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Upsizing? Here are 6 Design Tips To Decorating a Large Room

December 24, 2019
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While a small footage home can be tricky to furnish due to its limited space, bigger homes present their own set of challenges as well. A big room can be wonderful for entertaining a big group of guests, but not as cosy or even functional for day to day living.

Seremban 2 by PINS Studio

Interior Firm: PINS Studio

If you’re facing this design dilemma in your own home, take our interior design tips below to make your room feel balanced and comfortable despite its huge floor plan.

1. Strategically place indoor tall potted plants

If you live in a home with tall ceilings, fill vertical height in your rooms with potted trees. As long as your space gets enough light to support the plant’s needs, you really can’t go wrong with adding a massive houseplant at home.

Temasya Glenmarie, Subang by Klaasmen Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Klaasmen Sdn. Bhd.

Mutiara Damansara Bungalow by Hoe & Yin Design Studio

2. Create a second seating or reading area

If you have an extra open space, consider turning it into a second seating or reading area. If you put as much effort in this area as you do on your main seating area, it may become your new favourite hangout spot. You can create a mini library by installing floor-to-ceiling shelves and add bean bags to create a more laid-back environment into the space.

Scenaria Super Link by IQI Concept Interior Design & Renovation
Bungalow Elitis Danau, Sungai Buloh by Red Land Design

Interior Firm: Red Land Design

3. Fill a large space with an L-shaped sofa

Furniture that is too small for a home with a big floor plan will make the room feel empty and out of proportion. Hence you will likely need to upsize your furniture too. It may mean choosing a four-seater sofa instead of a three-seater or a great big L-shaped sofa to accommodate the large empty space. This piece of furniture not only screams comfort but it is also great in separating the living and the dining area.

Zenia Desa ParkCity, KL by PINS Studio

Interior Firm: PINS Studio

Pavilion Hilltop, Mont Kiara by Box Design Studio Sdn Bhd

4. Round out a big bedroom space with benches or daybed

Do you have an extra-large bedroom that looks awkward and empty no matter how you layout your furniture? Instead of having unused floor space, try making full use of the space by adding a bench, daybed, or small sofa at the foot of your bed to give the room layers and add functionality. This will bring back the cosiness in no time!

Viluxe Villa, Pulau Pinang by SQFT Space Design Management
Twentyfive.7 Premio, Kota Kemuning by ZI Atelier Sdn Bhd

Interior Firm: ZI Atelier Sdn Bhd

5. Be grand with your windows

Yes, your windows should be large enough to be balanced the scale of your walls and the height of your ceiling, that’s a given. But also think about hanging grand, heavy curtains that puddle on the floor for an opulent hotel-like look.

Puchong by Rosamund Sparks

Interior Firm: Rosamund Sparks

Kingsville Show Unit by Sachi Interiors

Interior Firm: Sachi Interiors

6. Use dark colours

When you can afford a bigger home, don’t be afraid to incorporate dark colours into your home. They are great for making larger spaces feel more manageable.

Tijani 2, Bukit Tunku by Dot Works

Interior Firm: Dot Works

63 Residence, Sungai Pelek by Lequen Construction And Renovation Group

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