If you’re wondering how to decorate a large living room, our best advice is to take advantage! If you have a large space, fill it with furniture and decor that will both complement the aesthetic and provide comfort.
An area rug is a great place to start when decorating your large living room. Not only will it make the space feel more cozy and inviting, it will also help to tie all the other elements together. Additionally, if you have an open floor plan, a living room rug works to help define the space.
Decorating a large living room can be an intimidating design project to tackle. Luckily, we’ve got six tips to help inspire your next pursuit.
1. Prioritize comfort
Just because you have a large space doesn’t mean you can’t make it feel comfortable and intimate. Take this large living room for instance. There are two white couches sitting across from one another, giving the room a cozy appeal while providing efficient seating for entertainment. Helping tie them together and add visual interest to the neutral room is a large living room rug featuring an intricate geometric design. To make it feel even homier, the gallery wall delivers a burst of personality while staying within the color palette.
2. Mix warm and cool tones
Sometimes cool tones alone can give off a cold feel in such a large space. Mixing in warm touches, like the tan chairs, mustard throw, and woven basket seen in this large living room, add a bit of softness and comfort. To tie it all together, the cream and grey Persian rug seamlessly blends into the room’s multi-tonal color palette for a finish that’s equal parts inviting and stylish.
3. Place a bold rug
A large living room can handle bold style the way smaller ones can’t. Take this space, for example. The colorful geometric Jonathan Adler x Ruggable rug makes a serious statement that really works. Combined with the eclectic collection of furniture, coral painted ceiling, vintage chandelier, and abstract art, you’ve got an absolutely eye-catching space that could risk looking cluttered in a living room with less square feet.
4. Opt for large, functional furniture
When it comes to large living room layout ideas, there’s no quicker, easier way to give a space purpose than by inserting a sectional. The pink sofa seen here provides a comfortable seat for multiple people and makes the most of the room. Add an ultra-cozy plush rug to the mix and you’ve got a space that’s relaxed and inviting, despite the size.
5. Paint the walls a dark color
Nothing adds a bit of depth and intimacy quite like a deep, dark wall color. This can be an intimidating choice, but if you have the space to do it, it totally pays off. If you want to bring a bit of vibrancy back into the space, a bookshelf wall filled with colorful books is a lovely way to do that. Meanwhile, the richly colored red Persian rug maintains an elevated sophistication that matches the impressive book collection and gold ornamental mirror.
6. Play with texture and tone
You can never go wrong with an all-neutral color palette, but it works especially well in a large living room that allows you space to play with texture and tone. The rustic chic decor in this space delivers soft, relaxing vibes that you’ll want to spend time around. The neutral tones in the large vintage Persian area rug complement the couch, chairs, and coffee table while adding depth to the space. Adding additional visual interest to the large room is the wall decor, which looks sleek and makes good use of the available wall space.