How to Style Large and Small Spaces

For styling a room the exact proportion plays a significant role. If its too large it feels really unwelcoming; whereas if its too small and it appears crowded and messy. We are here to give you the expert interior design tips that significantly balance the challenge of differently sized spaces.


It’s a human nature that you need to feel comfortable in a space around your ambiance, whether that is large or small comfort level is loosely associated to the proportion of room being designed and decorated. Successful interior design uses furniture and surfaces to balance the challenge of differently sized spaces and make them relatable.

Interior design expert Wing Chang, fills us in on the secret to styling large and small spaces.


Large spaces

The secret click: It so simple, yet many people get this wrong. As a matter of fact large space requires sizeable furniture and plenty of it. Don’t be afraid to fill a room with furniture; don’t make the room messy and the last thing you want is a sprawling space that looks like an airport lounge. Furniture doesn’t always have to be about function, fashion, and décor, sometimes it can provide an ornamental display in itself. While you’re at it, bring a few pieces in from the walls to make your room feel cozier.

Furniture: In a spacious living room, a large, modular sofa works splendidly well and do really a coffee table, a sofa table, even a pair of side tables, some beautiful scenery accompany a versatile option. Opt for strong silhouettes, for example large armchairs, or wide bedside tables and a standout headboard in the bedroom, or two island benches instead of one in the kitchen. A generous space allows you to introduce extra pieces of furniture such as étagères, consoles, sideboards and ottomans, and to create separate ‘breakout areas’ like a reading nook or desk space.

Walls and ceiling: Picture rails and pendant lights along with fresh flowers hangings can help bring a high ceiling closer, while timber paneling or panels of wallpaper can break up an expanse of white wall.

Darker paint or wallpaper choices can create a more intimate space, but make sure you have enough natural light to carry this look because sunlight gives you the very fresh effect. Here is also a great chance to display large artworks or a cluster of smaller ones, or to install bookshelves and fill with eye-catching displays.


Small spaces

The secret: Working with a small space is not about reducing the pieces but you still need those elements that make up a livable interior, such as a sofa, tables, rug and lights, portraits, hangings . What’s key here is reducing the scale so that pieces take up less space but bring just as much comfort and character.

Furniture: Look for low, narrow sofas and chairs with smaller arms add on some carpets m rugs but as per the room dimensions. Raise your furniture on legs to visually open the space further, this technique works with sofas as well as kitchen benches. Consider two side tables instead of a coffee table, and opt for round instead of square, as this shape seems to take up less room and makes the room look wider and wiser.

Walls and ceiling: Use unobtrusive down lights, and try removing cornices to create a seamless transition between walls and ceiling. Think about other optical tricks, like adding delicate lights , floral buds vase hangings can you conceal your cabinets so they look like part of the wall; can you use mirrors to suggest more space? Don’t rule out wallpaper by using subtle patterns will add detail and interest, but even a bold, striped diagonal can elongate the look of a wall.


Large or small, there’s a way to work your styling so you end up with a space that’s just right.

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