These days with real estate prices through the roof, finding a big house within budget has become as good as impossible. Although the square feet and area does matter, there are ways to design and construct a house in such a way that it looks more spacious. The interior decor, the colors used, even the way you place your furniture has an impact on whether or not your house will look spacious.
With your home construction company, you can make small structural changes that will maintain the integrity of your house while making it look bigger. Here are 10 ways that will make your house look bigger, limit clutter and make you want to spend more and more time in your home.
Add a wall of windows
Building construction costs in Bangalore may be high, but making small structural changes around the house to make it look bigger in area will not cost you much. Adding windows throughout the house, whether you live in an apartment or bungalow, will instantly make your house look bigger. Windows bring in more light and air, making the space look more open and less congested. They also give the illusion of the outside coming in as one can see everything through the windows.
Adding floor length windows around the house is another great way to maximize the space. French windows and doors are a great alternative to normal wall windows and adding floor length curtains to them will be a great touch.
De-clutter the entrance
Sometimes, all you need to make a space look bigger is removing the clutter that surrounds it. The entrance of your house makes a huge impact on how the rest of the place is perceived. If the entryway is narrow, the best thing you can do is make sure it isn’t cluttered by items like a huge seating space, or a bulky shoe rack. Instead of having lateral furniture, place paintings on the wall in the start of the entryway and add a small seat or shoe rack a little further into the house.
Add custom built-in furniture
Decluttering and windows can only help so much. Another great way to make the most of the space that you have is having furniture that is built in. try to design furniture that can be incorporated into the structure of the house, this way you won’t have to go out of your way to make changes and you will get a tonne of storage space as well.
A great example of built in furniture is having a sofa with a pull out settee with built in shelves for books. This makes for a great reading place and if you build this around the window, it will quickly become your favorite place in the house.
Renovate the doors
Make the doorways as tall and wide as you can while maintaining symmetry within the house. Doors that touch the ceiling give the illusion of a bigger house. Amplify this look by adding lights or molding in or around the doorway. The lights and the molding will draw attention away from the door and create an amazing look.
Having sliding doors in kitchens and dressing rooms also gives more space to work with. Keep the doors open and let the house seamlessly come together without the bulky doors occupying space.
Place mirrors strategically
Using mirrors is another great way to make sure your room looks bigger than what it is. Position mirrors opposite windows to make sure the light is reflected and the place looks expansive. Placing smaller mirrors around the house will also give you the desired effect. This can be done in small hallways, small dressing rooms etc.
Just make sure that whenever you choose to place the mirror, you declutter that place first. While mirrors help in making everything look echoed, they will also make the clutter look double. It is also important that you don’t go overboard with the amount of mirrors you use.
Sometimes, moving furniture around can help create more space and come up with smart seating arrangements. Rearrange furniture around the house in such a way that you have enough space to move around and no path of light gets blocked.
Get furniture that is shaped according to the room so you won’t have to struggle to create a seamless layout. Trying to fit rounded furniture in edges can be tricky and will just be a massive waste of space.
Pay attention to shelves
Adding things to shelves might be all fun and games until you go overboard and the shelves get overloaded. Go easy on the number of books and trinkets you want to display and leave a little empty space on the shelves.
The negative space will work wonders and your room will look less full and more spacious. Instead of using the shelves as storage space, use them as a display case.
Use neutral colors
The use of neutral colors around the house gives a richer and more sophisticated look and feel to any space. Instead of going bold in the living area, choose muted colors like beiges and browns to make your place look more open.
You can add a pop of color with the furniture and decor instead of painting the walls bright.
Choose the right fabric
The kind of fabric you choose around the house makes a huge difference in how it looks too. Using heavy material like wool or velvet should be avoided and instead lighter stuff like cotton and linen should be used wherever possible.
Choose natural materials for furniture
All your upholstery and furniture makes an impact when looked at. Make sure to use natural materials like wood, jute and plants wherever you can to make the place look fresh and welcoming. The colors of natural materials are much softer and blend seamlessly with whatever piece of furniture they are paired with.
With these tips and tricks, you can make your house look more spacious and open.