Hello dear readers, today I come to you with a new section on my blog name " The Talk". This part of the blog is dedicated to you guys, and questions that you may have regarding design or architecture. Each week I will choose a topic and I will link it to a particular project in order to give you bits of advices and tips on how to come up with a solution.
One question that I hear the most is how can someone maximize the space in a small apartment or studio, a lot of person thinks that you have to be a pro in order to create a spacial illusion but it's not true. By simply using specific tricks, I can assure you that you can make a mouse house look like a mansion. This week I choose an amazing project name UIO16 from the design Studio U-Style, This project is the perfect one to illustrate each tip that I will share with you, moreover the interior design is so stunning that you guys can actually take inspiration from it.
1- Create a visual separation between each living area
It is important for the eyes to see a clear visual separation, this will create the impression of a bigger space that can be multifunctional thanks to it's wide. To achieve that you can use room dividers, I have an entire article about them and how to choose the best one that suits your desire
(link: https://www.aestheticmuse.com/blog/inspiration-room-divider-with-stunning-design). Or you can achieve it by using types of furniture suited for each living area.
2- Choose pieces of furniture with the right scale
This tip is really important, as we know, scientifically when we have a contrast between sizes within a space, the eyes tend to widen the room. Therefore you should always try to play with the scales of your furniture by choosing taller pieces and shorter ones. The goal is to make the windows, the doors, and the roof appear taller.
Extra tips: privilege types of furniture with thin supports like this white shelf or this low table, the less bulky your furniture are the more space you have left.
3- Paint an accent wall
An accent wall is a wall which is different from the others and therefore will draw the attention. The is no particular rules on how and what to choose when it comes to accent walls, but here is my advice.
The goal is to create the illusion that your room is more spacious then it actually is right? well, I advise you to choose a neutral color for the other walls and a vibrant color for the accent wall. This trick will help you to bring light to the room. As we can see with the UIO16 interiors, the designers decided to separate the accent wall by keeping one part of the wall in white, this clever idea gives the sense that the room is larger. The eye of the viewer will tend to create a connection between the two accent walls, but the fact that there is a break between the two will enlarge the vision.
4- Use light to your advantage
Natural light and artificial light will be your "Raigeki" (this is a reference to Yugioh, I was a big fan), but more seriously, light is the most important factor when it comes to a house. Big windows will help natural light to enter easily which will create a feeling of openness and therefore make the room appear bigger. Artificial lights are also important, put them in strategic places. When it come to ceiling light, favor pending light since they are a great way to make the ceiling appear higher.
5- Put details in your interior
The expression "the devil lays in the details" has never been that accurate, guys, details are keys. You have to accessorize the space with the elements you are the more comfortable with, but in the process, keep in mind that:
- You should choose pieces of furniture that are multifunctional (ex: sofa bed)
- You should draw the attention with unique decorations pieces (ex: put a painting on the walls for a visual impact)
- You should decide on a color palette for your interior, in order to stretch and unify the space at the same time
I hope you guys enjoy this post, apart from the incredible articles I wrote about those amazing projects, I wanted to offer a new place where we can connect and I can offer you my bits of advice on different questions you may have. In my opinion, it is one of the best way for our community to connect more so don't hesitate on sending me your suggestion and don't forget to comment below or like this post if you found it useful.
I will finish by inserting more picture from the UIO16 project just in case you guys are looking for decoration ideas for your house ♡