While most people complain about not having enough space, there are plenty of challenges that come with having too much space. Large living rooms can be difficult to decorate. For example, many oversized rooms will be left feeling cold and empty due to either a lack of furniture, an awkward layout, or confusion about size and scale (or all of the above).
Whether you use your living room for relaxing or entertaining (or both), the aim is to create a space where you feel truly comfortable. To achieve this, you’ll need to pay attention to proportion. This means considering the size and scale of not only the furniture, but also of the designs of wallpaper and fabrics.
Furniture for Large Living Rooms
Furniture that is too small for a space will make the room feel empty and out of proportion. If you’ve moved into a bigger home, it’s likely that you’ll need to buy larger furniture.
This may mean choosing a four-seater sofa instead of a three-seater, and using several easy chairs to section off a portion of your living space for conversation. Streamlined built-in shelves tend to make a room appear more expansive. In your case, try shelving to minimize the impact of a long wall.
Tips For Decorating a Large Living Room
- When decorating a large home or living room, you will need bigger pieces and more of them.
- Displaying artwork randomly in the room will draw attention to vacant spaces, so go for larger canvases to fill walls with bold colors and patterns, or cluster artworks in different sizes in groups around the room.
- This is an opportunity to have a big, beautiful, “look at me” rug. Ideally, the rug should be the anchor to the furniture.
- Custom woodwork is a great way to define zones in large open-plan spaces.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Homes to Love.