We see our living room as a place to relax and entertain friends. We definitely wanted it to be livable. J is a big guy, so more than anything he wanted a big couch. When we were searching for furniture we ended up with an extra long, extra wide couch in a neutral color - it literally hit all of J's points. It worked out perfect because in the same collection was a chair with a floral print that hit all of my points.
J's favorite part of the room is our big screen TV. I think it helps tone down the girylness of the room, until I put on one of my girly movies. J's other favorite part of the room is the fireplace. This thing is going non-stop in the winter. It definitely adds to the cozy effect that I love, too.
Other than that, I think it's pretty close to what we're going for. I think it definitely fits cozy function. It's come a long way from where we started, but still needs some work.
The in between:
We were given couches from a family member to hold us over until we purchased our own.