We all want our living rooms to reflect the very best version of ourselves (via our furniture, decor, and art choices), but we also want them to be a haven to relax and recharge in at the end of a long day. Luckily, IKEA has a plethora of ideas to serve as inspiration for your next stylish, yet cozy space. Read on to see the spaces we’re gravitating towards the most.
The pendants hung at varied heights, floating square shelves, and mostly neutral color palette all add to a feeling of welcoming serenity in this airy and functional living space.
We love the way the cluster of assorted paper lanterns draws your eye upwards in this lofty-feeling, artistic space. Hanging the curtains where the walls meet the ceiling ensures the room feels even larger than it really is.
This living room—awash in natural shades of white, gray, light blue, and khaki—feels like it would be right at home in a seaside cottage. Components of nature, such as the greenery, add to the cozy effect.
The pastel pink walls with touches of aqua trim add an instant element of tranquility in this space. The plethora of seating options invites you to stay awhile.
The minimal nature of this living room lends itself to an inviting retreat. The enclosed floating armoire is perfect for concealing unattractive—but much needed—electronics and cords.
This slanted wood-paneled skylight creates a cozy, sun-filled retreat. The cowhide rug, woven floor stool, and cushioned armchair encourage you to curl up with a book and a cup of tea.
The forward-facing sofas and draped throw foster relaxation and conversation. The white BESTA sideboards (two placed next to each other) lengthen the room visually without distracting.
We love the way this wall of bookshelves just beckons you to grab one and settle in for the afternoon. This decidedly grown-up space is the perfect upgrade for when you’d like to ditch the collegiate futon and hand-me-downs.