In an era where spatial square footage is hard to come by within reasonable means, it is up to the designers to come up with ideas that defy the hardships of living in small spaces. Interiors that are small yet spacious at the same time are a definite challenge to design, but rest assured they are certainly very much possible. Today we will be sharing 6 clever interior design hacks that can make your home seem more spacious than it is.
- An open floor structure
An open floor plan may be a contemporary architectural hack, but the open floor structure is its technical interior counterpart. No walls have to be taken down, boundaries between spaces are still maintained – just polished up to be temporary. The interior below shows just how these physical boundaries can be maintained to form a structural entity – in this case, doors – that open up the space whenever and wherever the user sees fit.
- See though design schemes
Creating a tentative solidity in between interiors that need to be opened up is a big no-no. one very basic hack to make any interior seem spacious is to create a flimsy boundary in between spaces with design elements such as media walls and more. In the interior below, you can see just how that can be done without compromising the aesthetics of the theme.
- Alternate in wall-to-wall
While wall-to-wall furniture setting is well and good, especially for narrow interiors, it can also makes the space looked cramped. A nice hack to handle this situation is to alternate all the fixtures that need to go wall to wall. This creates more circulation space and less design hazards.
- Minimal furniture and light colors
In a small space, it is wise to choose a color scheme that is decidedly light in hue. White is, of course the best because of its reflective qualities, but it needs to paired with an equally translucent contrast. The interior below shows a careful amalgamation of a small minimalist interior with a beautifully light color scheme.
- Psychological boundaries
If you’re not a fan of the temporary boundary fixtures then you can always create glass walls with mild steel structures – these are transparent and provide natural 360 visibility throughout the space without compromising the aesthetics at all. These psychological boundaries are one of the best space enhancing hacks out there.
- Mirror in the wall
Enhancing the quality of the space through mirrors is also known as the mirror mirage phenomenon. An entire wall is usually clad up in looking mirror that reflect the opposite space, creating an illusion of an interior that is bigger and much better than the original one. It’s a great hack to double the visuals of a space.