Understanding Space and It’s Illusion
To every individual, space has a different meaning. There are various ways of defining space, it could be comfort, a room for thought, a breathing space and more. A spacious room is known to give rise to an open mind. However, the challenge is to get the most out of fixed (and often very limited) spaces. In a home, isn’t just the space, but the elements that you add (or subtract) that defines the space. Every element has a certain texture, color, shape and size that plays a key role in defining space.
Here are a few tips you would like to consider while designing your home:
1. Consider Scale and Proportions:
It is always recommended to maintain a balance between the size of a room and the bulkiness of the furniture you fill it with. A large piece of furniture in a small room could cramp the space and small furniture in a large room would look ill-chosen. The idea is to maintain the balance and this can be done by judiciously adding a mix of small and large furniture.
2. Make your room clutter free:
It is good to add furniture; however, that won’t solve the problem. When too many objects are added to spaces they create unwanted distortions. It’s useful to only acquire what you need and rid yourself of unnecessary elements. Space out all objects and maintain a level of minimalism. Clutter free homes are known to give space to minds. If you would like to know more about clutter-free homes, click here.
3. Vertical spaces matter equally:
We tend to calculate space by length and width of a room, forgetting its height aspect. The ceiling plays a major role in creating the space illusion, but it depends on how you design your home. Here’s a simple tip to save up on space: You could scrap the floor lamp and add it as a ceiling light. Also, you can paint pillars in bold colors and cover rest of the walls with soft pastel colors, thereby highlighting details within the space.
4. Avoid contrasting floors:
It is always recommended to avoid a floor contrasting with the walls of a room as it conveys the actual size of the room, rather than creating the illusion of space. While it might seem interesting to experiment with contrasting colors, however a choice of similar and coordinating colors of the floor and walls can trick the eye, creating a great space illusion.
5. Simplistic Windows:
A home is best lit in natural light. For windows, a simplistic frame will simply do good as it would blend with the walls. In case the frame has too many designs, you could balance that by adding curtains that are solid colors. If you aspire a contemporary look, we suggest you add venetian blinds.
At the end we would like to tell you that designing is not only about the look of a home, but it is also about the art of creating the illusion of spaces. We at House Of Hiranandani understand the advantages of optimizing living spaces, as one can see in our luxury apartments in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Always remember that there are infinite ways to visualize and design your home space.