7 ways to make large spaces feel cosy for autumn

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  • You can make even the grandest of rooms feel homely

    A big, cavernous space can feel just as oppressive as a small, cramped one. Here’s how to make large spaces feel cosy in time for autumn.

    Find your focal point

    For large, open-plan rooms, start by deciding where the focal point will be. Once you’ve found it, you can build up seating areas and zones around this.

    Go dark

    Dark colours are perfect for making larger spaces feel more manageable. Clever lighting and use of texture will help to create a cosy space.

    It’s all about proportion

    Big open spaces call for large sofas and oversized pieces, such as vases, to fill them up.

    Fill your walls

    Empty wall space can make a room feel cold and sterile. Hang colourful artwork and mirrors to bring life and warmth to walls.

    Don’t be too formal

    Be bold and bring colour and texture into large spaces with vibrant fabrics, rugs and upholstered chairs.

    Green fingers

    Strategically placed potted plants will fill the vertical height in a room or those lonely corners.

    Warm up
    Accents of wood, whether it’s stools or tables, will make large open-plan kitchens feel warm and cosy.

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