If you have a large living space, you’re probably the envy of your friends. It’s easy to entertain in a big rooms. There is space for guests to sit and be comfortable. However, decorating a large living space can be challenging, especially when there are awkward angles.
Here are some tips that can help you style a large room:
#1 Designate Areas and Divide the Space Visually
It’s helpful to designate a few potential functional areas in a large living space. For example, you can have a conversation area, a media zone, a reading or writing area, a dining area, and a place to play games.
These can be divided visually through pillars, strategically placed tall potted plants, two-tone walls that can create cozy spaces, wallpaper, and furniture placement. Area rugs, curtains, chaise lounges, lamps and ottomans can all play their part in dividing a large space into smaller zones for various activities.
#2 Use Large Pieces to Anchor the Room
While creating zones helps divide a large living, large rooms can end up looking cluttered if there are too many small pieces. Incorporating large pieces of furniture, like a sectional couch or a piano can help anchor a room. If you’re shopping for sofas to help organize your large visual space then check these out from your local furniture store. There are many options available at excellent prices.
Built-in bookcases or a large upholstered ottoman can create texture and add softness. If the room has a tall ceiling, things can look off-balance. It helps to fill it with taller furniture and taller accessories.
#3 Creatively Use Color and Texture
Creative use of color and pattern can help break up large expanses of walls. Wainscoting with neutral shades and adding colors above and below the molding can add texture. You can paint your ceiling a shade darker than your walls to make your room feel cozier. Accent walls also create points of focus. Area rugs, curtains, cushions, baskets can all add to the layers of textures in the space. Softer textures are more inviting, as are upholstered pieces.
#4 Pull Furniture Away from the Walls
Pushing furniture back into the wall leaves a lot of empty space in the middle of a room. With larger living spaces, it’s advisable to pull seating closer together, away from the wall. Walls can be covered with art, benches, consoles or bookcases, to add textures to the room.
A few extra chairs can also be placed along the walls, in between large mirrors or paintings. If required, these can be pulled closer together during gatherings.
#5 Use Lighting
Lighting can make a huge difference in the look and feel of any room. Large windows can let in a lot of sunlight and brighten up your space, but as the dark settles in at night large rooms can feel uncomfortably eerie. Adding some floor and table lamps to a room with adequate ceiling and wall lighting can make a big difference. You can also pick a few large lamps of a similar scale and mix in some slimmer floor and wall lamps.
These tips should help you decorate your large living space. With some clever thinking and some interesting pieces of furniture, you can make your large room look stylish and comfortable.