finds. Christine ships all over the country, too!

Another great versatile vintage piece!

Cozy Sitting Room Ideas
Cozy Sitting Room Ideas

Recently, we have repainted and restyled these spaces. You may enjoy seeing more of these rooms today in the posts Pretty in Stardew Blue Paint | A Home Interior Makeover Before and After and the Best Breakfast Nook Ideas for Morning Brunch.

Cozy Sitting Room Ideas

This sitting room is now our dining room. See more in the Cozy Winter Dining Room with Ski Lodge Decor | Get the Look.

Cozy Sitting Room Ideas

Remember, the key is to balance openness with a sense of intimacy. Experiment with different layouts and elements until you achieve a cozy sitting room that suits your style and preferences.

Cozy Sitting Room Ideas

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us today at our Home in Vermont.

Be sure also to check out our Home in Coastal Maine, where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.

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Conversation Room, Warm and Cozy

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