Creating an Illusion

Is your bedroom too narrow? Is the ceiling in your kitchen too low? Is your living room too spacious? Many of us have at least one room in our home that does not feel quite right in terms of proportion. However, you don’t merely have to put up with it. Through the use of some clever decorating tips you can actually alter a room’s proportions.

How to make your ceiling appear higher.

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A low ceiling can easily make a room feel crammed and cluttered. However, a great way to counteract this is through the use of vertically striped wallpaper. This makes the ceiling appear higher because your eyes are drawn from the bottom of the stripes upwards, thus literally stretching the length of the wall. The great thing about this tip is that stripes are extremely fashionable at the moment and look well suited in any room.

How to make a room appear wider.

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Just as you can use vertical stripes to make a room appear taller, you can use horizontal stripes to make a room feel wider than it is. Again this is fashionable, versatile, and there is a wealth of fantastic striped wallpaper patterns available today.

How to make a room feel more spacious.

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There are rooms in the home, such as the kitchen and bathroom, which appear extremely busy no matter how much you try to keep things simplistic. After all, these are rooms whereby a lot of appliances are kept. A lot of people would assume that plain decor would be the best way to generate a more spacious feel. However, it is quite the opposite. A checker floor pattern is actually the recommended solution.

How to make a big room feel cosier.

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The best way to make a large room feel smaller is to use a large print wallpaper. Make sure you use this on all walls, don’t just go for an accent wall. This will enclose the area and make it appear a lot more intimate.

How to make loft rooms less awkward in shape.

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Most loft rooms tend to be awkward in space, this is especially in relation to the ceiling. The best way to counteract this is through focusing on the one part of the room that is likely to be normal with regards to size and shape; the floor. Go for regular geometric shaped pattern carpets, such as squares.

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