Save, Spend, Splurge: 3 Surefire Ways to Create a Cozy Living Room

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Welcome to the Save, Spend, Splurge series! We know every Homemakers customer has different needs when searching for furniture so we developed this series to show you how to explore certain styles and filter your choices to suit your budget. Well go room by room and show you which good, better and best pieces you can save, spend and splurge on to achieve your ideal style. These categories align with our Good, Better, Best program which makes it easy to find quality furniture at a great price.


Fall has arrived! That means endless nights spent around the TV watching your favorite team score touchdowns or curling up by the fire with hot cocoa and a good read. We’re here to help you create the perfect intimate setup for whatever your living room activities entail. There are endless options, whether you want to splurge on a 100% leather sectional and an elegant entertainment center or save your money and go with a clean and simple TV stand and comfortable recliner.

Step 1: Upgrade your entertainment center.

Entertainment centers are just the thing for displaying your TV while also storing your media and personal collections in one place. As the weather begins to cool down, you’re going to want easy access to your favorite rom-coms, board games and books.

Display your possessions on an entertainment center with warm tones that match a casual style such as gray or tan. It’s helpful to keep all of your gaming consoles, remotes and media players right below the TV for convenient storage.

Entertainment Centers

Ashley Trinell Entertainment center at Homemakers Furniture

Ashley Trinell Entertainment Center, $769.99

This extravagant entertainment center will make an excellent focal point in your living room without hurting your wallet. It has a 63-inch wide TV display space along with ample storage for your DVD collection, electronics and other personal accents. This entertainment center is warm and appealing, wonderful for a snug living room.

Liberty 318 Collection Entertainment Center at Homemakers Furniture

Liberty 318 Collection Entertainment Center, $1179.97

This elegant entertainment center creates a sleek, yet warm, atmosphere with its espresso finish and etched glass doors. It’s great for displaying personal accents, along with your electronics and media collections.

Flexsteel Homestead Entertainment Center at Homemakers Furniture

Flexsteel Homestead Entertainment Center, $2679.95

The rustic feel of this stunning entertainment center will add a natural appeal to your living room. It has ample space for your DVDs, electronics, media players or other personal accents. The elegant, weathered finish will enhance the casual style of your cozy living room.

TV Stands

If you’re looking for a stylish piece of furniture for a smaller space, a TV stand is our go-to choice. We love that it’s easy to move in case you change the layout of your living room. Its convenient storage space right below the TV allows you to keep DVDs and other entertainment necessities right where you need them.

Sauder Palladia Entertainment Credenza at Homemakers Furniture

Sauder Palladia Entertainment Credenza, $259.99

The rich cherry finish of this TV stand will perfectly complement your plush seating. The shelves behind the doors, along with the open shelving, provides ample storage for your media and personal collections.

Sunny Designs Sedona TV Console at Homemakers Furniture

Sunny Designs Sedona TV Console, $399.99

If you want to add a touch of rustic charm to your comfortable living room, you need this TV console! Its four generously sized cabinets provide storage for your electronics, media and personal collections.

Whittier Wood McKenzie Tall 64-Inch Cherry Media Console at Homemakers Furniture

Whittier Wood McKenzie Tall 64-Inch Cherry Media Console, $879.99

This console includes ample storage with its six full extension drawers with ball-bearing glides and superior English dovetail joinery, two adjustable, vented shelves behind tempered glass doors, and a smooth, 64-inch wide top with stepped edging that can support any TV, up to 60 inches. The antique cherry finish makes this piece irresistible.

Step 2: Sink into comfortable living room furniture.

Fill your living room with sectionals, recliners and couches with plush cushions and neutral colors. For fall, add accents with rustic elements or spruce up the space with more contemporary accents.

Many casual pieces often incorporate handy cup holders, storage and reclining features as well, ensuring that your room will be both comfortable and functional. This is ideal for family game nights, reading or cheering on your favorite team.

You can skip the uncomfortable stadium seats and avoid the expense of box seats and luxury suites by making your own exclusive football stadium in your living room that’s good for years to come!

Couches and Sectionals

Ashley Linebacker Reclining Sofa at Homemakers Furniture

Ashley Linebacker Reclining Sofa, $529.99

Amplify the cozy warmth in your living room with the alluring brown tones in this sofa. The plush cushions and smooth reclining mechanisms will help you relax while spending time in your living room.

La-Z-Boy Natalie 2-Piece Sectional at Homemakers Furniture

La-Z-Boy Natalie 2-Piece Sectional, $1359.98

This stunning two-piece sectional is perfect for relaxing and spending time with family and friends. It features two sofas with plush foam cushioning, making it easy to sink into and read a good book.

Bernhardt Dorian 100% Leather 4-Piece Sectional at Homemakers Furniture

Bernhardt Dorian 100% Leather 4-Piece Sectional, $4049.96

This impressive sectional is just what you need for hosting football-viewing parties, game nights and for spending time with family and friends. The four pieces include two loveseats, an armless chair and a corner chair. The luxurious cushions look and feel irresistible. Leather is a great investment- it’s a durable material that will maintain its beauty for years to come. The espresso hue of this leather is perfect for adding warmth to your space for fall.


Ashley Linebacker recliner at Homemakers Furniture

Ashley Linebacker Rocker Recliner, $399.99

Unwind in your living room, grab a cup of hot cider and melt into this recliner. The plush cushions, warm brown upholstery and smooth reclining mechanisms will help you relax while spending time in your living room.

Homestretch Cheyenne rocker recliner at Homemakers Furniture

Homestretch Cheyenne Leather Rocker Recliner, $799.99

Get a comfortable and affordable chair with this rocker recliner. You’ll never want to leave your living room once you take a seat, so be sure you have plenty of sustenance and books or TV shows handy. The genuine leather and irresistible comfort make this recliner a durable and timeless purchase.

