Some of the homes we take care of at Riverside Cleaning Services are quite large. No one wants rooms crowded with too much furniture, but it’s important our homes feel warm and welcoming when we entertain guests. Before you do anything, think about how you will use this space. It can be lovely to have plenty of room for large parties, but what about those times when it’s just a few special friends and family? If the room has very high ceilings, then a warm colored area rug can be just the thing to ground the room.
Often times the walls are a stark white and the furnishings are very neutral. Without a warm color on the walls, the rooms can feel cold. Another mistake people make is to line all the furniture up against the walls. In a nice cozy room, that is a great idea, but in a large room, the couches can be so far apart that people can’t hold a conversation. Instead, group two couches to get more towards he center of the room, with a large, upholstered ottoman in the middle.
Then make a separate seating area against the walls using consoles tables and chairs. A large painting or a series of smaller ones hung in a group can draw the eye in. The two chairs flanking the console table offer guests another place to sit, or they can be drawn up around the ottoman for more seating when you have a larger group.