Working with Illusions
The three dimensional space is a tricky thing to manipulate – one wrong turn and you can end up with an area that is too cramped or too broad. Space has to be manipulated just right in order to achieve maximum results. When you start designing an interior, you have to carefully hog the space and allocate it to the general taskmasters – while materials can have a heavy handed impact, what matters most is the dimensions of an area. You cannot let loose on an already small space, but can definitely make it seem larger. This appropriation can be achieved by a number of tricks but only if you know how to apply them right. Below, we would be looking at these illusive techniques to study the mold of interior space.
Height is an important factor to consider when you are designing an interior. You have to take in account the leeway of the false ceiling, the fans, the ducting for central air conditioning and so much more. As such, it can be tricky to implement a good ceiling strategy in a small interior space. In these conditions, what you can do is go the way of double height. When you double the height of any room, it can create an illusion of a bigger, better and brighter space. This atrium like effect can also lend an air of grandiose to your rooms.
When you want to divert attention from a certain part of an interior aspect, you can achieve that by creating a funky focal point in the opposite direction. It does not matter if that distraction is a pattern or an object – as long as it stands out while still conforming to the interior space, you have managed to articulate this concept very elegantly.
Proper lighting can make or break or space. A large part of integrating the indoors with the outdoors consist of letting in the right ratio of natural light into interiors. Another good chunk of designing comes to fruition when you amalgamate it well with the right concept of artificial lighting. Together, these two ideas make parts of a whole.
When you want to make a large space a little bit more concave, you can cramp it down by using a large amounts of dark, solid colors and materials. These have a tendency to make the interior space sturdier than it actually is.
Another trick to creating an illusion of a bigger space is by meticulously designing see through aspects in already existing interior space. These aspects can come together to define a more open articulation of an interior theme. You can make these see through objects more pragmatic and useful than a mere aesthetic quality – a book case in a window portal is a prime example.