2. Maximize Floor Space
Instead of losing hope over a small space, concentrate on maximizing the space you already have with the selection of the right wall and floor colours. Use large size and light coloured tiles on the floors of rooms, bathroom and kitchens to make them appear less cluttered and spacious. Using similar light colour on walls and flooring can make a space appear much larger and airy than it actually is.When covering the overall area of the house try to keep the same style of flooring throughout the adjoining rooms. This can create a sense of continuity and give the effect of a larger space. In case you want to create different zones in the same area, like for seating or studying, use floor rugs to achieve the desired look.
People generally avoid putting wood on vinyl flooring in small spaces. With the help of few tips and tricks of laying wood or vinyl flooring the effect it is supposed to produce can be altered. The first and most important point is to make sure that planks, instead of strips are used to lay the floor. The reason behind this being that wide plank flooring has fewer seams and it can create a pattern that is more open and less busy as compared to the pattern created with the use of strips of vinyl and wood.
Make sure that boards/blanks are placed parallel to the longest wall to produce the look of an elongated room. In a few, laying the planks diagonally can make a room look visually bigger by making the eye view the flooring from a different perspective. Same design applied consistently across the home can produce the illusion of more space.
Choose wood or vinyl in neutral tones and simple patterns as light colours, less seams and more subtle grain combined with appropriate colour on the walls and ceiling contribute to producing interiors that looks opened up and spacious.
3. Window Treatments
Maximize the entrance of sunlight/natural light into your room as it serves as one of the best tool to create an illusion of greater space. Ideally leave the windows totally uncovered to allow natural light to flow through freely without any hindrance. Leaving the windows totally uncovered allows your small indoor space to merge with the outdoors and creates an illusion of depth and space.
Use light weight and light coloured curtains in case a window treatment is necessary for the windows. The main point is to keep the window treatments to a minimum. Simple panels that can blend in with the colour of the walls of the room or maybe are slightly lighter in colour than the walls can also help in this regard. Try to keep them apart to allow maximum sunlight into the room.
Elaborate and too fancy window treatments tend to break the continuity of an interior and visually divide the room to create an enclosed look and feel that is not appropriate especially for small areas.
4. Focal Point Creation
The main idea behind a focal point creation is to keep the eye mostly focused at one place. Focusing on one point draws our attention towards it thus allowing the eyes to ignore what is going around in the room. Focal points can help us keep the focus off from the environment, thus creating a sense of spaciousness, as too much going around can kill this sense.
To attain maximum sense of space through the focal point place it in a location that the eye is automatically drawn towards it and the rest of the décor is laid around it in a way that the eye keeps its focus on the focal point and does not wander around at individual elements or surroundings. Focal points can be any prominent piece of décor, item or feature in a room that can draw all the attention towards it.
A striking headboard that extends all the way to the ceiling can definitely create a point of visual interest and thus serve as a focal point.