Almost all people who have a small living space had to face the problem of visual expansion of space. As a rule, the option is using of mirrors, light range in interior design and choosing transforming furniture. But there are many ways to push aside the boundaries of walls and ceilings. If you use them to the maximum, then the result can exceed all expectations. We offer a few simple tricks with which your apartment will visually appear larger, reducing them to 10+ most effective ways of increasing interior space and complementing this step-by-step list with demonstrative real-life photos.
If the height of the ceiling allows, you can use stretch glossy ceilings. This kind of stretch ceilings has a mirror effect. They reflect the whole room, which will make it look much larger.
If a large mirror is added to a small room on the wall, then the effect will increase twofold.
Lines or patterns on the walls: cross strips mean the ceiling becomes lower, but the walls are removed away from each other; longitudinal strips mean the ceiling “rises”, the walls, respectively, are pulled up.
For small rooms, you can choose the color for the floor and decorative elements in one color scheme. And the walls should be decorated in a less bright tone.
Dimensional furniture, which will be located along the walls, is also desirable to be chosen in a color similar to the walls, so the furniture does not attract unnecessary attention and the room is visually smoothed out.
The best use for small space is the use of furniture (shelf, table) and souvenirs made of glass or plastic, because transparency gives a sense of some freedom.
Fairly traditional way is the use of transforming multifunctional furniture, built-in closets of gypsum board instead of ready-made sets.
If there is a need to extend the room, the flooring pattern should be located along the entire length of the floor. To date, the novelty is animated 3D flooring.
Cool colors in the interior can help to “spread” the walls and “raise” the ceiling.
What about the windows? The larger it is, the bigger space seems to be. A good addition to the window, not overloaded with binding lines, will be light tulle and air curtains on a wide cornice.
The lighting system needs to be especially carefully elaborated for a limited space. Mandatory top lighting is recommended to be in cold light. The requirement for additional light sources is to illuminate the room to the maximum, without leaving dark corners or any unlit space.
If the beam passes over the ceiling and it is not possible to conceal it, then in order not to attract attention to it, you should use the following method: decorate the wall at the eye level with either a pattern, or a decorative strip, or a border. This way you can focus on more aesthetic details of the room’s interior.
And finally, the main rule: avoid cluttering the apartment. Mountains of unnecessary things will reduce to zero all your efforts for visual expansion of space.