By Sierra Zaccagnino
Now that summertime is finally here, everyone wants that fresh, perfect bedroom! Every space can be improved upon and appear larger with some illusions and tricks that can be applied to any room, not just bedrooms. Both space and color are two major factors that impact atmosphere and interior design, which is why it’s important to focus on these concepts first.
If you have a small, cramped room and want to make your room seem larger, you don’t need to break down walls to do so. There are some simple adjustments that can make a world of difference. For starters, ditching window treatments to let more natural light in will create the effect of a more open space. However, if you’re a more private person, then try sheer white drapes instead. This will allow more light, and it will still provide a clean, breezy look that gives the room more depth.
Another easy trick is to add more mirrors and reflective surfaces in a space. Doing this creates an illusion of depth by bouncing light deep into the room. Also, more vertical mirrors draw the eyes up and down, making the room appear bigger.
Sometimes too much furniture in a room is what makes it feel clustered, which is why multifunctional pieces are always a desirable choice. These items can combine two or more essential home pieces into one, which saves space in an interior. Some examples of this are sofa beds, chairs that house shelving units, transformable tables, etc. Doing this also creates a low-mass concept, making the room more simplified. It is always better to have fewer larger pieces of furniture in a room than having lots of small decorative pieces.
Whether you change your window treatments, add more mirrors, incorporate multifunctional furniture into your room, or do something entirely different, the amount of ways there are to improve the interior design of a space is limitless. Not only is space a big part of interior design, but color also has a high significance in the atmosphere and structure.
Simply color coding items in a room, such as books or clothes, produces a more organized appearance. But if you feel that you’ve done this, and you still feel your room is unorganized, you should try a monochromatic color scheme. A monochromatic color scheme uses different tints and shades of the same color to create unity. Some people believe that choosing colors for a room is a fun and enjoyable task, but for other it proves to be stressful. By using monochromatic colors, the stress of finding colors that harmonize well with each other is eliminated.
Although picking colors should not be a miserable task, sometimes a color can either make or break a room. If you’re interested in repainting your room, try using light colors on the walls to make the space appear larger. In contrast, dark wall colors make a room appear smaller. Most people tend to prefer a larger room, but if you enjoy the coziness of a smaller room, then try adding an accent wall in your room because they break up a space.
The atmosphere of a space affects your mood and behavior throughout the day, which means that your bedroom should reflect your own personality. So, hopefully you can find time this summer to redecorate, repaint, or redo anything about your room to create a more enjoyable and pleasant atmosphere!
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