11 decorator secrets: how to make any room bright and airy

Create a few reasonable ideas into reality, and even the most gloomy room will literally breathe light and fresh air.

1. Simple silhouettes

Clean shapes and minimal textures are the basic formula for a light and airy interior. There is nothing more pleasing to the eye than a clear and distinct, but not intrusive geometry: laconic furniture, straight or slightly rounded corners, simple-shaped carpets. This approach to the situation is the key to an easy and psychologically easy space.

2. Light background

The whitewashed ceiling and the same walls are no longer a novelty today, so pay attention to light, but more interesting shades: ecru, milky, mint, sage, and lavender. For flooring, choose bleached oak, light-colored carpet, or a neutral shade of laminate. Remember – the maximum visual effect of illumination can be achieved due to the overall light range of the floor, ceiling and walls.

3. Catchy accents

No matter how contradictory it may sound, light shades should not fill the entire space. If you correctly use dark silhouettes and a couple of bright accents on a light canvas, you will get the bonus of additional volume due to the emphasized geometry.

4. Minimum of textiles

Good textiles in the interior are undoubtedly one of the most important components of the situation. However, in rooms where there is not enough light and volume, textile design should be treated especially carefully. The number of types and textures of fabrics should be minimal, and the textures should be as simple as possible. Therefore, do not get carried away with all kinds of blankets, pillows, tablecloths, and heavy curtains.

5. Lucky Reflection

The mirror is our best friend when it comes to making space look bigger. The ability of mirror surfaces, including crystal and metal elements, to visually expand and brighten interiors is simply magnificent because they can significantly deepen the room and literally double the amount of light in the room. Therefore, place such objects opposite light sources.

6. Integral storage

The fewer free-standing cabinets, shelves, and chests of drawers – the cleaner and more voluminous the interior looks. If you want to visually expand the space, create one spacious storage system behind a solid color matte facade without handles, with a push-to-open system. Remove dust-collecting structures: hanging cabinets, shelves, chests of drawers along the walls – all this hides space.

7. The principle of minimalism

If you want to unload the space visually, the easiest way is to do it physically. Do not leave anything superfluous – unnecessary things, excess decor, or furniture. It is better to add a couple of large paintings to the wall than a few shelves with all sorts of things.

8. Experiment with relief

The relief structure will also help to visually increase the space, as it is an excellent alternative to textured wallpaper. Due to the refraction of light, the relief creates a sense of volume, and, therefore, its direction allows you to adjust the geometry of the room.

9. Multilevel illumination

As for artificial lighting, remember that in a cramped room, one chandelier in the middle of the ceiling will not be enough. You need a few more lamps located around the perimeter: sconces on the walls, floor lamps, and a couple of table lamps. The presence of several layers of light will make the room more airy and spacious.

10. Blurred boundaries

This is a more complex, but very effective technique, and its main goal is to deceive our brain and eyes. Zoning an open plan with ceilings, using matte surfaces, continuing the flooring on the wall, or playing with the color of the walls in the rooms copes well with this.

11. High ceiling

You can increase the room not only in width but also in height. If your apartment has ceilings of a standard height, you can visually raise them using a ceiling cornice, high doors, and vertical ornaments on the walls. One way to make a small room or an entire apartment seem bigger is to paint the walls and ceiling in the same color.

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