Interior Design for Small Spaces – Part 2

This post is in continuation of post we made earlier. So today let me share with you the secret to deal with challenge to decorate small spaces.  The wrong colour can make you feel claustrophobic, too much furniture can feel chaotic, and the wrong patterns just feel too busy.  Professional interior decorators are master illusionists when it comes to meeting these challenges. Using ten of their favourite tricks, you, too, can make a small space look larger than it is.

Don’t ignore traffic patterns

A fabulous trick is to float your furniture in the space.  Move your couch and chairs away from the wall.  This will create depth in the space. You want to see a fair amount of the floor.  The more of the floor that can be seen the larger the room will appear.  Next, ground your furniture with an area rug in the same colour tones as the flooring.  You will visually open up the space.

small room mirrors 10 Creative Illusions Interior Decorators Use In Small Spaces

Lighting is important

A properly lit room, ought to have three sources of light that bounce off walls and give the room a visual breadth.  In a space with little floor room for table lamps or floor lambs, track lighting can help to light a room. Another good trick is to use mirrors.  A good mirror will do two things for a small room.  It will reflect natural light and the light from lamps and it will create the illusion of a wider, deeper space.

window treatments 10 Creative Illusions Interior Decorators Use In Small Spaces

Use elaborate window treatments

Pick window treatments that let light in and gently frame the windows.  A simpler style will gently blend harmoniously with a wall rather than visually breaking up the wall.

raised panel wainscoting 10 Creative Illusions Interior Decorators Use In Small Spaces

Add of a few architectural details

Wainscoting and molding, often thought of, as ornate details best used in larger rooms, are beautiful options.  They define small spaces well and add visual interest to otherwise dull walls.  Consider using chair rails, panels molding or bead board to create some excitement.

verticle space 10 Creative Illusions Interior Decorators Use In Small Spaces

Make Use of Vertical Space

Once everything is in place, you may realize you have no room for storage and no floor space to add anything.  The walls are still there and they are not just for artwork.  Take advantage of the vertical space the walls offer, look at it as extra square footage.  They are a perfect surface for hanging shelves, or built-ins.

choosing lampshade whimsical child light 10 Quick Tips for Choosing the Perfect Lampshade

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This entry was published on October 8, 2013 at 1:46 am. It’s filed under Entertainment, Inspiration, Opportunities, Tips and Tricks and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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