Though it is always nice to have a large room, when it comes to decorating it, you can end up in a nightmare. Not only do you need to avoid extremes – too empty or too busy – but the look you go for also depends on your tastes, and some looks may be more difficult to achieve than others. You may want something that makes you feel cosy or you instead may want to make the room look even bigger and more elegant and classy. In any case, all the elements you introduce to the room will influence the atmosphere and therefore you need to ensure they help you in getting the look you want.
Colours have a big impact in the room – from the illusion of size to the atmosphere they create, colour proves to be a key factor in the look of the room. Brighter colours tends to make the room look larger so if you are looking for an intimidating sophistication, try white for example. If you still want to stay in bright colours but want to bring a somewhat homely atmosphere, then go for colours such as beige, yellow or cream. Darker colours can decrease the size of the room, and while they are not recommended in small rooms, they are perfect if you are trying to make your large room a bit more cosy and warm. Combine these colours with bolder colourful tones like bright green for a small yet not too dark look. Alternatively, you can incorporate a hint of white for example that can balance out a room and make it appear small, but not cramped.
Patterns are also quite important and they need to be chosen correctly otherwise they could totally ruin the look of your place. Patterns like herringbone or chevron can help accentuate some features within a room, and they also improve elegance and make a room look more luxurious without being arrogant about it. Herringbone has become popular in middle class homes, and helps attract attention and emphasises the size of large rooms – perfect for those who are house proud and wish to show off what they have. On top of these floors, we would recommend plain rugs, as you do not want to make the floor appear too crowded and overwhelming. On the other hand, patterned rugs – preferably on plain flooring – make a room look smaller and much more welcoming and cosy.
Whether you are trying to make the room look smaller or larger, you should always go for large rugs in large rooms. Before choosing the rug, take measurements of the room since the rug needs to be proportional. This will also make you consider where you need to place the rest of the furniture. Proportion and placement is key to a large rugs success, so consider marking out a space with masking tape to experiment with different ideas and see how they would look.
As you can see, it is not really difficult to decorate a large room, just follow your personal choice and keep in mind a few aspects that will influence in the look of the room and voilà!