Everyone aspires to live in a big home. But in jam-packed Indian cities, huge homes come with a very hefty price tag. Worry not! You too can easily live your dream.Here is how you can skillfully create the illusion of space even in your modest studio apartment.
Step 1: Play with a light palette
Paint your walls with soft and soothing monochromatic colors. Ensure there’s a unified palette as it helps in easy eye-movement. The less variety of materials and colors, the more spacious your home will look.
Step 2: Opt for less and low-slung furniture
Buy less furniture to keep your living room uncluttered. Maintain low sofas and couches to create an illusion of openness and airiness. The trick is to keep the gaze moving across to the different spaces in your house.
Step 3:Go for smaller tables
Dining tables or coffee tables, which are small, help in making the most of your eating-cum-living area. It saves space to give the impression of an open room.
Step 4: Opt for shelves
Hang shelves near the ceiling to draw the eye upward or maintain low-slung furniture to give that airy feeling to your room. Avoid creating storage spaces at eye level.
Step 5: Space it out
Pushing furniture against the wall doesn’t guarantee a larger room. Try angling your sofa and the dinning table in the living room with a small console in front of it. Breathing room around your furniture lends the appearance of more space.
Step 6: Buy glass furniture and mirrors
Glass, mirrors and Lucite pieces are in style right now, and can provide an added function of not taking up too much visual space by directing more light in your room. This helps in creating an impression of more space in the easiest way possible.
Step 7: Use vertical stripes to elongate your space
Just like your clothing, vertically striped rug or wallpaper will make your room appear longer.
Step 8: Ditch the curtains
Leave your windows uncovered to give your room more depth.More light gives a space depth. If you’re worried about privacy use blinds instead of curtains to make your room look less crowded.