Living in a city takes away the luxury of space. You have to pay through your nose, to buy a house of your own and still the kind of space you own for the price you pay seems so little.
Real estate is being sold at a premium everywhere and spaces are shrinking. We cannot get you more sq.ft area for your money, but here are a few tips that will ensure, that your house looks bigger than its actual size.
Opt For Light Colours
Whites and creams on the walls, on the floors for your furniture and furnishings will make the space look bigger. These colors reflect light better and hence tend to give the illusion of being more spacious.
This is the simplest and most effective technique of ensuring your rooms look double their size. You can either have wall to wall mirrors, instead of a plain wall, or layer the fronts of your wardrobes with mirrors and see the space grow miraculously. Mirrors also add drama to a space, giving it a feel of infinity.
Use Blinds Instead of Curtains
Curtains on windows take more space and also add bulk, eating into the already limited space. Instead opt for blinds. These use minimal space, come in various designs from bamboo to fabric and serve the purpose of keeping the elements out when you want.
Yes you read it right. Opt for yellow and muted lighting. And different kinds of lights, lamps for different spaces, instead of one bright light for the entire space. Muted and mood lightings add another dimension to your space. The play of light and shadow, blurs the lines defining the space, giving it the illusion of being larger.
If you have limited space, it makes sense to opt for multifunctional furniture. Sofa that can double up as a bed, console that can double up as a dining table. The choice is wide and depends on your space and budget.
Post By Merlin Francis