When confronted with a large room, especially a large empty room, many homeowners feel overwhelmed. But decorating a large room can be fun since a large room isn’t near as limited as a small room is in regards to furnishings and color palettes.
You may be wondering what to do with your extra living room space or perhaps you’ve filled the space quite well but you’re looking to create a cozier atmosphere. Today, we focus on large living rooms and, specifically, large living room layout ideas to make the most of your capacious lounge (lucky you!).
Whether you live in a loft, have a living room with extremely high ceilings or simply have a lot of space to fill, these ideas can help you make your room feel balanced and comfortable.
Identify several possible functional areas within the room, such as a conversation zone (or two or three!), a media zone, an area for a writing desk, a console or a game table, a dining area or perhaps a reading area.
ANCHOR THE ROOM
Great rooms or large living areas can end up feeling cluttered if you put too many small pieces in the room without at a couple of anchoring pieces. Built in bookcases definitely could help.
USE LIVING ROOM DIVIDERS
Room dividers, in all of their forms, have the ability to visually break up a space making them a great feature to use when decorating a large living room.
USE COLORS OR PATTERNS
Color and pattern can be used to break up big expanses of walls in a great room or cut the size of a tall wall down to a more comfortable height. Add wainscoting with varying shades of neutrals or colors painted above and below the molding.
SPLIT LEVEL LIVING ROOM
As with a shelving unit, there are some elements which can be included as integral parts of your space. Split levels really help visually and physically break up a space.
DOUBLE COFFEE TABLES
Designers often have to come up with ingenious solutions for their projects with extra-generous square footage. One favorite way to deal with large living rooms is displaying matching double coffee tables.
The most obvious solution to for decorating a large living room is to source a large sofa or an oversized sectional.
BOLD IS BEST
Art work and accessories in a big room should be bigger and bolder. If you have framed prints or photos for your wall, go with a larger size.
Repeating fabric patterns or colors on chairs or throw pillows will help carry your eye around the room and feel visually more pleasing.
No matter what size of a room you have, lighting can make a difference in how the room feels. One or two statement pendants and additional recess lighting can help for sure.
While small living rooms have their own challenges due to their limited space, bigger living areas present their own set of issues. Bigger than average rooms can be wonderful for entertaining, but not as cozy or even functional for day to day living.
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