The Importance of Creating an Illusion of Space Inside the Home

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Interior design is not just a skill; it’s also an art. It’s an art in a sense that it speaks uniquely, as well as perceived and implemented differently by everyone. In hindsight, people can create excellent designs with just a few combinations of fabrics, paint, and textures. It also reflects how inspiration, whether in food, design, etc., really is everywhere, as I argue in one of my previous posts.

Essentially, people can mix modern facets with traditional ones in order to come up with sort of a customized feel. To sum it all up, a brilliant interior design features an easy yet functional, sophisticated yet practical approach that indicates a person’s style, personality, and taste. These factors are also apparent when it comes to creating space at home.

Due to economy and convenience, generally large and open houses of the past are reduced to small living spaces. In more ways than one, this signifies a change in lifestyle, which in a way affects how people look at and put a premium on maximizing every inch of the home.

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From the outside to the interior, many focus on creating the feeling and/or the illusions of space. For example, those with spacious backyards can afford having something like a log cabin. This, according to Screwfix, is the “perfect way to add extra room” to a home. Now if designers can’t get inspiration from here, or certain architectural limitations prohibits them to do so, they should know that there are a bevy of ways to incorporate, create, and add/or space inside.

One of the most obvious techniques is to opt for or paint the interiors with light colored materials. A bright room gives the feeling of airiness and space, expanding the area in the process. The same goes when choosing tiles for the bathroom and kitchen. Large, light colored tiles make living spaces bigger than they seem to be.

Another go-to interior design hack is to add a focal point. This gives people, guests or otherwise, a kind of diversion inside, veering their eyes away from what’s going on around the room. In other words, by incorporating an eye-catching central detail, it creates a sense of spaciousness, as well as an aesthetically pleasing feature. It can be anything from a glamorous headboard in the bedroom, or a contemporary and practical décor for the bathroom.

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Headboard by Christine Crowder

Lastly, using vertical and textural design pieces effectively establishes a spacious interior. To make the most of unused perpendicular spaces at home, designers put up shelves and cabinets at height on walls. This feature also provides additional storage – an important facet established earlier – and frees up valuable floor space at home. In terms of texture, people can include either mirrors, which is an age-old way of creating an illusion of a large interior, or digital canvas prints that enhance the mood and set up a feeling of calmness. Furthermore, it presents another focal point inside.

Essentially, people can get inspiration from anywhere, anyone, and just about anything on the Internet. Inside Out, for one, highlights home improvement ideas, while House and Garden underlines the art of designing small spaces. These practical solutions, along with the plethora of tips online, are just some simple ways on how to create a better living space.

And you? Do you have your own tricks that can give an illusion of larger and brighter space? Share it with our tribe in the comment box below or on my social media.

If you need more inspiration for your interiors and you want to create the space that reflects your true needs, you can join me for a FREE 5-day e-mail course Make a Home that Makes Sense to You.

Until next week,

With Loads of love,




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