We’ve all been there: disappointed. The images on the real-estate site were nowhere near to scale the actual size of the space they were calling to be “light and airy.” No worries, where the camera’s lenses failed you, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve to make your space go from small to large. Go big or go home with these 6 design tricks.
There’s nothing like a classic design to brighten your days and offer a little depth. Much like a trim is to the floor, crown molding allows for the eyes to drift from corner to corner. One can say it “elevates” as space….figuratively and literally!
You know how they tell you NOT to wear stripes because they make you look bigger? There’s a reason for it….and it’s true! Stripes are lines that the eyes use as a point of reference for a beginning to an end (no matter where they lead). In a small space, they elongate every surface on that which they are placed. Whether using them on a wall or on the floor — via a striped rug for example — stripes are the way to go in tight space
Create a Distraction:
Noise can be created in more ways than just sound. In a small space, it’s about being as muted as possible. That doesn’t imply that the room need be sparse, it’s referring more to the balance between color and pattern. Creating a distraction in a corner, via artwork, or collectibles offer a solution that draws eyes to that corner of the room. Because the attention is fixed in one area, the rest of the space (via the peripheral vision) will appear larger than it is. Mind tricks!
A Longer Shelf Life:
Wallspace should be maximized! Shelves are a no-brainer. If you’re going to stack, we suggest you carefully choose how many shelves and how much space in between. The power of three is always a good rule, leaving about a foot or so in between each to get some wall space in the background offers the best visual appeal and allows for more surface area! Note: the shelves should be kept as neat as possible, a cluttered shelf is as good as no shelf.
Reflect on This:
Much how a target shifts your eyes to wherever they’re placed, rounded mirrors have the same effect. Use one of these circular beauties to enhance your wall space and add depth due to its reflective quality!