10 cosy snug room ideas that are perfect for winter

Let these snug room ideas inspire you to turn your smallest room into the cosiest in the house...

Snug room ideas
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Just the word 'snug' is enough to make you envision cosy rooms filled with cushions and throws, a roaring fire going, all warm colours and rustic vibes. These rooms were made for this time of year when all you want to do is curl up in a squishy armchair with a good book and a cuppa (or a mulled wine, no judgment here). So we have rounded up all our fave snug room ideas to inspire you to create this cocooning space in your home. And don't worry if you don't have a dedicated room to call a snug, all these looks can be used to cosy up your living room decor too.

1. Modern rustic 

One Kings Lane snug room

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Snugs have to feel cosy, it's the number one rule. But that doesn't mean it has to be all dark woods and deep colours, you can still get that cosy rustic vibe while keeping things brighter and more contemporary. Just check out this snug room – warm colour palette, plenty of textures, but still feels modern and stylish. 

2. Dark and dramatic 

Rustic living room by Neptune

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Or of course, you could embrace the cocooning effect of darker colours and paint your snug a deep shade of grey. Our love of grey living rooms doesn't seem to be going anywhere, so even though this looks dramatic it's a classic style that's not going to date. Counterbalance those dark walls with lighter flooring and furniture and then light all the candles for a warm glow. 

3. Fresh and contemporary 

Fireplace ideas

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Another clean and modern snug room! Still a super cosy living room and really soft, with the warm woods, leather furniture and a neat log pile. The decor is kept really simple so as not to overwhelm the small space, and the bright white walls help 'expand' the room too. 

4. Cosy cabin vibes 

A cosy living space with fake log backdrop, sheepskin-covered footstool and second-hand furniture

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Want to instantly create a snug in your home? Panelling is the way. It instant adds that warmth and makes your space feel like you could be in some Austrian cabin (in our dreams). You can actually buy DIY panelling kits and do the job your self if you have the experience or if you want to cheat the look on a feature wall, there are loads of gorgeous, very convincing wood effect wallpapers out there too.

Also please note this fireplace idea! No fireplace? Just get one going on your TV to add those cozy vibes, Netflix have loads. 

5. Scandi style snug room 

Snug with grey chairs

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Love a Scandi-style in your home? Well, no one does cosy snug rooms like the Scandis so there is plenty of inspiration you can take from their interiors. This snug is more of a modern Scandi vibe with the slimline, sculptural furniture and minimal clutter.

6. Relaxed boho style snug 

Cabin decor ideas

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Boho decor ideas has taken over every element of interior design, and you can so easily work it into your snug room. The eclectic feel of boho works so well mixed with the rustic style you associate with snugs. To recreate this look, it's all about the layering. Layer up different textures and patterns and pick out pieces that have a 'worn' look to give the space that very lived-in feel.

7. Simple (but stylish) country snug 

Ikea snug room ideas

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Loving the distressed walls in this snug room, and the cooler colour palette is working here too – the grey and the mossy greens still feel inviting. The logs bring in texture, as do the sticks in a jar, such a simple styling tip that just brings in a bit of nature. The wall light is perfectly positioned too to provide enough light to read by but not so much it ruins the cosy feel of the room. 

8. A snug in a bathroom?

period home with wooden floor in bathroom

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How dreamy is this snug room idea? And yes that is a bath in there! If you have been blessed with a bathroom that's big enough or a room that you aren't quite sure what to do with an upstairs living room with a roll top bath could be the luxury space you never knew you needed. You could even add this kind of snug/living room area to a bedroom too. 

9. A modern spin on panelling 

Ikea snug room ideas

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We've mentioned that panelling can take a space from basically a small living room to a snug, but if you prefer a contemporary look, check out this wall panelling. It brings such a cool pattern into the room, almost like wallpaper would but just more textured. Again this is a look you could DIY or ask a joiner to help you.

10. Cosy farmhouse snug room 

beamed cottage with sofas and fireplace

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Ah, this to us is a classic snug. The low ceilings, the beams the traditional patterns going on, love it all. We get that some of us aren't lucky enough to be blessed with all these period features that come with more traditional living rooms but you can still recreate this look – scour places like eBay for second hand sofas and footstools (remember you can always reupholster them too to match your style too), Persian rugs are a must and plenty of knick knacks to make the space feel more homely.

Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.