There are many advantages to having larger rooms. They give you more space, you’ll have more options when it comes to décor, furniture, and storage, and large rooms can feel lighter, airier, and less musty and cluttered. On the other hand, however, it can be harder to make a large room feel cozy and comfortable. This can be more obvious in a large lounge.
When your lounge is small, it’s easy to feel warm and cozy, which is especially important in the winter when we want to curl up and keep warm after a long day out in the cold. It can be hard to recreate that easy comfort in a much bigger space, but it’s certainly not impossible. Here are some tips to help you achieve it.
Invest in the Right Furniture
The right furniture is important no matter how big your room is. But the right pieces for a smaller room can look dwarfed and out of place in a bigger space, just like oversized couches and coffee tables would crowd a small room.
Take your time to browse a living room furniture store looking for the right items to fit your room. You’ll have options if you have lots of space, and larger pieces in deeper colors and heavier textures can be ideal.
Add Extra Seating
In smaller rooms, we’re forced to stick to the seats that we need, instead of the things that we want. In a large room, adding extra seating, such as comfy armchairs, and occasional chairs can help you to create a warm, cozy space.
Increase Depth with Texture
Texture is one of the most effective ways to add depth to a large room, increasing comfort and warmth. Hang heavy curtains, add a chunky iconic rugs, and place blankets, throws, and cushions on any seating. Opt for deeper colors, such as plum and navy, and heavy materials like wool and velvet.
What you do with height might depend on the height of your room. If the rooms are very tall, you might want to keep everything low, to avoid drawing the eye towards the ceiling. If your large rooms are more standard in height, then adding tall houseplants, and wall mounted shelving can be a great way to fill the space.
If your rooms are very tall, painting them in two shades, keeping darker colors below eye level before swapping to a lighter shade for the top half of the room can keep the focus at lower levels and help you to create a warmer space.
If your room is very large, it can be nice to create zones. You might want an extra seating area, a reading nook, a casual dining space outside the dining room, and a social space for conversation and games around a table. Use furniture, like a daybed, a screen, and freestanding shelving to separate these zones and fill any dead space.
There’s no reason why a large lounge can’t be comfortable and cozy. You might just need to take a little more care with size, color, and positioning.