Published by Naomie Whitely, Feb 21, 2017
Designing and decorating a large living room turns out not as easy as it seems. Big rooms have their own challenges, and that’s what we will handling now. Whatever the architectural style of your home, have a big living room with high ceilings presents many opportunities, as well as insecurities. Here are experts’ tips to decorate your large living room and make it feel balanced, homey and cozy.
1) Decorate with some tall potted plants
Tall potted plants will fill the vertical height of your big living room and fill your bare corners that are unreachable by furniture. Make sure that your living area gets enough sunlight to support the plants’ life, those tall plants will surely make it looks balanced, hospitable, warm and homey.
2) Paint walls in two tones
While a tall potted plants draw eyes up to embellish high ceiling, you can create an opposite effect by painting upper and lower walls of the big living area in two different colors. Two paint colors in a large living room will bring a cozy and warm feeling, as the eyes drawn lower and the ceiling looks lower that it actually is. You can paint using a tape to create a line and paint the walls below it.
3) Use a large ottoman instead of a small coffee table
A large seating area will feel empty and cold with too much distance between the sofa and coffee table. Opting for a large ottoman will close the gap and add some softness as well as warmth in the large living room.
4) Fill the seating area with X-benches
To fill out a seating area in your big living space, add an X-bench or two in front of a fireplace to fill the empty space between the fireplace and a pair of armchairs. These gorgeous wood X-benches will also be a little seats or additional seat tables for your large company.
5) Use L-shaped sectional sofa for extra comfort
An L-shaped functional sofa will fill up the large living space with comfort and warmth! Your living room is big enough to accommodate a great big L-shaped sectional sofa. Add some pillows in various patterns to add some pops of color. The L-shaped sofa will also act as a room divider. You can also add an L-shaped sofa between two seating areas or dividing the living and dining spaces in an open-plan space.