By using soft, snuggly upholstered pieces, dark, warm tones and dramatic lighting you can make any space in your house a cozy and intimate space.
Here are some suggestions:
Clear out the Clutter
Too much stuff in a small space can make it feel cramped. By having everything neatly arranges or completely out of sight (either behind table skirts, organized behind doors, ...) the space will feel more open and orderly.
Open the Way
Having the view into a room and out to open spaces blocked with furniture or accessories will make a the room look cramped. By rearranging furniture out and away from walkways, you'll open up the space and make it feel larger. Using furniture pieces like ottoman, an armless, open chair, or a low table, and larger furniture against the wall will make a room look larger. Remember, the more of the floor you can see, the larger the room looks.
Choose Soft, Light Hues
Dark, warm colors make a space feel cozy and intimate. But when using light, colors the room will feel more open and airy.
Use a Monochromatic Color Scheme
Choose colors that are in the same color family and use-on-tone woven upholstery fabrics, textures wall finishes, delicate tonal drapery fabrics. Cool colors and delicate warm colors on most surfaces give the room a more open look.
Coordinate Wall and Furniture Colors
Contracting colors tend to break up a space. If the furniture is colored to math the wall color, the space will look less interrupting and tend to blend with the space.
Let in the Light
Any room will look larger if it's well-lit, either by natural light or artificial lighting. Get rid of heavy draperies and open up the windows to let light in.
By following some of these very simple design tips, you can create the intimate room that suite your needs.