Most people assume that small spaces present the real decorating challenges in a custom home. Yet, the opposite is just as likely to be true as large rooms can be tricky to deal with for their own reasons. In smaller areas, the idea is to create a feeling of space and arrange the furniture and other items appropriately. When it comes to large rooms, the challenge is to make the space feel cozy and comfortable.
When you’re faced with decorating a large room, the first thing to take note of is the features make it seem especially big. The following post explains how you can work with rooms with high ceilings:
- Strategically Place Tall Potted Plants
Fill vertical height in rooms with tall ceilings or fill bare, lonely corners with potted trees. As long as your space gets enough light to support the plant’s needs (check with your garden store for instructions and recommendations), you really can’t go wrong with adding a massive houseplant.
- Paint 2-Tone Walls
While tall potted plants are great for drawing the eye up and accentuating high ceilings, sometimes we crave the opposite effect. Painting color on your walls only part of the way up creates a cozier feeling, tricking the eye into thinking the ceilings are lower than they are. Read more at Houzz…
If you’re dealing with a room with a large floor space, there’s a lot you can do to make it thoughtfully cozy. The following post explains how you can use furniture to do just that:
Furniture for Large Room Design
When decorating a large room, it helps to arrange furniture to create individual spaces that work together as a whole. For example, in a large living room, you may have a defined conversation or television-watching space, a reading nook and a small gaming area, but the decor of all the areas should flow and work together, as well.
Consider the scale of your room in regards to your furnishings. If your room is large but has low ceilings, keep the furnishings low to create an appearance of height. However, if your large room has high ceilings, low-to-the-ground furnishings may appear lost in the space. Read more at The Spruce…
Use furniture strategically to fill empty spaces in your living room, but keep in mind other dimensions of your space.
Additionally, if your living room has an open plan, you need to be very creative to make it fashionable and functional. The following post explains how you can achieve this:
Tie the Room Together With a Rug
“Making a larger room feeling cozy can be achieved by adding rugs. When laying out furniture in a space, you first want to make sure that the majority of the sitting area can fit on the rug. It’s okay if it’s not perfect and the backs of chairs or sofa are not on the rug, but you need a key element to bring all the pieces together.”
Leave 3 ft. Between Divided Living Zones
“If you are dividing your living room into more than one sitting area you need at least three feet of distance between each section. Anything less is too cramped but you also don’t want a ton of space either because it can feel disconnected.” Read more at Domino…
With the ideas above, you need not shy away from the idea of a custom home with large spaces. The right tactics will ensure that whether you’re entertaining a number of guests or are just with your family, your space is neither too little nor too much.
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