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A Simple Way to Make The Living Room Cozier

by - Thursday, November 08, 2018

A HomePop brown tufted ottoman brings masculine cozy style to a traditional living room

When November arrives, it's almost guaranteed that you'll find us in the living room with the fireplace on. It's my favourite room in the house and while I love it as it is, I wanted to make one small tweak to make it even cozier for the season.

A HomePop brown tufted ottoman brings masculine cozy style to a traditional living room
A HomePop brown tufted ottoman brings masculine cozy style to a traditional living room

I love to curl up on the sofa but the coffee table we had, while elegant, didn't feel conducive to just sitting and hanging out. Here's what the room looked like before:



It was an 'enjoy a cup of tea with friends and have a chat' kind of coffee table, but not a 'lounge and chill' kind of coffee table, know what I mean? This was a lovely formal entertaining look, but really, for the colder months I wanted something I could put my feet on so I could sit and enjoy the warmth of the fire for a few minutes. Or hours ;)

A HomePop brown tufted ottoman brings masculine cozy style to a traditional living room

A HomePop brown tufted ottoman brings masculine cozy style to a traditional living room

Luckily, HomePop had just what I was looking for. As I've mentioned before, I'm thrilled to be working with HomePop for the next few months. They have so many great products (like the matching windowpane ottomans beneath the blue desk in the living room window) and it's wonderful to be able to showcase their wares in my home.

A HomePop brown tufted ottoman brings masculine cozy style to a traditional living room

So I've moved the glass coffee table to the basement (it'll come back in the spring!) and brought in the 58" Draper ottoman, one of HomePop's newest products.  The cognac hued faux leather top is very on trend and brings warmth to the room. It wasn't planned but the colour ties all the other oranges hues in the flooring and accent pillows together. You can find HomePope products at online retailers including TargetOverstock.ca and Overstock.com.

And the classic button tufting and clean-lined black metal base is that juxtaposition of modern-traditional that I love so much. Making a room too traditional can feel stuffy and this piece adds just the right amount of contemporary edge.

A HomePop brown tufted ottoman brings masculine cozy style to a traditional living room

I love how it feels more masculine as well. Many of the other furnishings in this room feature curvy feminine details - the rolled arms of the William Birch style sofa, the swooped sides of the blue chairs, the scalloped chandelier - so this ottoman provides a nice balance. The large top means there's enough room to put a tray with decorative objects and space to put your feet up. It can also be used as extra seating if needed during the holidays.

A HomePop brown tufted ottoman brings masculine cozy style to a traditional living room

I posted this last photo on Instagram and the response was unanimous: the room feels cozier and more welcoming. The textures, the colours... it feels just right for the cool days of fall. It's amazing what a change in furniture can do!

Disclosure: This conversation was sponsored by HomePop. Thank you for supporting the brands whose quality products I bring into my own home.

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