Make a Big, Empty Space Feel More Cozy

iStock_000015044998XSmallLarge rooms can be so difficult to decorate. After all, normal sized furniture in a big, cavernous room can look as if it is made for a dollhouse. Whether you have a great room at home or a large front office, you need to find ways to decorate that will make the space feel cozier. No one wants to feel lost in a big, empty space. It takes just a few changes to turn that big, empty space into something that feels warmer, cozier, and more inviting.

Choose Darker Paint

The wall coloring can have a big impact on how small or large a space feels. For small rooms, the rule has always been to use lighter colors, and it works in opposite for large rooms. If you need to make a room feel less cavernous, then choose darker, richer paint colors. Most definitely bypass white, eggshell, and any pastels, which will just make the room feel larger. Good paint color choices include:

  • Brown
  • Burgundy
  • Burnt orange
  • Dark blue
  • Toffee
  • Any earth tones

You may be surprised at how much cozier a room can feel just with a change to the wall color.

Consider an Indoor Water Fall

A water feature is definitely a nice addition to any room, especially in a room where you want to create a cozier feel. In especially large rooms, an indoor water fall or water wall will add a calming effect to the room. This is especially useful if you want to come home and unwind from a stressful day or if you want to create a calming atmosphere in a waiting room or office. Since you have a larger space, you can choose from large, dramatic water features. The indoor water fall will certainly create a cozier feeling.

Think about Oversized Furniture

Thankfully, more furniture designers are creating options made specifically for larger spaces. This oversized furniture will create the illusion that the large room is smaller than it is. Overstuffed sofas, chairs, and other seating along with larger tables and other details will work best for a large room. Make sure to avoid small items like very small knick knacks or d├ęcor features since they will seem even smaller in a large room and can look cluttered.

It does not take much to turn a large, cavernous room into something cozy and much more comfortable. With these little changes, you can make a big difference in your home or business location.

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