The colder months are well and truly upon us. That means we’ll be spending more time in our homes over the coming season. Therefore, it’s imperative that you create a positive atmosphere. This is especially true in the living room because it’s the core of your family home.
In a strange way, building a better living room space can feel more difficult when it’s larger. After all, cold evenings indoors are all about feeling cozy. Achieving those emotions can be hard in a bigger room. But a little creative thinking will see you reach those targets.
Follow these useful tips below, and you’ll be amazed by the stunning results.
Embrace The Space
With so much space on your hands, it can be tempting to fill it with lots of furniture and features. Don’t. There’s nothing worse than seeing a large room feel overcrowded.
On the other hand, you don’t want the room to feel bare. One of my favorite tips is to invest in a quality rug. This gives your eyes something different to see. Moreover, it helps create the homely vibe without putting unnecessary items in the living room. Just remember to keep a space for the Xmas decorations!
Another great option is to buy one or two houseplants. As well as the aesthetic pleasures, they can make the air fresher too. This can be particularly useful at this time of year.
Think About The Heat
One of the main downfalls of a large living room area is that it can often feel cold. If you can overcome this issue, then you’re onto a winner.
Double-glazed windows will help. But it’s probably a little too late to worry about that if you haven’t already made that upgrade. Not to fear, thicker curtains will reduce the amount of heat lost.
Arguably the most important factor is to keep the temperature just right. Dual motor ceiling fans are the perfect solution and will keep the entire room at an agreeable temperature.
It might seem like a very basic item to worry about. But getting the temperature situation tied down will make a vast difference throughout the cold months. Quite frankly, even smaller rooms can benefit from this tip.
A larger room boasts many advantages. But one of the disadvantages is that it can feel less homely. If you aren’t careful, it could start to gain the atmosphere of a communal space rather than a family living room.
As long as you celebrate your personality and character, you should be just fine. You’ve got the space, so why not do this with a family portrait canvas. This is a great way to add some style to the walls and generates a far more homely vibe.
Meanwhile, smaller items and ornaments that celebrate your family past are always a great idea. It isn’t a complicated concept. Make the room feel like yours, and it will provide the desired effect.