After touching on small space living last post, we wanted to take it to the other end of the spectrum today by exploring large spaces. Invariably finding yourself wishing you had more space might not be the straightforward solution you thought. Large spaces can appear cavernous and ‘echoey’ if not furnished correctly.
Furniture needs to be scaled appropriately and volumes of space addressed. Vertical and horizontal, footprints and heights as well as the usual culprits—colour, texture and balance.
Pendants can anchor ceilings, rugs define zones in a large open room and level changes can also give a sense of change even though you are still in the same room.
It is fun to play with the idea of compression and release in big spaces too. Making you walk through a narrow hallway or walk under a low ceiling before opening out into a large room. You get that sense of opening and unfolding. In a similar way to revealing a view or accent piece, large spaces allow you to play with the experience and journey through your home.