La-Z-Boy Pinnacle power recliner at Homemakers Furniture

La-Z-Boy Pinnacle Lift Power Recliner, $1079.99

If you’re looking for a stunning, comfortable recliner, this La-Z-Boy recliner is the one for you. Its clean and simple beauty speaks for itself. The power lift feature and recline mechanisms can independently adjust the head or foot rest, creating individualized comfort at the touch of a button.

Step 3: Add warm accents and accessories.

Transform your living room with accent furniture that adds an inviting feel to the room. Either go with the flow of the room and continue following a casual palette with neutral colors or add accents with a contrasting style such as contemporary or rustic.

End tables, storage benches and cabinets are a great way to incorporate stylish storage for displaying or concealing your household necessities. Another great accent piece for fall is an electric fireplace to help you stay warm and house personal collections or a TV.

Make plenty of room for game night with ottomans and accent chairs. Ottomans are an easy way to add out-of-sight storage and extra seating to your living room. A patterned ottoman can add a pop of color or yummy texture in the room.

Use warm accessories with unique textures for fall. Finish your living room off with patterned rugs in dark hues, textured pillows and wall décor with rich, warm colors such as gold, gray, tan or burgundy. A piece of art that coordinates with your style will make any area of your room pop while also creating a beautiful focal point.

Accent Furniture

Ashley Patola Park ottoman at Homemakers Furniture

Ashley Patola Park Storage Ottoman, $259.99

This ottoman is a perfect complement for a snug living room. It saves space with its hidden storage under the cushion. Store your seasonal décor in this ottoman to make it easy to switch out. Its chic, gray color complements any color palette.

Ashley Makonnen accent chair at Homemakers Furniture

Ashley Makonnen Accent Chair, $299.99

Get this accent chair for a beautiful, eye-catching addition to your space. The botanical upholstery adds a pop of color to your chic living room.

Ashley Vennilux accent chair at Homemakers Furniture

Ashley Vennilux Accent Cabinet, $249.99

This charming accent cabinet is ideal for storing your personal collections and accessories. The two-tone finish is a wonderful addition to enhance a comfortable, relaxed space.

Ashley Burladen coffee table at Homemakers Furniture

Ashley Burladen Lift-Top Coffee Table, $359.99

Add a rustic feel to your comfortable living room with this coffee table. This table has a handy lift-top, making adding versatile surface space. Its organic design is ideal for creating a comfortable space.

Ashley Alymere Fireplace TV Stand at Homemakers Furniture

Ashley Alymere Fireplace TV Stand, $839.99

This beautiful TV stand doubles as a fireplace. The ornate metal doors open to a realistic LED flame, five brightness settings, a remote control and a herringbone firebrick surround. The rich dark color will add warmth to your casual style living room while the infrared heating element warms it up literally.

England Murphy Press-back Recliner at Homemakers Furniture

England Murphy Press-back Recliner, $599.99

Sink into this beautiful accent recliner. You’ll snuggle into the plush pillow back and soft foam seating that offers smooth press-back recline mechanisms. The inviting design and neutral hues make this chair a must-have for your relaxing living room.

La-Z-Boy Roundabout Cocktail Ottoman at Homemakers Furniture

La-Z-Boy Roundabout Cocktail Ottoman, $299.99

This plush ottoman functions not only as a foot rest or entertainment surface, it also adds comfortable additional seating for larger gatherings. The beautiful upholstery complements a relaxed living room feel.

Hammary Furniture Promenade Round Coffee Table at Homemakers Furniture

Hammary Furniture Promenade Round Coffee Table, $359.99

Add this coffee table to open up the space in your living room. The weathered paint and dark top framing add a cozy appeal to the table. Its beveled glass surface adds depth to the piece making it a wonderful accent for an inviting living room.

Dimplex David Fireplace Media Console at Homemakers Furniture

Dimplex David Fireplace Media Console, $1569.99

Make your living room look and feel warm with this fireplace media console. It has ample storage space for your DVDs and other collections. The contemporary style will add a sleek accent to your welcoming living room.

Flexsteel Kingman Swivel Glider at Homemakers Furniture

Flexsteel Kingman Swivel Glider, $469.99

This Flexsteel chair has Blue Steel construction to ensure high quality. Its irresistible comfort and fresh style will perfectly accent your casual palette.

Smith Brothers 502 Collection Ottoman at Homemakers Furniture

Smith Brothers 502 Collection Ottoman, $399.99

The elegant design on this ottoman makes it a perfect addition to a relaxing living room. Its timeless pattern and neutral palette will seamlessly complement your space.

Flexsteel Chateau Rectangle Coffee Table at Homemakers Furniture

Flexsteel Chateau Rectangle Coffee Table, $329.99

This accent table includes solid pine drawers with dovetail joinery, incorporating high-quality storage to your space. The neutral colors of this coffee table and its distressed finish make it an appealing accent for a casual living room.

As you consider these three ways to create a cozier living room keep this in mind: Don’t lose sight of your unique style. Adding casual furniture and warm accents will help prepare you for a brisk fall and a cold winter. But, in the end, your style is what will make your living room as comfortable as it can be! So, mix in some of your beloved contemporary pieces, add family photos or a traditional coffee table. Surround yourself with love and warmth in your one-of-a-kind, cozy living room.

Feeling Inspired?

For more information about furniture that will make you feel as snug as a bug in a rug, check out our post about chic, casual furniture, and be sure to read our casual style guide to find out how to incorporate more comfort into your home.

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