Cozy Conversation Areas


We love to have family and friends over for dinner parties and special occasions, but equally enjoy hosting friends for cozy catch ups and conversations. Creating an area to facilitate this is easier than you may think! And you may already have a Cozy Conversation Area in your home without even realizing it!

In this Shop the Look feature I’m going to share my top tips and ideas on creating the perfect Cozy Conversation Areas and talk through the key elements to include!

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How to Recognize Cozy Conversation Areas

A cozy conversation area is anywhere within the home that provides a comfortable and cozy feeling seating area for having deep and meaningful conversations with loved ones. This could be a small seating area created adjacent to a dining area, or a comfortable seating arrangement within a living room. The key to a cozy conversation area is the seating itself. It should be soft, plush, deep, and super comfortable! 

A cozy conversation area will typically include: two or three seats that are comfortable and deep, along with cozy and warm textiles. These could also be flanked by a side table for placing drinks and snacks.

While a typical cozy conversation area may be a sofa and/or accent chairs, you can actually create one with a round dining table and seating. Within the collage above, the bottom left image is a games area within a family room that we designed. This is the perfect area to play games and chat late into the night.

Conversation Area Fun Facts:

Living room design has evolved in so many ways over the last 200 years. From being a formal gathering space for families, to becoming the TV-watching space, we are seeing the living room now revert back to a more formal environment as we utilize a family room for more casual settings.

Nowadays, many homeowners are being more creative with their living spaces and creating them around exactly what they need. This could be more of a cozy conversation area by solely focusing on having comfortable accent chairs surrounding a central table.

Style Clues

This style often includes:

  • Comfortable, Deep Sofas
  • Deep Accent Chairs
  • Throw Blankets
  • Cozy Textiles
  • Low Lighting

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Off-White Swivel Chair

For the ultimate comfort use a wide and deep swivel accent chair in your conversation area to create a cozy look and feel.

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Round Coffee Table

Use a round coffee table to centralize the conversation area.

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Cozy Ribbed Throw Blanket

Add a cozy ribbed throw blanket to the accent chairs of your conversation area to inject softness and texture to the space.

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Boucle Pillow

Use boucle decorative pillows to inject texture and coziness to the conversation area of your home.

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Brown Velvet Swivel Accent Chair

Add a luxuriously soft brown velvet swivel accent chair to your living room to create a cozy and intimate conversation area.

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Round Side Table

This marble and brass round side table is perfect for placing next to accent chairs to provide a surface for drinks.

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