Create illusion of space in your small home

Most people feel that when you live in a small room, it is impossible to decorate it well. But the truth is, despite having limited space, there are many a tricks you can use to make your house look spacious and pretty.

It’s just how you use your interior decoration skills to give an illusion of more surface area. By using the right kind of furniture and the current amount of lighting, one can provide an illusion of space. Even, colors of rooms for that matter, can do the deed. Here are some tips to decorate you little room to make it look both spacious and pretty.

  • The right kind of lighting in rooms can help create illusion of space. When living in a relatively smaller room, avoid using ceiling lights. These light up such that they tend to cut the height of the room. Use lamps such that they do can eliminate shadows. Natural lighting is another great option. Keep your windows open during the day, as this will create a look of more space. If you can, try varying the sizes of the lamps used in the room. This will add a feeling of more space.
  • Furniture are a pivotal part of home decor. Using the wrong furniture can make your home look cramped. Avoid bulky furniture. For instance, large sofas, big chairs etc. are a no-no. Instead, furniture like an ottoman (both multipurpose as it serves as a seating, a coffee table and a foot-rest) can be best used for small rooms. If you want a sofa for the TV room, invest in one which has a bed as an extension. In this way you can use it whenever and fold it when not required. Always place the bulkiest furniture of your home against the longest wall. Avoid placing furniture near to pathways, this can be inconvenient. In case you have wooden trunks which have an ancient feel to it, decorate them well. You can do this by either placing funky table lamps or vases on it, or by covering it with a prettily-printed cloth. You can use it as a seating too.
  • Built-ins furniture is a must for small homes. For instance, having built-in cabinets is quite normal for houses be it small or big. You can have drawers, bookshelves which are also built-in. The idea is to avoid as many furniture on the floor space.
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