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Planning Your Furniture Scale & Layout

Planning Your Furniture Scale & Layout

Designing Large Spaces

Designing Large Spaces

DESIGNING LARGE SPACES

Sounds like a dream, right? It can be! But designing a room that is large can also point to larger problems if you don’t know what to do with it all. When dealing with a huge space, one of the biggest challenges is how to “fill” it without feeling like a junkyard. The key here is to not just fill the space with anything you can get your hands on. Instead, you’ll need to be thoughtful and intentional about how you’re arranging everything. Trust us, a poorly designed large space can feel just as bad as a poorly designed smaller space!

DESIGNING LARGE SPACES

Sounds like a dream, right? It can be! But designing a room that is large can also point to larger problems if you don’t know what to do with it all. When dealing with a huge space, one of the biggest challenges is how to “fill” it without feeling like a junkyard. The key here is to not just fill the space with anything you can get your hands on. Instead, you’ll need to be thoughtful and intentional about how you’re arranging everything. Trust us, a poorly designed large space can feel just as bad as a poorly designed smaller space!

Sounds like a dream, right? It can be! But designing a room that is large can also point to larger problems if you don’t know what to do with it all. When dealing with a huge space, one of the biggest challenges is how to “fill” it without feeling like a junkyard. The key here is to not just fill the space with anything you can get your hands on. Instead, you’ll need to be thoughtful and intentional about how you’re arranging everything. Trust us, a poorly designed large space can feel just as bad as a poorly designed smaller space!

DESIGNING LARGE SPACES

Sounds like a dream, right? It can be! But designing a room that is large can also point to larger problems if you don’t know what to do with it all. When dealing with a huge space, one of the biggest challenges is how to “fill” it without feeling like a junkyard. The key here is to not just fill the space with anything you can get your hands on. Instead, you’ll need to be thoughtful and intentional about how you’re arranging everything. Trust us, a poorly designed large space can feel just as bad as a poorly designed smaller space!

DESIGNING LARGE SPACES

DESIGNING LARGE SPACES

Sounds like a dream, right? It can be! But designing a room that is large can also point to larger problems if you don’t know what to do with it all. When dealing with a huge space, one of the biggest challenges is how to “fill” it without feeling like a junkyard. The key here is to not just fill the space with anything you can get your hands on. Instead, you’ll need to be thoughtful and intentional about how you’re arranging everything. Trust us, a poorly designed large space can feel just as bad as a poorly designed smaller space!

DESIGNING LARGE SPACES

Sounds like a dream, right? It can be! But designing a room that is large can also point to larger problems if you don’t know what to do with it all. When dealing with a huge space, one of the biggest challenges is how to “fill” it without feeling like a junkyard. The key here is to not just fill the space with anything you can get your hands on. Instead, you’ll need to be thoughtful and intentional about how you’re arranging everything. Trust us, a poorly designed large space can feel just as bad as a poorly designed smaller space!

📣 When designing a large space, everything comes down to color, pattern, furniture, and decor. See for yourself in the interiors below.
📣 When designing a large space, everything comes down to color, pattern, furniture, and decor. See for yourself in the interiors below.
Source: Julie Froelich
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Source: Billy Jo Catbagan
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Source: Julie Froelich
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Here are some *big* tips to consider when designing *even bigger* spaces:

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Not to be a know-it-all stating the obvious, but in a large space, buy proportionally large furniture! It’s the most effective way to “fill” the space without adding a bunch of clutter.

Even better: Create spaces or zones with a single function so that you’re not sourcing both big *and* multifunctional pieces.

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Too much color can be overwhelming, so it’s best to plan your color scheme out before you get started. Choose a combination of bright and neutral colors to balance out your space, or choose warmer, dark colors for a cozy cavernous feel.

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Patterns make a room feel more interesting. Go bold with larger scale patterns, or start small with something like a checkered pillow or animal print rug.

P.S. If you need a refresher on patterns, check out this course.

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In an extra large space, pushing furniture against the wall might make the room feel... well, extra awkward. The last thing you want is for guests to feel distant from one another, especially in a living room. Leave space between the furniture and the wall to give things room to breathe and create a more welcoming setting.

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You know what they say: Things look better in odd groupings, especially in threes! If you have a big blank wall, try placing three pieces of artwork centered above your furniture. The same rule applies to styling coffee tables (or anything else that may be smaller).

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CREATING THE PERFECT FLOW IN A ROOM

You know when you walk into a space, and everything feels just right? That’s what we’re trying to achieve here! Read through these considerations to keep in mind, and you’ll be on your way to creating nice room flows in no time.

