How To Make Your Room Feel & Look Bigger Too
How To Make A Small Space Look & Feel Bigger
Being short on m2 does not mean that you have to let go of Interior Design for the sake of functionality. Instead, you should try to strike a balance between the two by making sure that it suits your needs whilst looking sharp.
Here are some space-saving design tips that will make the most of any space in your house, at the same time by keeping it stylish.
. Use wall-mounted lights. Table and floor lamps take up space
. Instead of a bookcase, use bookshelves
. Install shelving over doorways or over the toilet
. Do not be afraid to fit your space with floor-to-ceiling modular furniture system for your storage area
. Get a storage bed, so you don`t have to use a dresser
. Use a hollow ottoman that offers storage space
. Use bookcase as a room divider
Avoid having too many accent colours and wallpapers. Choose light, bright paint colours for the majority of the room. Limit the accent color to one area in the room to avoid overwhelming the eye
Choose A Light Palette
Avoid Heavy Looking Furniture
. Furniture with legs feel less heavy in a space then pieces that sit directly on the floor. The low back sofa also extends the plane between the furniture and the ceiling
. Try to use small-scale furniture doing the same function as the bigger one. For example, buy small side tables instead of one big coffee table, which takes a lot of space in the room
. Wall-mounted (floating design trend) toilets, sinks and frameless shower screens play a part in optical illusion of extending space.
. Consider having at least some pieces of furniture that blends in visually with your floor or wall, whether it is transparent or similar color.
. Replace heavy looking shag carpet with one that has a low pile. Also, replace thick drapes with blinds, shutters or a translucent, gauzy material.
. Do not think about squeezing an “office” into your space. If you have a laptop, consider buying C-Table for your bedroom.
. Add curves in your space with furniture and décor. Since most of the tiny apartments tend to be box-shapes, you can use your furniture to ass dome curves to it.
Once you find shapes that suit your personal style make sure to compliment those curves by using similar shapes in your accessories. For example, if your sofa is curves try to mimic that in the bathroom. Instead of having angled mirror pick a round one. Instead of straight lamp, try more rounded shape or gooseneck trend.
Let the kitchen, dining area and living room borrow from each other’s space.
The goal is to treat the whole area as a single entity which will let the space breathe.
If you already have existing walls separating these rooms that you are not able to take out, at least unite spaces by using a single flooring material.
Create An Open Plan Layout
Be Creative With Storage Spaces
Always look for any possible storage area up and down, try to make storage drawers under a banquette for example.
Don`t be afraid to hang a large art piece on a wall, especially in a colour that recedes like blue. This will make the room look bigger.
Add a Mirror. Adding a full-body or large mirror is one of the best tricks to visually enlarge the space. Mirrors give the illusion of more space.
Tall window treatments. To make a small living room appear more specious, add floor-to-ceiling window treatments.