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Make your home appear bigger

Knowing how best to utilise your space can be difficult; this is especially true when it comes to smaller spaces. Living in a compact apartment or city house, it can be difficult to create a sense of space and openness within your home. We have suggested a few simple tips for you to follow to create a light, airy home and living area.

Colours

The best place to start when trying to make a room appear larger is with the decoration. If a room is painted black, dark purple or navy blue it will instantly feel small and dingy. However, if a room is decorated in bright, natural, monochromatic shades it will feel much more bright, open and spacious. If you choose furnishings and accessories which are the same light colours as your walls, your room will look unified and instantly spacious. If there is no attention grabbing clutter the room can be seen as one large, unified space which is not obstructed by overpowering, dark objects.

Natural light

The best way to help a room to look larger than it is is to let in as much natural light as possible. The easiest way to allow natural light to enter your room is to remove any obstructions, such as heavy drapes, from windows. Blinds are a better option than curtains for small, dark rooms as they can be rolled back to let optimum amounts of light in. Skylights and windows installed high up are also good methods of allowing natural light into a room whilst also maintaining a level of privacy.

Light and airy

Although natural light is the desirable source of light, this is not an option for some rooms. Some rooms have small windows, ill-placed windows or no window at all. If this is the case, and it is not viable to install a new window or skylight, the only other option is artificial light. With the amount of lights and lamps available, you can transform any space using light. Whereas dim, warm lighting makes a room feel cosy and intimate, light colours make a space feel larger. Rather than choosing orange and yellow light bulbs, go for more white and blue tones with your lighting. Although this has the potential to make a room feel hostile, if done correctly it can make a space feel light and airy. Spotlights and uplighting are useful when attempted to create this effect rather than decorative, warm lamps. Knowing how best to utilise your space can be difficult; this is especially true when it comes to smaller spaces. Living in a compact apartment or city house, it can be difficult to create a sense of space and openness within your home. We have suggested a few simple tips for you to follow to create a light, airy home and living area.

Colours

The best place to start when trying to make a room appear larger is with the decoration. If a room is painted black, dark purple or navy blue it will instantly feel small and dingy. However, if a room is decorated in bright, natural, monochromatic shades it will feel much more bright, open and spacious. If you choose furnishings and accessories which are the same light colours as your walls, your room will look unified and instantly spacious. If there is no attention grabbing clutter the room can be seen as one large, unified space which is not obstructed by overpowering, dark objects.

Natural light

The best way to help a room to look larger than it is is to let in as much natural light as possible. The easiest way to allow natural light to enter your room is to remove any obstructions, such as heavy drapes, from windows. Blinds are a better option than curtains for small, dark rooms as they can be rolled back to let optimum amounts of light in. Skylights and windows installed high up are also good methods of allowing natural light into a room whilst also maintaining a level of privacy.

Light and airy

Although natural light is the desirable source of light, this is not an option for some rooms. Some rooms have small windows, ill-placed windows or no window at all. If this is the case, and it is not viable to install a new window or skylight, the only other option is artificial light. With the amount of lights and lamps available, you can transform any space using light. Whereas dim, warm lighting makes a room feel cosy and intimate, light colours make a space feel larger. Rather than choosing orange and yellow light bulbs, go for more white and blue tones with your lighting. Although this has the potential to make a room feel hostile, if done correctly it can make a space feel light and airy. Spotlights and uplighting are useful when attempted to create this effect rather than decorative, warm lamps. 

 
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