I have selected some tips and actions you can do in your home environments so that they can look bigger, clearer, brighter and more ventilated, as well as steps you can take to save your rich money.
– Light colors on the walls and lighter still on the ceiling if you want the environment to look taller (paint the ceiling darker if it is too loud and you want to decrease this impression). Light color does not mean everything white, did you? Cold colors have the same effect (blue, green).
– If you want to use a stronger color, use it on the smaller wall and/or the one that receives less light and/or the background. The clarity of the others will minimize the effect of it. If the environment is long, paint one of the smaller walls with a darker shade than the others.
– Dark furniture has the tendency to darken and diminish the environments. To avoid it, when using dark furniture abuse other decorating objects, curtains and walls lighter.
– Furniture with transparent material (glass, acrylic, mirror) give lightness. But also not to be abused so the environment does not get too cold.
– Light curtains, clear and let the windows appear. Heavy curtains over the entire wall make the room look smaller. And by using light curtains you better enjoy the light of day, saving energy.
– Shelves or shelves or narrow and tall furniture allow you to store more things and give the impression that the environment is bigger too. BUT ATTENTION: Do not put too much detail in sight and do not obscure the furniture environment. This creates confusion, poor circulation and gives the impression of less space.
– Do not touch any furniture in the corners. Make the circulation through the corners also and try, if possible, to create “islands” or very separate environments-for dining, for example, in the same area (if necessary).
– Use striped rugs in the direction you want to lengthen. The smaller the environment, the thinner the stripes.
– Small environment=small furniture…That 3-meter sofa will not help your room get bigger, quite the opposite…Small environments are usually best used with WELL-made furniture.
– If the environment is very hot and you can make another window or open a wall, use the principle of cross ventilation: Windows on opposite sides of the environment and on the sides where the wind normally tries to cross the environment, hitting the walls. Do not forget that: If the wind has nowhere to go, it will not enter! (Below, simplified drawing)
– Yes, mirrors give the impression that the environment is bigger and brighten it, but do not overdo the use of mirrors, pay attention to safety and do not place mirrors where light (natural or not) will hit and create unwanted reflections. Attention also to the image that the mirror will reflect: If it is that corner full of things, it will give the impression that there are 2 corners full of things…If the area where you decide to put the mirror is very large, divide the mirror into plates. Ease it all and save your money if it breaks down. Use 6mm mirrors at a minimum. Less than this distorts the image.
– If the environment is less than 2.60 feet tall (height) do not use very tall skirtings as it will look lower.
– Do not fill the furniture environment. Leave spaces for circulation. Harmonize using the void.He is very important.