Interiors special – tricks to make a small room look bigger

Space is fast becoming the most sought-after commodity in our times. Gone are the days when large airy rooms, immaculate lawns and wide verandas dominated our lifestyle. With the advent of apartments and a premium price per square feet– the novae urban is always constrained. In a small space, everything counts. There is always a run to de-clutter and make the room appear bigger.

We bring to you tricks and methods to camouflage the entirety of a room and make it look spacious. Colour techniques, furniture arrangement and smart lighting are some of the ways of re designing a house.

Light colours and contrasts –

Light colours make a room look bigger and brighter. They not only reflect natural light but make a space feel open and airy. Dark colours, on the other hand, absorb light, making a room look smaller.

Go in for soft tones of off-white, blue and green. To add quirk to the room, at best keep one wall in a different hue. Contrasts work wonders. Paint your wall trim and mouldings in a lighter colour than your walls. The room will look bigger.

The importance of lighting –

Design and use your room to allow maximum natural light to flow in. If you do not have natural light, then create effects through muted lights, lamps and lighting fixtures. Fairy lights create drama too.

Use sheer curtains & light flowing material. Plants and flowers near windows also brighten a space.

Clutter free –

A well organised and tidy room speaks volumes not only about the hygiene factors of the occupants but also gives a new lease of life to the room. Bare walls with minimalistic pictures and paintings is soothing for the onlooker. If there’s too much clamour, the room looks busy.

Create a focal point which should be the highlight of the room. A bed, a study table, dining table or even a lamp. Work everything around it. Theme it else every nook and corner will speak a different story. Creates confusion.

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Mirror mirror on the wall… –

Mirrors not only add glamour, they make rooms look larger. Use the mirror angles meaningfully. Place them at points where they either captures the size of the room and enlarge it or at a position where they reflect natural light. You can also use mirrored cabinet doors to make spaces feel larger.

Multi-functional furniture for small spaces –

Furniture occupies space. To avoid this, use it intelligently. A chest as a coffee table as well as storage. A bed with drawers, expandable dining tables are some ideas. Place larger pieces against the walls to maximize space. Move furniture away from walkways. Use light coloured furniture – it expands the room and gives an orderly feeling.

Tall fixtures can make the ceiling seem lower than it actually is. Make sure there is plenty of space between your furniture. Choose a sofa and chairs with open arms and exposed legs. This allows light to filter under the furniture.

A thought and an effort can work wonders for your spaces. It speaks volumes about your personality and the people who live there. Each house has a story to tell. It depends upon the manner in which you weave it to reality that beautifies and gives it warmth and character.


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