Ways to increase the visual space
In the community of architects and designers, a set of optical techniques that help to visually increase your living space is relevant.In this review, we will offer you a few tricks that you can apply to change your home.
The first method: connecting several rooms
Studio apartments are very relevant in a creative environment. The studio allows you to organize a full-fledged space even in a small apartment. But such a design is suitable for people who want to be alone with themselves than families with children.
It is possible to merge rooms not only “high”, but also “wide”. For a country house would be more appropriate reception “second light”. It when there are no overlappings between floors, from here also the spacious room with ceilings in 2 floors is created.
The next option for a house of several floors: one room per floor. For example, on the ground floor you can only arrange office space and kitchen, on the first – living room, on the second floor – bedroom.
But back to the apartments.
Tip: no need to litter living rooms with unnecessary items.
Extending partitions extend the boundaries of the visual perspective to the size of the whole apartment. If the partition is low – the rooms are divided only partially, without touching the visual connection. This will give you the opportunity to arrange more interior items. No other ceiling finish has such a wonderful effect as an increase in space. Only a mirrored ceiling can compete.
Reception two: the use of glossy surfaces, glass, mirrors.
An additional height to the room is given by the gloss of the stretch ceiling. This helps and mirror reflection of the interior in the stretch ceiling.
Mirrors, here is a tried and tested method of fashion and time. In modern design mirrored doors are usually made of cabinets and doors. Reflection doubles and creates unusual angles. And the room becomes more spacious and more interesting than it actually is.
Furniture made of plastic and clear glass, it seems tiny and airy. Even a table that requires a lot of space, made of glass, due to the transparency of the tabletop, does not cause any constraints in the living room or dining room.
The kitchen is a place where the hosts spend a considerable amount of time. You can use – “space style”: the surface of aluminum, stainless steel construction, glass, leather. Glossy reflective surfaces, easy furnishing, transparent glass perfectly solve the set task.
Reception the third: game of form and color
Non-standard forms in the decor of the room and the atmosphere affect the perception of space. Lamps, curtains, special (for example, spherical) construction of walls, arches, change our understanding of space. An interesting case of this technique is the diagonal arrangement of the walls. The walls are tilted at an angle, and not standing straight, and the ceiling area exceeds the floor area. This non-standard solution is called an “inverted attic”.
Open shelves of different formats with lighting give the room an extra scale. Such a properly installed rack, will allow the network supporting structures and communications. Also, it will allow to store books and other trifles.
Painting or photo wallpapers with 3D effect, creating the illusion of volume and erasing the boundaries between the image and reality, also became quite popular in modern decoration.
Be sure to use the “correct” colors in the wall decoration. For example, light colors and soothing shades expand the boundaries of space.
Observe the laws of perspective. It is known that objects that are far away seem much smaller.