When you have a large room, it’s imperative that you break it into smaller spaces to create coziness and inspire intimate conversation among guests or family members. However, it’s not difficult to overcompensate with too much furniture and create an off-putting, cluttered effect.
Use rugs and furniture to block off sections within a large room. A bookcase can divide a room into sections while still allowing light through. Set up a reading nook with a rug, a chair, and a bookcase.
Another option is a room with multiple seating areas, perfect if you entertain frequently. Each area sets a group of people up to share a conversation without having to yell.
Sectionals can help divide up a room. Placing the back of one side of the sofa to the rest of the room will signal the beginning of one small area. An area rug and coffee table will complete the section.
Dark walls are brilliant when it comes to making a huge room seem smaller and more conducive to small gatherings that last.
Just as a sectional or bookcase can create smaller spaces in a living room, an island in the kitchen can detract from the size of the room.