Bigger rooms: Interior tips to trick the eye
Some say that size doesn’t matter, but when it comes to your home few would agree with the notion.
Like it or not, the stats don’t lie. Bigger homes attract bigger values, and this is probably going to be the case until the end of time.
Of course, most of us only have a limited amount of space to play with in our homes. This is where we have to get creative, and learn to use techniques to trick the eye and make others think that our rooms are bigger than they really are.
There are plenty of interesting ways which can help you do this and through today’s article, we will point you in the right direction of how to achieve this.
Your flooring choice is crucial
This first point might defy a lot of what you have heard, and what you are going to hear through the remainder of this article about light colors.
However, when it comes to your flooring, darker can work much better. Particularly if you take the advice about lighter walls, a room that’s too light can look a little “too much”.
It means the trick of implementing a dark floor can work like a charm. It will add depth to your room, whilst this sort of wooden flooring traditionally looks a little more premium.
Now, if you are opting to go for dark walls, feel free to scrap this advice. But this now leads us onto our next tip…
Your wall color needs to work as well
As you may have already gathered, light walls are a clear winner here. They are something that clearly reflect light and as we know, it’s these reflections which can make a true difference when it comes to fooling the eye.
If you opt for the opposite, in the form of dark walls, you’ll find that all of the light is absorbed and the effect has disappeared.
Make furniture pull away from the wall
This next tip might seemingly defy logic, but lgive us some time.
A lot of people will try and squeeze as much furniture close to the wall as possible. The reason for this is simple – they want to create huge spaces in the middle of their room.
Well, it’s now time to try the opposite effect. When you push everything to the wall, it all seems a bit cramped. When you try the alternative and leave a bit of space, openness suddenly becomes a reality.
Go for as little furniture as possible
This last tip is one of those which isn’t immediately obvious as well. A lot of people will choose various smaller pieces of furniture in a bid to accommodate their small room size.
Instead of the above, try and find bigger statement pieces. These lessen the chances of people thinking your room looks cluttered and ultimately, make the space look a lot bigger than it really is.