Owning a large living room is a dream of many! Imagine all the extra space to hang out, the grand living room that greets all your friends and family, and the beautiful lounge area where you could host your guests. But how do we not over-decorate the area or leave it sparse with too much empty space inviting echo?
Well, to those wanting to give your space a change with a designer’s flair, here is how you could turn your spacious living room into an artistic focal point of your home!
Plan your layout
When refurbishing or decorating your spacious living room, study the layouts of your space. Avoid congesting the area with large bulky furniture. Try dividing your space into multiple versatile sections with a game area, a reading corner, a dining space and a tv zone.
For example, a little writing desk or comfortable lounging area next to a window that looks out onto a garden or patio would be perfect.
Bring in dividers
Room dividers are the most budget-friendly way to visually break up a space, making them an excellent feature to include when decorating a huge living room. For flexibility, you could also do rugs, different flooring designs, furniture arrangements and wallpaper to help create visually intimate sections inside the bigger room.
For those wanting more permanent dividers, you could opt for ceiling beams, half walls, or even pillars.
Add a grand centrepiece
The space may look cluttered if you place too many little pieces in a large room or living space without a few anchoring elements. To bring attention to an immersively spacious living room, consider adding a large centrepiece to create a minimalist yet grand ambience.
For example, you could adorn the place with a unique work of art, a piano, or even a stately chandelier. If your room doesn’t have one, create one with a large canvas or mirror, a statement wall or wall panelling. However, remember to leave adequate space around the focal piece. Always keep in mind not to over-decorate the room.
Paint your room wisely
Colours always play a vital role in changing the look and feel of a room. Soft monotone or neutral hues exhibit a calm, zen-like ambience in a cavernous room. If you want the room to feel more intimate and small, go for darker shades.
You can use this method on your walls to give the impression that the space is more enclosed, on your ceiling to create the illusion of a lower ceiling, or even on your floors. Alternatively, you can keep the room neutral and use darker colours for your furniture and accessories to give them a better aesthetic value and a more significant appearance.
Give your room some texture
To break up large wall expanses in a living area or to make it look more cosy and comfortable, add some texture to liven up the mood of your room. Wainscoting elevates its overall appearance and adds an elegant finish to any space.
Another way to add texture is by decorating your plain ceiling with ceiling mouldings. Although they might not seem like much, these architectural design features can transform an ordinary room into one that is lavish and welcoming for you and your guests.
In a nutshell, the living room holds the most valuable place in a home because it is the space where you host family and friends, forming and cherishing relationships. It is where your family often spends most of their time together.
Whether large or small, your living room should be designed with elements reflecting you and your family to give it a personal touch.
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