If your house has been feeling a little too stuffy for your sake lately, you might be concerned that there is no helping it because the house’s space is fixed. But, contrary to what you might be thinking there are several ways you can alter the perceived space of your home to make it at least seem more spacious than it is. Here is to share with you some, so there is no more of that suffocating feeling.
By principle, painting your walls with lighter shades is a fool-proof way of making a house appear more spacious, especially those that are not necessarily mansion-level big. White, cream or beige shades of paint complement any interior design seamlessly and guarantee to create a refreshing atmosphere indoors. With light-colored walls, you can expect day in to day out that the four corners surrounding you do not feel constricting at all.
If you are inclined more towards breaking the monotony, do not worry because there are two-toned options for you to expand existing spaces. For a space you want to enlarge, paint the ceiling and the facing wall with your preferred accent color and the left and right walls with a light-colored one. You can create a stretched illusion of a room, on the other hand, by painting the lower half with one color and the upper half with another.
It does not take an architect to understand the importance of placing windows around the house. Placing it strategically so that it faces the direction of abundant airflow will guarantee that there is an optimal mix of natural and conditioned air circulating in the house, therefore, lessening the tendency of that stuffy sensation.
To enhance air circulation, it is but a standard to match every air inlet window with an outlet window on the opposite side of the house. If your house was designed in a manner that there is a massive space so that the rightmost window faces the leftmost one without any obstruction in the middle, then you’re in luck. Not only can you guarantee constant airflow but also adequate light supply from daybreak to dusk.
In case your house is more sectionalized, you can still put light theory to your advantage. For elongated hallways, you can place a long rectangular window on the wall constituting that of the house’s main one to further accentuate the length of the path. If this applies to your house, you can discuss the idea with your contractor, and he’ll be glad to refer you to glass and steel suppliers to complete these additional windows.
A breezy interior could only be enhanced with the help of sleek furniture. If your house is on the smaller side, floating furniture would be your best bet. For instance, a sofa and coffee table that is not low-lying makes for a cozy and less-bulky furnishing for your living room.
As much as possible, stick to furniture whose feet you can still see even as you stand, meaning, their length is not obscured by the furniture’s shadow. That means there is a good distance between the body of the furniture and the floor. Such a high vertical clearance underneath makes it easy to clean, especially if you have long mop handles but a small moving space.
Besides, your furniture should keep you from feeling like you’re being squeezed into such a tiny space. While it occupies space, it need not feel like so if you choose those with space-saving storage and nimble designs.
An outdated design method that you should not heed is placing a single light source in a room. No matter how small a room is, it is important to place lights in more than one of its corners or your eyes are only going to suffer from the super harsh glare of the synthetic lighting. Not only does embellishing your room’s corners with light make for softer light overall, but it also illuminates most of the room, therefore, making it appear larger than life.
If your house, or at least a part of it, has its ceiling off, you can consider having a skylight or a window placed on your roof. That way, you can allow the maximum amount of daylight into your home. Of course, consult your architect about this idea because factors such as climate and location could make this an infeasible idea.
A house should only provide you with the utmost comfort. No matter how small it is, you can still how spacious it feels and, in turn, make you enjoy living in it without making big-ticket changes.
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