The rooms in our home need to be cozy. They need to be places we want to spend time in, and bed down to relax and have fun in – the bedroom is certainly the one place you’ll want to outfit with all the right furnishings! You’ve spent time in the garden, to make sure it’s your own slice of paradise, but what can you do about the inside? There’s a lot of wasted space going around, after all.
Well, now’s the time to focus on how you can fill that space, without taking anything away. Most of all, you need to make the space a lot more comfortable than it was before.
So, to try and ensure there’s plenty of comfortable notions under your belt, here’s just a few tips for ensuring there’s no negative space in your home. If you look around and feel things are a bit bare, feel free to read on!
Watch Where You Put Your Plants
Greenery in the home is always welcome, but when you’ve got a lot of space to work with, you need to be careful about overloading the space and turning it into a jungle. Instead, focus on the corners of the room, and the sides of the furniture you’ve already got. These can easily be spruced up with a potted plant or two, as long as you know which plants work best together (and in the indoors!).
Maximise Your Sofa
A sofa is a pretty big part of the living room, or the family room, and that means it’s definitely something to use as a focal part. If you’ve got a sparse space on your hands, adding a chair to it will offset the negative space quite a lot – but if you’ve already got a sofa in place, feel free to add in another.
One of the best ways to do this is by adding an L shaped section to the end of your current seater. It creates an intersection in the room, leaving little to the imagination; if you’re looking to split up a room into two separate parts, this will be one of the cheaper ways to go about renovating!
Put a Rug on the Floor
Rugs are great for improving the aesthetic value of a room, and there’s always a comfy element to them. Don’t worry, they’re usually quite cheap to lay down, so feel free to go absolutely mad when you’re buying rugs online!
Make sure you match them to the rest of the room; a darker, browner, or neutral toned room would look amazing with white, fluffy carpet on the floor. A lighter and brighter room, in tones of green or yellow, would look great with a simple patterned rug to offset the colours a little.
Your rooms don’t have to feel sparse – there’s a lot you can add, without taking up necessary space. Even a storage unit, instead of a coffee table, will work wonders for your perception of the space you live in.