With the top tips we have outlined, a home can seem much bigger than it really is, and without breaking the bank balance.
(PRWEB UK) 14 May 2013
Home decorating know-how becomes crucial for people whose homes or rooms either have a very limited square footage, or those that have a ton of knickknacks and furniture that make a space seem suffocating.
Specialist online home interiors retailer Furnish.co.uk offer people some important yet easy decorating tips to make a home magically more spacious:
The first and easiest step when it comes to making a space look bigger is to remove clutter, as per the golden rule: ‘Less is more’. Clean spaces not only seem roomier, they are also calming to the mind. To help de-clutter a home, Furnish.co.uk suggests people buy hanging shoe organisers or have an inconspicuous shelving unit fitted to the back of a door, since these are very useful for tidily storing bots and bobs such as books, magazines, board games, stuffed animals and other trinkets. Those who have large collectibles of ornaments and the like might also want to consider rotating their prized items periodically, rather than having them all out on display and taking up every available surface.
Trick of the Eye
In the same way that pinstripe pants make legs seem longer, a boldly striped floor will make a room seem to stretch for miles, and it’s a stylishly modern option too, advise Furnish.co.uk. A further tip to trick the eye into thinking a space is bigger than it really is would be to place mirrors on the walls, while for those who enjoy substantial furniture, it’s best to choose pieces that match the wall colour within a shade or two as visually they will seem to take up less space.
Savvy Paint Choices
Furnish.co.uk advise that one of the worst mistakes people who live in overly small homes can make is to paint their walls with dark colours, since while this is a good idea for making a room seem cosy, dark hues will also make the space seem smaller. In contrast, light wall colours reflect and maximise light, making a room seem more airy.
Dual-Use Storage Furniture
Another top tip that home interior specialists Furnish.co.uk recommend for those with space limitations is to opt for dual-use furniture that is both functional for use as well as doubling as storage space. Examples include vintage trunks (making a chic table plus a place to store magazines and other clutter), a flip-top ottoman (excellent for putting one’s feet up and perfect for storing winter throws or bedding for a foldaway couch) and an entryway bench (the ideal seat for putting on shoes as well as a convenient place to stow things that people usually forget on their way out the door, such as reusable grocery bags and umbrellas).
Simon Hill at Furnish.co.uk concluded: “We often get asked for advice from customers who want to buy furniture and accessories that make their home roomier, particularly people who live in cities where space is at a premium. With the top tips we have outlined, a home can seem much bigger than it really is, and without breaking the bank balance.”