On one hand space luxury that comes at the price and more of it is always less, a common challenge most designers come across in designing spaces. Homeowners expect the best out of the limited space that is available and many a times therefore hire an interior designer to take over the task.
A variety of strategies or concepts can be applied to change the appearance of the room making the end result will look like the room is larger than it appears. With the right approach and proper planning this can be achieved.
Balancing elements such as the furniture used in the room in terms of their scale and proportion is important to mention. Before heading out to purchase any piece of furniture ensure that the space available is sufficient and proportionate to other items in the room. Similarly, all the pieces of furniture in the room must come together rather than fight for each other’s attention. This attributes to chaos in the design. The choice of colours and textures are also equally important. In smaller space when used effectively colours and textures significantly impact the room’s appearance. For example, the use of vertical patterns on either the dado or on the floor will give the appearance of a longer or a lengthy a wall. Inversely horizontal flooring in gradients will make the room appear smaller. Colors used in the decor scheme, including the walls and the floors also can be used to your advantage. Remember, colours have huge impact on our behavior and moods therefore right color choices must be room appropriate. A lighting plan that incorporates the use of natural light as well as a balance artificial lighting plan also has a significant impact. Poor lighting will make the room appear dull and boring compared to layered lighting and the spread across the room distribute light evenly. Natural light is also essential to plan for smaller rooms. Interior designers always recommend placing a large sized window in a smaller space as this lets plenty of light to enter the room and bounce off the room flooring. Another strategy is to place a mirror on the wall opposite to whether window is placed to further amplified the light coming in.