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Create A Sense Of Space In Your New Conversion

Posted by Ellie Crone
23rd August 2018

Even when space is limited in your home, there are a number of tricks that you can use to create a sense of space in your house. Below are some ways that you can create a sense of space in your house.

Sunny Spot

You can use blinds to make your room feel airy and light. The light that is let in by these blinds make the room feel fresh at all times as well as bring out the beauty of certain details of the house such as sash windows and ornate architrave.

Greenery, Pantone's colour of the year 2017

  • Colour Scheme

Bright, light colours can bring a real sense of space to a small room. Using cream or white, matched with splashes of colour on woodwork or the accessories within the room. Pantone’s 2017 colour of the year, greenery, is a fantastic shade to use either on entire walls, or as a feature wall. This has the added bonus of bringing a sense of nature into the home as well as it blurs the boundary between inside and outside.

Dark colours can often make a room seem smaller, however if the room naturally receives a lot of light it can prove to be an effective look, adding character to your home. Dark green gives your house an almost “outdoor” feel, however if green isn’t your thing, check out Pantone’s colour of the year 2018, Ultra Violet, or consider including a dark blue instead. For rooms that are awkwardly shaped, you can create a sense of space and unification by using a tranquil shade throughout.

  • Tiling

Patterned tiles when used in the right way can act as space enhancers in a room. Geometric designs can be used to cheat the eye by incorporating mute and soft shades because it can be perceived as wider in terms of length and breadth. For space such as kitchens and showers, uniform designs can be used to generate a wraparound effect, which makes the room look even bigger.

  • Toning Shade

Toning shade scan be used to enhance the height of a room. For rooms that have very low ceilings, bands on the bottom of the wall can create an illusion that makes the room look higher. Dark shades can be used at the bottom while pale colors go higher to make the feeling of space even more enhanced. Also, applying colors that seem to fade into each other can bring out an ombre effect that enhances the perception of height within a room.

  • Use Of Racks

Instead of having a bulky cupboard, a stylish rack can be used to save on space. A plate rack where some beautiful crockery can be displayed can offer a sense of space while still creating beauty in the house. The most commonly used utensils can also be placed on this rack for easy access.

  • Plain And Simple

Furniture that is placed in a room can enhance the ambience of a room; a plain finish to the wood can remove the sense of being crowded as well as bringing out calmness. You can use a cupboard that has a closed bottom and open top so as to store the larger items below and the decorating pieces on the top.

If you need any help with an upcoming or ongoing loft or garage conversion, extension, or other home improvement project, get in touch with MPK Lofts. With over 25 years experience in the Bristol and Bath area, we offer services from initial design through to completion.

Posted by Ellie Crone
23rd August 2018
MPK Lofts
90 High Street, Hanham Bristol, BS15 3EJ
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