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How to style a spacious lounge

DesignHomesInteriors|21 October 2020
There’s plenty of advice out there for styling your small spaces and making them work for you but what about styling a large area with lots of space? It’s not always the easiest of the two, sometimes you can find yourself wondering where to start, how to position your furniture and striking that balance between not enough furniture that it makes the room look empty and to much furniture leaving the room look cluttered and claustrophobic. Here are our top tips on styling a spacious lounge. 
How to style a spacious lounge


Zoning

Designating zones to your large living space will help you get the most out of the room. The larger the room, the more functional it can be. Think about what you want to get out of the room, somewhere to chill and watch TV or somewhere to chat to friends and family? Create clear zones using rugs, armchairs and coffee tables and split the room up into areas. 

Anchor the room 

Large living areas can start to look cluttered if there are too many small pieces of furniture in there. Anchoring large pieces of furniture to the room offers structure and allows you to then add smaller pieces for accessory. For example, a large sofa, coffee table or sideboard/book cases would act as your anchoring pieces and the rest of your furniture would work around them. 
 

Lighting

No matter what size of a room you have, lighting can make a difference in how the room feels. Fortunately, with a large room there are often more windows, so during the day lighting isn’t as much of a concern. However, during the winter months, a large space with little to no lighting can leave the room feeling cold and unwelcoming. As well as your main ceiling light, think about floor lamps, lights for your sideboard or coffee table and consider candles that could be dotted around the room. 

Double up 

Finding pieces are furniture that are big enough to fill the space can be tricky. Doubling up on your sideboard, coffee table or arm chair and buying two of them can mean you’re more likely to fill the space and you’re not having to worry about making sure your furniture matches. You can add different accessories and accents to them so they don’t look totally uniformed but it helps take the stress out of styling your large lounge area. 

Add layers 

It’s hard trying to make large spaces feel cosy. But adding layers can help with this massively and turn a cold, unwelcome space into somewhere quite inviting. Adding throws and cushions to your sofa’s and armchairs will make them look extra cosy, as well as additional baskets full of blankets that are available for people t just reach for. Think about where you can add texture elsewhere too, this adds depth and gives the room a much cosier feel overall. Consider your light shades and candles etc. 
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