How to Decorate Large Rooms

When designing the interior decoration of a larger space, it is important for the room to feel cozy, while maintaining the flow of openness. Here are some tips on making a large room have the perfect balance!

 

Large Room, Large Furniture

Depending on the shape of the room, or where windows are placed, you may easily divide up areas of a larger room with and L-shaped sectional. In addition, you may even compliment your sectional or sofa with an oversized ottoman.

Oversized Ottomans
Oversized Ottomans
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Dividing with Sectionals
Dividing with Sectionals
Photograph Courtesy of El Mueble
Sectionals and Earthy Centerpieces
Sectionals and Earthy Centerpieces
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Moon-shaped Sectional
Moon-shaped Sectional
Photograph Courtesy of Houzz

 

Area Rugs

The perfect way to create environments for lounging in a larger room are to align your furniture atop an area rug. Use the rug to define the borders of a particular zone for sitting or laying.

Coastal Blues
Coastal Blues
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Area Rugs and House Plants
Area Rugs and House Plants
Photograph Courtesy of My Domaine
Chaise and Area Rugs
Chaise and Area Rugs
Photograph Courtesy of Houzz
Creating Spaces
Creating Spaces
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Making a Large Room Cozy
Making a Large Room Cozy
Photograph Courtesy of Pinterest
Cairo Rug by Bunglo
Cairo Rug by Bunglo
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Day Beds

Placing a day bed or chaise lounge chair in the center of a large room can be the perfect divider between different areas. If your living room and dining room are conencted in the same large space, separate them with the bold placement of a larger piece of furniture.

Hanging Day Bed
Hanging Day Bed
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Day Bed to Divide
Day Bed to Divide
Photograph Courtesy of Little Green Notebook
Twin Chaises
Twin Chaises
Photograph Courtesy of Home Adore
Ottomans, Area Rugs, and Day Beds
Ottomans, Area Rugs, and Day Beds
Photograph Courtesy of The Makerista

 

Japanese Screens

A wooden or paper Japanese screen can be used for shade, privacy, or be a means to section off different areas within a larger space. Create a reading nook, or separate your dining area from the main living space by placing a screen between the two environments.

Privacy Screens
Privacy Screens
Photograph Courtesy of The Makerista
Delicate Divider
Delicate Divider
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Vintage Screens
Vintage Screens
Photograph Courtesy of Pinterest
Modern Screens
Modern Screens
Photograph Courtesy of Pinterest

 

Accent Walls

If you’d like to tone down the openness of a large room, or simply give it a little warmth and character, try adding an accent wall showcasing your favorite pigment. Use a color that is calming and comforting, but makes a statement nonetheless.

Deep Accents
Deep Accents
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Floral Accents
Floral Accents
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Teal Accents
Teal Accents
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Marble Accents
Marble Accents
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Incorporate Tall House Plants

A perfect way to fill a large room with warm, earthy energy is to place taller house plants along the edges of your furniture, in corners, or on side tables. Try a potted ficus tree, a majesty palm, or Madagascar palm to fill out your environment with forest vibes.

Exotic Elements
Exotic Accent
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Earth Tones
Earth Tones
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Jungle Entryway
Jungle Entryway
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