Though most people are more concerned about decorating a smaller space, it can still feel problematic to decorate a large room. A large room can feel unwelcoming and it is difficult to ensure that they remain warm and inviting. Understanding how best to decorate a larger room can go a long way toward ensuring the most comfortable environment inside of your property. Properly decorating a large room can help to make it feel much cozier and more inviting.
One of the most effective ways to decorate a large room is to create zones throughout the room. Use these zones to divide the room into sections according to the function of that particular space. For example, you may want to add a more relaxed seating area in front of the TV, with a more formal seating area where you intend to host guests. You may also want to consider adding reading nooks, hobby areas, or other spaces inside of your room.
Consider Multiple Seating Arrangements
It is unlikely that you will be able to adequately fill a particularly large space with a single seating arrangement. If you manage to fill the space, it is likely that the proportions will seem somewhat awkward and forced. It tends to be more beneficial to add multiple seating arrangements to a particularly large room. This can also help you to provide effective zoning for your property.
Be Generous with Spacing
You don’t want to simply fill a large space with stuff. This can cause the area to feel cluttered, despite the spacious room. However, you can help the room to feel slightly cozier by spacing the furnishings somewhat further apart. Generous spacing can help a room to feel cozier without feeling cluttered.
Dividers can be used to provide a more substantial barrier between the various zones of the room. There are many different options to use as dividers for the room. The use of screens, bookcases, tables, and even couches are all potential options for room dividers.
The use of colors can help to ensure a far more comfortable space. Intense and bold colors can be used to make the walls feel closer together, which allows the space to feel far more intimate. You may also want to consider painting the walls two-toned colors in order to make the walls appear shorter and provide a more comfortable space. You should also consider the finish that you use on your walls. Glossier finishes tend to make an area feel uncomfortably large. However, the use of textured finishes helps to prevent this from becoming an issue and allows walls to provide a less overwhelming appearance.
There are key pieces of furniture that can help to improve the appearance of rather large spaces, which are often living rooms. For example, adding side tables to the room helps to prevent too much spaciousness, without causing the room to feel particularly cluttered. These can allow you to space your furnishings further apart without appearing too far apart. Side tables can also simply be convenient to have throughout the room. A large couch can also be used to improve the appearance of a large room. This can also be useful to serve as a divider inside of the room.
Adding a focal point to a large room helps to draw the eye to that area, rather than to empty spaces inside of the room. A large room without a focal point tends to draw attention to the lack of a focal point. Various furnishings or fixtures can significantly improve the appearance inside of the room.
Rugs can be a valuable addition to an extremely large room. However, it is important to use large rugs when you decorate your large room. It is especially beneficial to ensure that the rug is large enough that it will be able to cover the floor under the various furniture arrangements. This can further help to improve the divisive zoning of the room. Using rugs in the various zones of your room can help to allow a room to feel far more comfortable. In addition to this, rugs help to provide a cozy atmosphere to a room.
Large amounts of blank wall space tend to cause a room to feel uncomfortably large. Breaking up this blank space is a great way to allow the room to feel far more comfortable. This is often done through the use of wall art. Displaying a piece of art that you love can help to ensure that you are far happier with the appearance of the room. Mirrors can also help to break up the blank space of the wall. However, it is important to be careful when you add a mirror to the wall. Mirrors are great for brightening up a room, but they can also cause a space to appear larger.
The creative ways you implement lighting can substantially improve the appearance of the room. Varying levels of lighting can help to differentiate between spaces and ensure that the room maintains a far cozier environment. It is similarly important to ensure that the lighting is adequate throughout the room.
Avoid Wall Hugging
You should never place all the furniture in the room right up against the walls, especially when you are decorating a large room. Avoid falling into the trap of wall hugging and keep your furniture centered in the room, rather than up against the walls. This can go a long way toward creating a far more welcoming environment.
At Sugarhouse Furniture, we carry a large selection of furniture to meet all of your decorating needs. Whether you are decorating a large or small room, it is important to put thought into the furnishings that you add to the room. Our experts can provide you with guidance regarding the best furniture to use to decorate various types of rooms. To learn more about the furniture we have available, contact us at Sugarhouse Furniture today!