A large living room can appear cold and uninviting if it isn’t put together well. Shaynna Blaze shows how to create warmth and cosyness in cold spaces with 4 simple tricks:
With a few great colour choices and expert design tips from our resident interior designer, you'll be able to bring the warmth into your home.
- First you need to consider the floors. Vast expanses of space the living and bar area of this home make it feel cold & empty. Large rugs helped to divide and define the space and using soft rugs gave this house instant cosiness, and created interest and appeal .
- Place large-scale furniture in the centre of the room and follow the rugs lines to creates instant warmth. However, avoid lining sofas against the walls as they will just seem lost. Top tip: get the scale right! a big room needs big furniture.
- The other trick is to create a focal point, such as a fireplace to create intimacy and warmth. On tonight's episode, I played with the natural texture of wood and stone in order to give the house a cosy lodge feel.
- And get your lighting right! Fluros, or even a single pendant can make a space appear cold and uninviting. Top tip: For best results, use a mixture of overhead lighting and lamps, to create soft pools of light.. And for a finishing touch candles can ramp up the atmosphere in even the most uninviting room.
So a large room neednt feel like a cavernous hall! All you need is to break it up and treat it as a number of smaller spaces so ts easy to create a cosy intimate setting.
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