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Make Your Space Feel Larger

Living in an urban area in Albuquerque can be challenging because there is little space to move around. There are pros and cons to living in a small space. Living in a cramped space is one of the downsides. If you’re claustrophobic, it can be a problem. Colors can be intelligently used to solve this problem. 

Shades that are lighter emphasize the volume of the living space. Lighter tones can be used in different aspects of your home’s interiors to achieve the desired effect. Here are some light color ideas that work. 

Lighting smartly 

Lighting plays a crucial role in the appearance of an interior. Getting the right amount of light makes a room appear larger and more spacious. When it comes to creating an impression of more space in a small room, white and warm lights can be instrumental. 

If possible, use hanging lights, slim lamps, and roof lights. Make sure to illuminate corners as well, since they are often forgotten. This gives your interior a trendier appearance. 

Lighter Colors on the Walls 

Smaller spaces look larger when painted with lighter colors. White, pink, and lavender are all beautiful choices. The darker colors shrink a space, and they can make it seem awkward.  

This method is more effective in areas with good natural and artificial lighting. A mirror or canvas on the wall looks even better with lighter shades of paint. 

Use multiple canvases

Canvas prints are a great choice if you want to hang pictures of your family on the wall, have a view of New York’s skyline, or display a quote that you find meaningful. Canvas prints offer so many options. Not only are they durable, they’re also inexpensive and are available in a wide range of sizes. 

Reflection in a mirror 

Mirrors used in interiors have a wonderful effect. There are mirrors with heavy frames, mirrors with decorative frames, and even mirrors shaped with water splashes. They can also help you create an illusion of more space. It’s particularly useful when you have predominantly light-colored decor. 

By cutting and adding frames to a mirror, you can create a window. Also, taller mirrors greatly enhance the appearance of a room. Mirrors of all sizes can also be arranged on a wall. The result of all these techniques is a room that appears much larger. 

Buy a large rug

The room appears bigger and more spacious with the addition of a large rug. Choose larger rugs instead of smaller ones, and they will cover most of the floor. Tuck the rug under the furniture, and it does the trick. 

A lighter-colored rug works best in this situation. Bright colors and bold patterns make it more appealing. There should not be too many colors and patterns on the rug. A dark rug adds a heavy look to the room. 

Modern furniture 

The furniture of today is slim and sleek to make up for the lack of living spaces. With today’s sofas and chairs, you’ll take up less room than the traditionally bulky and large ones. Club chairs can even replace sofas entirely. 

If you want to make the room look huge, you can hang a chair from the ceiling. It’s also a good idea to have furniture that has multiple uses, such as a bench that can be used as a dining table.    

Tall curtains 

A window needs curtains. Choosing blinds is an option, but they’re better suited to offices, not your home. Taller curtains are fantastic when it comes to making the room seem bigger. 

You should place them near the roof and have them reach the floor. If you want shorter curtains, just make sure that they are longer than the length of the windows. Especially with lighter base colors, floral prints and delicate prints will look amazing. 

An interior’s color scheme has a noticeable impact on its appearance. Just take your time, and you will find the perfect solution.  

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