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4 Styling Tips for Big Spaces

Add warmth and personality to your space

Photography: Marc Jao

When you step inside the large living area or bedroom, what comes to your mind? How does it feel? Some might say it's too bare and that it lacks a "lived in" feel. While a big space gives you a bigger "playground" in terms of furnishing and decorating, it can be a bit tricky to style like small spaces too! You might splurge on furniture and end up filling the space with unnecessary items.

Don't be left out in the dark! There are quick and easy ways that can help you transform your space. Interior designer Peaches de Guzman-Grey shares a few insights that may just help you add a bit more warmth to a large room:

Think of proportion

When it comes to big bedrooms, you can never go wrong with big beds. “A king size bed will look more proportionate in a large room than a single size bed. Furniture must be proportionate to the size of the [room],” says Peaches.

As with any other room, you need to plan the layout of the furniture as well. When it comes to big living rooms, consider placing sofas across each other with a coffee table in the middle. To make use of the floor area, you may also add a rug and some floor pillows. 

Add function

If small spaces allow you to divide the entire home into functional nooks, you can just think about the possibilities of having a larger room to work with. Just think about the corners that you can transform and maximize! A living area can be subdivided into a reading nook, a study corner, and even and entertaining spot!

If you're working on your bedroom, you can dedicate a space for primping, closets, and even a tiny home office!

Add more storage options

“We acquire many things every day that's why we must never run out of storage space,” shares Peaches. You now have the freedom to plan your storage solutions properly! Consider adding built-in niches or wall-mounted shelves where you can store essentials and decor. Given the space, you might be able to accommodate a vanity and a new cabinet as well!

Play with patterns

Make a room more interesting by adding two or more patterns. When choosing pattern styles, opt for those that can work well with the color palette of your space to avoid a cluttered and cramped look.

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