If you live in a small space you know the process of making a small room appear bigger can really be challenging.
Here’s the good news, the key to making a small living space seem bigger might be easier than you think.
It all boils down to tricking the eye into perceiving more space by applying three simple concepts:
Handyman Alpharetta: 5 Solutions to Trick the Eye
This will allow you to open up your space. The more natural light a room has—the bigger it feels. A room feeling bigger is just as important as it looking bigger.
2. Color and Contrast
If you have a small space color plays a HUGE roll in the appearance of a room.
When adding drapes, always make sure they’re the same color as your walls. Sticking to the same color will allow your space to seem bigger to the eye. Another trick is to go with sheer drapes. White also has so great reflective qualities. It has the ability to open up a room, making it feel airy, light, calm and serene.
PURG! De-clutter your area. The rule is: If
you haven’t used something in a year- or wouldn’t buy it now—get rid of it!
Keep the floor as clear as possible. This is one of the most important ways to make your space seem more spacious.
A cluttered room with a lot of distracting elements will cause your space to feel and look chaotic and over-filled.
When you have to cram all of your possessions into one tiny space, the results can feel cramped, claustrophobic, and anything but restful.
Just a Little Trivia: It’s a known fact people with overly cluttered spaces suffer more from depression than those that don’t. The way you live has an impact on your mental health and clarity.
Include mirrors in your space! The reflection will make your room appear bigger. Not only do mirrors reflect the light to create a greater sense of openness, they also reflect the view, thereby tricking the eye into perceiving more space.
Don’t assume that because your small is you should automatically arrange your furniture up against the wall.
Sometimes placing a piece at an angle, or surrounded by open space will make a room appear bigger.
It all boils down to creating a sense of movement. Anything that causes your eyes to move around a room in an intentional and orderly fashion will make it seem bigger.
Also, employing one element that emphasizes the vertical space in the room, will increase the sense of openness, and enhance the feeling of movement and flow.
Most important point, a room will always appear bigger if you keep it clean and organized.
Need help with home improvements?
Call Andy OnCall®; Your Premier Handyman Service Company (770) 640-6050 and we’ll make sure your project is done well!