Optical Illusion To Expand Your Living Room With Minimal Efforts

The proper distribution, correct use of color, the play of volumes and shapes… These tricks that only the decorator’s eye sees cause the perception to be of greater amplitude and size.

BOOST CEILING HEIGHT

If the living room is small, but with high ceilings, it is a plus when it comes to making it feel bigger. But in any case, an optical illusion is to visually separate ceiling and floor, move them apart. To do this, you must resort to vertical lines. A ribbed or slatted cladding, moldings that create elongated and narrow rectangular shapes, thin pendant lamps that draw lines with their cables…

WINDOWS AND VIEWS

If you have open views, let them be seen well from the living room. You will have the feeling that the wall that limits the space vanishes. That is why it is also a good resource to create the optical illusion of transparency and it is achieved with large windows. Make a note: create a gazebo with L-shaped glass and expand the glazed area and you will have a well-used and comfortable small living room.

THAT LIGHT TONES PREVAIL

White is the brightest and reflects light. But also neutral and soft tones are the most recommended because their perception does not saturate and will make the brain feel more spacious in the room. So you can also play with optical illusions through color. Choose the most voluminous furniture in a small room in a light tone.

A WIDE WALL DECORATION

Create an optical illusion of spaciousness for the main wall of the living room. For this, you must take care of the choice of its decoration. Opt for a large XXL-size painting or a composition with several medium-sized sheets, but occupying most of the wall, from side to side the length of the sofa. If you “extend” the elements that decorate the partition, you expand the front horizontally.

REMOVE PARTITIONS

A very real optical illusion is achieved by knocking down partitions. It opens the living room to the adjoining room when it is small. By eliminating visual barriers that cut there is continuity and the space is expanded. The meters seem more even if you only gain a few real centimeters of use.

REPLACE WALLS WITH GLASS ENCLOSURES

If you don’t want to knock down partitions, opt for the magical and aesthetically pleasing glazed interior enclosures. The more glass surface they have, the better. But use them wisely so you don’t lose support space. It may be better to create a blind wall at mid-height and place the enclosure at the top. It is useless glazing to the ground to see the back of a piece of furniture.

 

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Author: Renata Kralevska

 

A passionate female writer, I specialize in articles about architecture and home interiors. I love sharing insights and inspiration to help readers create beautiful and functional living spaces.

 

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