After a long day, nothing beats unwinding in a comfy living room that spreads a toasty radiance. Use warm, deep colours like rust, teal, golden browns and cerulean to create the feeling of a more intimate atmosphere.
If your living room is on the large side, one of the simplest way to create a more intimate feel is by dividing your room into smaller zones. You could paint the wall behind your fireplace a deep, vibrant colour or just a few colours darker than the rest of the room. You could also try a bright colour on the inside of bookshelves or on the woodwork around windows. Creating those comfy zones within your lounge area will not only give the room a focal point, but will help draw the eye in.