Large living spaces are ideal for growing families in need of room to move. In Rawson’s Brindabella design, the combined kitchen, family and dining area is the epicentre of the home; it’s the space for bringing the family together at the beginning and end of each day as well as creating the perfect dwelling place when entertaining guests. Another great thing about large living spaces? All the more room for you to decorate! Use our clever design tips to turn your large living space into a cosy hub for the whole family.
1. Utilise those empty walls
A wonderful bonus of large living spaces is that there is ample room to display art on the walls. Think of it as your own personal gallery and decorate the walls with works you love, whether it be a piece by your favourite artist or cheerful paintings by your children. This will add warmth, colour and personality to your living space in an instant.
2. Light the way
While large living areas tend to be flooded with light during the day, come evening time all of that space can feel a little shadowy. Be creative when it comes to lighting, and in addition to ceiling lights look to candles and lamps to ensure that your living space glows bright at all times. This will create a warm and cosy feeling that will have the whole family flocking to the living room every night.
3. Plants plants plants!
Plants are a wonderful way to keep large living spaces from appearing empty. Not only do they add colour and vibrancy, but they are also a fantastic point of interest that will add a fun new dynamic to your room. From potted ferns to hanging varieties, native bouquets to bright floral centrepieces, the sky is the limit!
4. Cosy is key
Embrace rugs, throws, cushions and blankets to add interesting textures and cosiness to your large living space. Be creative and match the colours of your textiles with the art on the walls for a thematic look that will really bring the room together. Go bold with brights, subtle with pastels, or subdued with a clean Scandinavian palette – the choice is all yours!