No matter how generous your home's square footage is, chances are, at some point it will seem like the walls are closing in on you. The reasons can be numerous but the result is the same - your room will appear smaller.
Furniture configuration is the first thing to consider, but colour palette, furnishings and other décor elements can really lift the impact in a small living zone. So today, here are 10 home designing tips that will make your home look more spacious.
1. Trick the senses
Just like pinstripe pants make your legs seem longer, a striped floor will make a room appear to go on for miles. Use an oversize mirror to enhance the effect. See-through furniture such as glass-topped tables will also give the impression.
2. Create unity.
It’s worth having a few furniture pieces in the same color palette as the walls. Even large items, such as these matching armchairs, will then blend into the room, visually enlarging the space.
3. Hang a mirror.
In close quarters, a large mirror creates the illusion of space. Not only does it draw the eye up, it bounces light around the room, making any space appear larger and brighter. Pay attention to the framing. For example, the length of the mirror should match the size of the sofa, creating a beautiful symmetry.
4. Make a statement with Paint
The lighter your walls, the better. While darker paint colours do make a room seem cozy, they often give the illusion of less space. The reason: Light colours reflect and enhance light, while dark colours absorb it. To make a room feel airy paint it white, beige, light grayish-blue and lavender.
5. Opt for storage furniture
Dual-use furniture creates more room by increasing the function of each space. For example, an entryway bench with storage space is the perfect perch for putting on shoes as well as a convenient spot to stow the things you usually forget on your way out the door, like reusable grocery bags, and seasonal accessories, such as umbrellas.
6. Try built-in furniture
The built-in furniture ensures that no space is wasted. The cabinetry provides storage space with minimum maintenance cost and looks blended with the wall.
7. Clear out clutter
This is the simplest, cheapest thing you can do - remove and reduce clutter. It will be much easier to keep a room tidy and clutter-free if there's a place for everything.
8. Edit your collections
Less really is more. You simply cannot display everything you own and love. Instead of showcasing all of your ceramic vases, divide the collection into four groups and rotate in a new set every season. The individual pieces will appear more dramatic if they're not lost among the masses. Opt for a single, statement-making piece instead.
9. Upgrade your lighting
Dont't rely on overhead fixtures, which pool light in one spot. Try to have several lighting elements in every room. They draw the eye around, giving the illusion more space. To take advantage of natural light during the daytime, do away with heavy drapes.10. Take advantage of vertical space
Use your rooms to their full potential with one-of-a-kind shelving units that reach from floor to ceiling. Custom storage also helps you maximize out-of-the-way nooks, like the area under a flight of stairs.
Hope our tips help you to redesign your home and make it look bigger, better, brighter and cosier. All the best.