Small rooms always need a helping hand to feel more spacious. Condos seem to experience this annoying feeling more than not. It’s really not only the inadequacy of space, but the appearance of a small room as well. People sometimes gauge their comfort on the size of a room. If they feel closed in, a sense of restriction could corrupt their comfort level. Maybe you are looking to make your square footage feel bigger than it really is. This can also be very valuable if you are looking at selling your home. Most people look for larger open feeling area.
Here are a few suggestions that will make a room and/or area feel and look larger than it really is. When choosing a wall color, remember that lighter colors add volume and dark colors enclose. If the room has an adequate amount of natural light coming in from outdoors, then use a flat matte or low-luster sheen finish. If the room has little to minimum incoming light, use a higher sheen like satin or even semi-gloss to enhance the space’s volume.
Basic rule for small rooms: Keep it Simple
When designing a theme or motif for a space or area, remember to keep it lean in character. Accessorizing with smooth lines, keeping plenty of margins between wall art & knick knacks placed in strategic locations make smaller areas look like they have more volume. The famous cliché, “Less is more” stands true in most cases. People have a tendency to over decorate which in turn, creates clutter.
Another way to make small rooms feel larger is to use precise lighting. Lighting can ‘highlight’ areas that create a distinctive feel. This is really important when you are entertaining in the evening hours. Combine this with light colored walls, just enough accessories to project a theme, and contemporary furniture – which usually has smoother lines, creates an open feel to the surroundings.
We hope these ideas and recommendations have some qualities that will help you. When having questionable issues, try to implement the “KIS” theory and that is, “Keep It Simple”. If it feels uncrowded and/or open to you, then your guests will feel the same.
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