I love a sitting space with a cozy rug and a coffee table filled with books surrounded by places to sit and read those books. My trick is to pair a big, soft, comfy chair with a unique, vintage (there for the looks) chair. That way, you get design and function.
I did a quick round-up of some recent living room picks and created a look for you if you are looking for a quick refresh.
shop sitting space picks:sconce//chair//table//book//rug//bench
for more rounds ups go here