Lack of space is a frequent problem today, and many homeowners are looking for ways to make their home feel bigger. We’ve gathered some common mistakes that you can make while decorating and that will make your space look smaller, let’s have a look what to avoid.
Extremely Large Sofas
Everyone loves large corner sofas that can accommodate all your friends who came to see you but remember that if your space isn’t an open layout one with enough space, such a sofa will make the room feel smaller. An oversized corner sofa can be placed only in a large open-space layout, and if you don’t have it but still need some seating solutions, go for loungers and comfy chairs or armchairs.
Not Enough Light
Not having enough light will make any space look smaller than it is. To avoid it, use several layers of light: a chandelier, some lamps and lights, additional spot lights and maybe candles. If you don’t know how to add lights to achieve a harmonious look, try string lights – they match any interior, make it welcoming and inviting, and can be attached on any wall or hung as a curtain.
Too Dark Walls
Moody interiors are extremely popular today, and all dark shades seem to be welcome but keep in mind that your space will look much smaller with them. Light-colored walls are much better to make your room more spacious, and if you really want something dark or colorful, think over having an accent wall – nothing else is required here, besides accent walls are very popular.
Too Many Matching Colors+No Patterns
Most designers advise to keep the interior white if it’s small – it will visually expand the space and will be easy to match but such a space will look too sterile. Don’t make your interior too matching – whatever color or shade you’ve chosen, add some accents and touches in contrasting or similar shades. It will make your space more interesting, personal and welcoming, while adding bold prints here and there will make everyone forget that the room is tiny and look only at them. You don’t need much – just some rugs, curtains or pillows, and that’s it.