This year I thought would be a great year to start an interior design section and help share everything I have learnt and then some. Today we look at how to best design a small room to make the space appear larger.
- Raise your window treatments
Tip: The key is high and wide
Window treatments that go up to the ceiling help draw the eye up making the room appear elongated and airy. Raise your curtain rod up to the ceiling and if possible increase it in width to get the best result.
- Color schemes
Tip: you can never go wrong with white it is the easiest color to accessorize.
You can never go wrong with white in a small room, it makes a room feel lighter and appear larger. If white is not your thing then pastels and tropical/ sea colors will work as well, the key is to keep things light.
- Use stripes
Tip: Horizontal and vertical stripes draw the eye to follow the direction of the lines.
Stripes will make a room look larger as they draw the eye to follow a path which makes the room seem to have more space. If you are scared to add stripes to your walls, then you can do so in your accessories and soft furnishings.
Using stripes your walls
Using stripes your soft-furnishings.
Tip: have a theme that guides you in accessorizing your room to ensure everything is in harmony.
Accessories are a great way to create areas of emphasis in a room and add a your personal taste. Don’t be afraid to use vibrant pieces just limit them to ensure they are not overwhelming
Tip: When it comes to furniture, think multi-functional then consider the aesthetics.
Consider all spaces in your house that can be used for extra storage. Examples include; corners, under beds, closet and cabinet doors, walls etc. Consider using multi-functional furniture such as a sofa bed as as they save space such.
Tip: Consider the placement of the mirror; avoid placing a mirror adjacent to the main door as the first thing guests will see is themselves which is not really in good taste.
Mirrors create the illusion of added space, this is why small restaurants use them alot. Whether small or floor length, a well-placed mirror will make a room appear spacious
Overall, a room that has harmony is its design will ultimately feel welcoming and make you want to stay which helps make the space feel comfortable which is want you need in the end.
Thanks for reading, hope to see you soon.