There are many ways that you can make the rooms in your house seem bigger than they are without the need to cut down on clutter or blow down walls. One of the ways in which you can make your house feel bigger is with the proper lighting!
Where you place lighting can be crucial on whether it is going to make the room look bigger.
Where To Place Lamps
One of the places you should put a lamp is in the corner of the room, which then allows for the rest of the room to be brought to light. Floor lamps are relatively inexpensive and with the right LED light bulbs can produce a lot of light for a room.
In a kitchen, you might want to also consider putting lights up on the wall, hanging pendant lights over counters or sinks, and placing lighting under your white kitchen cabinets so that they aren’t taking up space on the floor, therefore, allowing the light to reach further.
When you are cleaning and preparing food, kitchen lighting can be really important!
If you want to cut down on your utility bills, why not take advantage of the most abundant light source known to man, natural light!!!
Allowing plentiful amounts of natural light into the room not only enhances the space in the room but can also have a positive effect on your mood and mental health, allowing more vitamins to access your body through sunlight. And of course, going back to the original point that you don’t have to pay for natural light, so you’re also reducing your carbon footprint at the same time. These benefits are just one of the advantages of making the most of natural light.
Take advantage of windows to allow natural light to come into your house. Avoid dark drapes and bulky shades that block light from coming in and darken the areas around the window.
One trick that home decorators use is hanging curtain rods above window frames closer to the ceiling to make windows look bigger. Don’t be tempted to eliminate curtains altogether because they create a cozy ambiance in the home.
A good way to save space is to use wall lights and wall lamps if installing recessed lighting in your ceiling isn’t an option. By getting lights on the wall or hanging from the ceiling, you are able to disperse the lighting better and not waste floor space with floor lamps.
You’ll ideally want the light to be shining on to the floor from above. After all, if your floor is made visible, this will immediately make the room feel bigger. You might also want to opt for cabinets, counters, and worktops that are a light color such as cream or white, which help to reflect both artificial and natural light much better than darker tones. This needn’t be expensive as you can look online for kitchen cabinets for sale from wholesalers across the country at affordable prices you can actually afford. You can also paint solid wood furniture in other rooms like dining tables, bureaus, end tables and more in lighter tones like white and beige.
Another pro tip is to paint your walls in light colors like gray, beige, and warm whites. These lighter neutrals reflect the light whether it be from natural light or an artificial source a lot more effectively so that the room can look a lot bigger and a lot brighter.
So if you want to enhance the space in any or all of the rooms in your home, these are just some of the ways in which you can use lamps and natural light to your advantage in order to make the room look and feel more spacious at the same time.