Our Favorite Methods of Decorating a Room For Maximum Visual Depth
Most homes have at least one room that’s a little on the small side. Whether it’s a hall bathroom or a guest bedroom, these rooms can sometimes leave homeowners feeling a little cramped. While it is possible to physically enlarge these rooms by undergoing a home addition, a much more affordable option is to use interior design tricks to make the space feel larger without actually adding any square footage. Read on for some of our favorite home decor techniques that create an open, roomy atmosphere.
Keep Things Small
By filling your room with smaller furniture and fixtures, you are maximizing the open space in the room. This makes for a roomier, more airy atmosphere. Whenever possible, look for furniture with a low profile, the closer to the ground the better.
In selecting furniture and fixtures, look for thin frames and minimalist designs. For a small bathroom, a thin geometric vanity helps to open up the space and minimize visual clutter.
When it comes to making a space seem larger than it is, mirrors are the oldest trick in the book. Not only do they reflect light, but they also reflect an image of the space. This tricks the eye into believing the room is larger than it really is.
Keep the Windows Clear
Using the same logic behind the mirror trick, leaving windows exposed allows more light to enter the room and tricks the eye into believing that the space is larger than it is. In addition to forgoing drapes and blinds, consider ditching the rugs as well. This will keep the floor space looking as expansive as possible.
Paint It White
White paint has a reflective quality that opens up a room while making it feel airy and light. By using the same shade of white on the ceiling and walls, you can effectively increase the visual space in any room.
Emphasize Vertical Space
Vertical elements like wood paneling will help to emphasize the height of a room, which makes the ceiling feel higher. This, in turn, makes the whole room feel larger.
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