7 ways to make large spaces feel cosy for autumn

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

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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

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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

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

 Fill your walls

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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

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

 Green fingers

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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.