Think BOLD colours make a space look smaller? Think again.
If you have a small space in your business or home, you know it can be tricky to make it feel comfortable and not crowded. We believe the dimensions of a small room shouldn’t cramp your interior design dreams. These brilliant interior design tricks will make it feel like you have more space than you do.
A great way to make a small space look bigger is to give your floor some colour. It’s really important when creating the optical illusion of more space, that you paint, carpet or tile the entire floor and don’t just throw down a colourful rug or two.
Almost every single effort you’ll make with a rug will leave the space feeling crowded or cluttered. Creating the exact opposite effect that you’re aiming for. What matters is that the whole floor grabs the attention, in a unified way. In addition to the optical effect, choosing a coloured floor lets you define your interior design style in a distinctive way. Ready for some inspo? Let’s have a look…
Once you’ve chosen your floor colour, you can visually make your space look even larger by giving the walls a splash of colour. And while you have plenty of options to choose from, such as paint, wallpaper, tile; let’s focus on paint.
Now a layered scheme of colour and patterns may look great, but in small spaces, you are in danger of making the space feel cluttered. So what to do? Well, you have several options: you can choose a wall colour that is a few shades lighter than the floor colour. This will give you that layered effect but with a softer and more unified feel. Or you can choose a wall colour that is the same or a darker colour than your floor, creating a sophisticated deep colour effect. You’re welcome…
And then there’s of course the option of giving the wall a completely different colour. Creating a real Wow effect. Of course, not all colours and rooms are created equally, which is why Be BOLD Interiors will find you the perfect hues to make the most of your space.
Just a few more brilliant insider tricks for your small spaces:
- Don’t cram too much furniture into the space. It will just make the space feel that much smaller again. And consider having the legs on your furniture exposed.
- If you are lucky enough to have a high ceiling, even if the foot-print of the room is not so big, it will give a sense of space.
- Find creative ways to “save” space by buying high end or bespoke furniture that can serve multiple functions.
- It may seem counter-intuitive but a large piece of art can make a room feel far more expansive than a couple of small pieces.