Lockdown got you thinking you might be coming down with cabin fever? The walls feel like their closing in with the never-ending lockdown? These super quick 10 tips will help you take your small space from stuffy to cozy!
Go for a dark accent wall. The dark colour will make that wall recede, giving the impression of a larger room
Mirror regency light, which helps create the appearance of an exaggerated depth
Limit prints that are very big and/or bold to smaller furnishings such as pillows, lampshades, Novelty decorations etc. Using these prints on large pieces of furniture – especially in a small space- can really make that piece stand out and overpower the room.
Glass or acrylic
Where possible, opt to clear materials -such as glass and acrylic- for items such as coffee tables, dining tables and organisational items. As you can see through them and they do not block light, they don’t take up and space visually.
Dim areas receded and disappear, so add floor lamps (or sconces or wall light if you’re tight on floor space) in at least three dispersed points in the room to create and bright and evenly lit space.
Another way to open up the room is by paying attention to the colours you use. Getting curtains or bookshelves in similar tones to those used on the walls helps them blend in, creating a more streamlined effect.
By using floor to ceiling curtains, one’s eyes are automatically drawn upwards. This makes the ceiling serum higher and thus the room larger.
Investing in a large area rig could be a good idea. Our eyes are naturally drawn to the outskirts of the rug, drawing our attention to the size of it. This can help rooms appear larger than the area.