MAKE A ROOM LOOK BIGGER
One trick is to own less stuff, so hold back on your eBay account’ the less clutter the more open and spacious a room feels.
Another trick is to decorate it right. Colour and patterns can make a room appear bigger, as can mirrors and neat furniture.
TIMBER FLOORING, SYDNEY
A rooms flooring can change its entire appearance. The floor is second only to the walls when it comes to a room’s appearance and sense of space. If you want an open feel in a small room avoid complex patterns. Avoid tiles, unless they are large and plain coloured. Small or complex tiles make the room feel overwhelmed with detail, and hence, crowded.
LAMINATE FLOORING, SYDNEY
Laminate floors with plain patterns, like imitation wood, give the reasonably good durability advantages and make the room look open. Lighted colours augment this. Clean neutral laminate flooring in a light colour gives a clean and open look to the room, though the wall décor should give a similar effect.
BAMBOO FLOORING, SYDNEY
Again, light colours and open, neat patterns make the room look bigger. This light neat look is a natural part of Bamboo flooring’s appeal. It can be treated to make the material darker, imitating darker wood, but being closer to the natural colour of Bamboo is actually an advantage here for the spacious look. Always look for Bamboo floor materials that is hardwearing and has no residual formaldehyde.
FLOATING TIMBER FLOORS, SYDNEY
These actually make a room slightly smaller, but only in the vertical direction. Floating floors aren’t directly attached to the floor underneath, they have space or padding in between, but this has an advantage in reducing noise. Less noise bounces around the room, and far less noise is heard outside. For people living in shared accommodation, like strata apartments, this is a huge bonus. He right light and natural colour scheme will give smaller apartments a sense of space.
AS WELL AS THE FLOORING
- Look at lighting. Natural light looks open, and it is cheap if you have windows and skylights. Use electrical lighting that imitates natural lighting.
- Use shades or blinds to control outside light in daytime and privacy later on.
- Storage space that is hidden, under furniture, Bedding and coffee tables.
- The colour palette. Light earthy tones are great for space.