Look at lighting
Sometimes homeowners – especially those with older homes – have to deal with uncomfortably low ceilings. Spectacular ceilings may be a more recent property trend, but that does not mean you have to live with the feeling of being stuck in a cave. This time, the answer lies in your lighting.
When choosing your home lighting, light bulbs are usually directed towards the light towards the ceiling or towards the ground. Unconsciously, it will also attract our attention in this direction. With this in mind, if you want to create the illusion of having higher ceilings, consider incorporating wall sconces or some other type of indirect lighting.
That said, downlighting, which is typical for table lamps, desk lamps and floor lamps, is not necessarily a bad thing. They are often ideal for lighting the particular characteristics of the room and work perfectly to draw attention where it is needed.
Don’t forget mirrors
When we talk about optical illusions of interior design, there is no way around the cornerstone of interior design advice: if you need to fool the eye, add a mirror. Even today, it’s good advice and it can impact your room in two ways.
On the one hand, adding a mirror to a small room will make it look bigger. In this case, you want to position the mirror on the back wall of the room or on the furthest point of the door. This will help attract viewers to the entire space and get them to take as many square feet as possible.
Mirrors can also help add visual height to a room. Here, choose a vertical mirror, so that the eyes follow this line of sight up to the ceiling.
Choose colors wisely
First of all, we have color. Although it’s probably not hard to believe that the color you choose will radically affect the overall feel of a room, knowing how to use it to your advantage is a different story.
Lighter colors, for example, make a room look bigger. Remember to use whites or lighter neutral colors in places such as narrow rooms or tight living spaces. Be careful in larger rooms though. Sometimes, even though these discreet shades may be perfect for those with modern aesthetics, they can create significant spaces – such as beautiful rooms or open concept spaces – that are striking.
On the other hand, darker shades may give the impression that parts are closed a little. For this reason, we do not recommend using them in restricted areas. However, sometimes, a little proximity can work to your advantage. Consider adding a splash of rich color to your dining room or another space where the goal is to facilitate conversation.