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When it comes to designing home living spaces, bigger is better. At least when perceptions of space are involved. Unfortunately, increasing the physical dimensions is usually impossible or mega expensive. Thankfully, it is possible to trick the eyes into thinking rooms are larger.
Here are five of the best ways to make it happen without the need to invest huge amounts of time or money.
#1. Introduce More Light
Lighter, brighter rooms will always look larger than their dark and gloomy counterparts. Whether it’s the installation of sliding doors to bring more light into the room or using ceiling lighting solutions is up to you. Dressing the windows in a more suitable manner can have a telling influence too. Either way, a combination of natural and electrical lighting should be used to create a brighter appearance. In addition to making the home look brighter, it can create a happier atmosphere.
#2. Make Smarter Color Choices
While bringing more light into the home establishes a positive platform, you need to do more. Choosing better color schemes can have a telling influence on the energy of a room, including spatial perceptions. Whether it’s a lighter shade of vinyl flooring, a neutral wall color, or a bold feature wall doesn’t matter. All of those features must work together to create the desired overall appearance. Meanwhile, the furniture choices can complement the strategy even further.
#3. Go Open Plan
Open plan living has become an increasingly popular choice in recent times. It makes the whole living area look far bigger, especially when sliding doors are used to step onto the garden. When you remove an internal wall but wish to retain the ability to section off individual spaces, sliding doors with glass panels work well. Again this ensures that the light is allowed to promote a larger vibe. Another top trick is to install a frameless shower unit rather than something that cuts off the visuals of the bathroom.
#4. Build Up
When looking to make rooms look larger, you will want to retain as much floor space as possible. As such, avoiding unnecessary clutter is vital. Even so, you will want to add decor features. Building up with tall cabinets rather than wide ones is a good starting point. Meanwhile, wall-mounted shelving can have a positive influence on using rooms to their full potential. Working vertically can also include making calculated choices regarding house plants or ornaments. Either way, the impact is huge.
#5. Choose Big Furniture
The idea of choosing larger furniture pieces may sound a little counterproductive. In reality, though, it can have a positive influence if used instead of several smaller furniture pieces. One big corner sofa can fit nicely in a difficult space compared to taking up the middle of the room with armchairs or small sofas. Further developments can be made by using retractable tables or ottomans that double up as storage as well as seating. When used with the other tricks, success is assured.
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