If you live in a small apartment or cozy house, there's no need to worry. A few optical illusions can trick you and your guests into believing that your space is actually larger than it really is. Take a look at some of the helpful design tips below to transform your quaint room into a spacious-looking area.
- Choose your color pallet wisely: Have you ever heard the expression that black makes you look thin? Well, the same saying goes for paint color within your home. Darker colors make rooms appear narrower by absorbing light. On the other hand, lighter shades, like cream and pastels, open up a room. Try painting your wall trim a shade lighter than your walls, which will also create the illusion of a larger space.
- Look in the mirror: Mirrors aren't just for applying makeup. You can use these reflective objects to trick your eye and create the illusion of a larger space. Try using mirrors on unconventional décor, such as mirrored cabinet doors or tabletops. Or, angle your mirrors toward a focal point in a room, such as a dinning table or large couch. Ultimately, they will help reflect both natural and artificial light throughout your area.
- Make use of light: Using lighting is great way to create an inviting ambiance. Larger windows will help create the feel of an open space. Additionally, using strategic and decorative window coverings, like Metropolitan Window Fashions' custom solar shades and blinds, will also do the trick. Try incorporating sheer curtains into your room to achieve a bright atmosphere. Come into our showroom to see how our window treatments can make your room feel light and airy.