Although much of the time we tend to struggle making a small room look much bigger, sometimes it can also be the case that we need a larger room to feel both welcoming and cosier.
As you can imagine, filling a large room can be a little tough, but there are a few ways, means, and tips for making a larger room cosier for everyone.
Having worked in houses of all sizes and shapes, take a look at our top tips below:
Bring the furniture into the room
Although it’s quite the norm to have your furniture against the walls in a small living room for example, in a large room it’s always good to bring things towards the centre.
By doing so, you’ll be helping to improve the flow of space and push storage spaces towards the ends of the room.
You can also define the “living areas” in a room by drawing furniture together over rugs to add a cosier element to the floors.
L-shaped sofas work great in large living rooms
If you’re a fan of L-shaped sofas, the great news is that they work wonderfully well in large rooms and can be put to good use.
For instance, if the room you’re working on happens to be exceptionally long, you can even use an L-shaped sofa as a handy room divider.
Alternatively, you can also place it between two seating areas or to divide up living and dining areas.
After all, you’re looking to fill up dead space, rather than letting it go bare.
Be clever with ottomans and coffee tables too, as they can close gaps between items of furniture.
Be creative with lighting
As we’ve mentioned a million times before, lighting really is everything.
If you have just one centre light in a room, you’ll want to add a couple of lamps around the edges so that you don’t have dark and creepy corners.
A few too many, and things might look a little odd however, so ensure to utilise a few cleverly coordinated wall lamps for added depth.
Colours matter even more
Bold colours that interplay across furniture can really help brighten a large room up.
From mustard yellows to emerald greens, you can afford to be daring with powerful colours without making it too overwhelming.
Check out a few examples of bold, yet comfortable, living areas here.
For those with high ceilings, you could try painting it a shade or two darker than the walls or use panelling to make it feel like it is as high as it actually is.
Colours can also help you layer up, so don’t be afraid to add curtains, throws, and textures for to help soften up spaces.
While we’re here, if you do happen to have a high ceiling, opt for taller furniture which won’t feel as dwarfed by the high walls.
A bookcase or an armoire can fulfil this purpose perfectly.