  • When creating the furniture plan for a space, start with the biggest piece of furniture (the couch, the bed, etc.) and then plan around it. That furniture piece will be the functional focal point of the space, and the energy of the room should circulate around it. 
  • In multi-functional spaces, try to keep roughly 3 feet around furniture “groupings” to allow people to move freely and easily between the functions of the space.
  • In addition to leaving space around furniture groupings, make sure to also leave space around each piece of furniture, so people can move freely using many different routes. 

Bonus: Test this out in your own space and see what your friends or family members think. It might just be the extra boost of confidence you needed!

CREATING THE PERFECT FLOW IN A ROOM

You know when you walk into a space, and everything feels just right? That’s what we’re trying to achieve here! Read through these considerations to keep in mind, and you’ll be on your way to creating nice room flows in no time.

  • When creating the furniture plan for a space, start with the biggest piece of furniture (the couch, the bed, etc.) and then plan around it. That furniture piece will be the functional focal point of the space, and the energy of the room should circulate around it. 
  • In multi-functional spaces, try to keep roughly 3 feet around furniture “groupings” to allow people to move freely and easily between the functions of the space.
  • In addition to leaving space around furniture groupings, make sure to also leave space around each piece of furniture, so people can move freely using many different routes. 

Bonus: Test this out in your own space and see what your friends or family members think. It might just be the extra boost of confidence you needed!

You know when you walk into a space, and everything feels just right? That’s what we’re trying to achieve here! Read through these considerations to keep in mind, and you’ll be on your way to creating nice room flows in no time.

  • When creating the furniture plan for a space, start with the biggest piece of furniture (the couch, the bed, etc.) and then plan around it. That furniture piece will be the functional focal point of the space, and the energy of the room should circulate around it. 
  • In multi-functional spaces, try to keep roughly 3 feet around furniture “groupings” to allow people to move freely and easily between the functions of the space.
  • In addition to leaving space around furniture groupings, make sure to also leave space around each piece of furniture, so people can move freely using many different routes. 

Bonus: Test this out in your own space and see what your friends or family members think. It might just be the extra boost of confidence you needed!

CREATING THE PERFECT FLOW IN A ROOM

You know when you walk into a space, and everything feels just right? That’s what we’re trying to achieve here! Read through these considerations to keep in mind, and you’ll be on your way to creating nice room flows in no time.

  • When creating the furniture plan for a space, start with the biggest piece of furniture (the couch, the bed, etc.) and then plan around it. That furniture piece will be the functional focal point of the space, and the energy of the room should circulate around it. 
  • In multi-functional spaces, try to keep roughly 3 feet around furniture “groupings” to allow people to move freely and easily between the functions of the space.
  • In addition to leaving space around furniture groupings, make sure to also leave space around each piece of furniture, so people can move freely using many different routes. 

Bonus: Test this out in your own space and see what your friends or family members think. It might just be the extra boost of confidence you needed!

CREATING THE PERFECT FLOW IN A ROOM

CREATING THE PERFECT FLOW IN A ROOM

You know when you walk into a space, and everything feels just right? That’s what we’re trying to achieve here! Read through these considerations to keep in mind, and you’ll be on your way to creating nice room flows in no time.

  • When creating the furniture plan for a space, start with the biggest piece of furniture (the couch, the bed, etc.) and then plan around it. That furniture piece will be the functional focal point of the space, and the energy of the room should circulate around it. 
  • In multi-functional spaces, try to keep roughly 3 feet around furniture “groupings” to allow people to move freely and easily between the functions of the space.
  • In addition to leaving space around furniture groupings, make sure to also leave space around each piece of furniture, so people can move freely using many different routes. 

Bonus: Test this out in your own space and see what your friends or family members think. It might just be the extra boost of confidence you needed!

CREATING THE PERFECT FLOW IN A ROOM

You know when you walk into a space, and everything feels just right? That’s what we’re trying to achieve here! Read through these considerations to keep in mind, and you’ll be on your way to creating nice room flows in no time.

  • When creating the furniture plan for a space, start with the biggest piece of furniture (the couch, the bed, etc.) and then plan around it. That furniture piece will be the functional focal point of the space, and the energy of the room should circulate around it. 
  • In multi-functional spaces, try to keep roughly 3 feet around furniture “groupings” to allow people to move freely and easily between the functions of the space.
  • In addition to leaving space around furniture groupings, make sure to also leave space around each piece of furniture, so people can move freely using many different routes. 

Bonus: Test this out in your own space and see what your friends or family members think. It might just be the extra boost of confidence you needed!

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