Give it meters and light! Dress up the window in a magazine without giving up anything. What’s more, adding a few meters or, at least, the feeling of spaciousness!
1. SIDE BY SIDE CURTAINS ON A WALL
A trick with curtains to make the living room look bigger is to cover the entire wall, from side to side, with curtains. That is, do not leave the curtain flush with the window, but if there is only a piece of wall next to the window, cover it with the fabric.
2. NEVER FAILS: SOFT COLORS
That we like shades in neutral tones is an open secret. The colors are not altered (the light received by the room is nuanced without coloring it). But using curtains in white, neutral tones or soft earths is a trick that works to make the room bigger, visually enlarges it because it does not saturate and lets everything fill with light.
3. CURTAINS INSTALLED FROM THE CEILING
Expand the living room with this trick: hang the curtains from the ceiling, from the top of the wall. This will make the ceiling and floor visually move away. You can leave the start of the curtain fabric visible on the ceiling or hidden on a double ceiling.
4. LET THE CURTAINS REST ON THE FLOOR
It is a small detail that becomes an effective trick to make the room look bigger: leave the curtains long with 10 cm of extra fabric so that they rest lightly on the floor and make that “beautiful wrinkle”. It will also seem that the ceiling is soaring, more than it actually is!
5. SIMPLE CURTAINS (AND THEY DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE WHITE)
Less is more, also in terms of curtains to decorate a small room that seems larger. That simplicity is in terms of the composition that dresses the window, the installation of the curtains, and the chosen fabric. But not all simple fabrics with plain and blank. They can be light fabrics in other colors and even with wefts or embroidery.
6. HOW TO HANG THE CURTAINS TO GAIN SPACE?
Again, like tricks to make the living room appear larger, hang the curtains so that as much fabric (in height) as possible can be seen simply. Better installation on rails than on bars (bars occupy visually and “fill” more). If you opt for a bar, make it light and without exaggerated finishes.
7. AND IF WE TALK ABOUT BLINDS
You can also dress the windows in the living room with blinds. The trick to making the room seem bigger, in this case, is that the colors are clear and bright and the type of blind is as simple as possible. Thus, the roller blinds are very straight and tidy (which helps the space to be clear); the folding ones occupy the next position in the ranking and the packet type are the ones that leave the most material in the open and occupy the most.