Do you have the Small Room Blues? You live in the spacious Pacific Northwest, yet feel crammed inside your home? Is there a room in your home, when you walk in, you just feel claustrophobic like the walls are closing in? Maybe it’s every room in your house - especially if you’re in an older home. Well, no worries - you don’t have to remodel your home to add the sensation of more space. Budget Blinds in Snohomish County put together a few great tips to create space in your favorite rooms so you don’t have to step out into the open air of Washington in order to breathe with ease.
Light and Bright
Maximize your space by using light and bright colors. Bright white walls will go a long way in opening up your room. Not a huge fan of white? Go for light/pastel versions of green, yellow, pink, purple, or blue. A sky blue is still light and bright enough to give that open feel, while still adding personality to the room. This same rule goes for window treatments. Matchlight and bright window treatments to your light and bright walls. Whether you use blinds, shades, or drapes, the color is important if spaciousness is your goal. If you decide to go with drapes, make sure you choose thin, airy fabric so they don’t weigh down the room.
Trade Out Blinds For Valances
We’re serious. Sometimes less is more. If you have a room that feels dark and closed off, sometimes taking down your blinds, drapes, or shades on a window can actually create the look of more space. Not only is there less bulk to the room, you are also letting in a lot more natural light. Dress up the window with a valance instead to still give it that put together appeal without an extra fluff.
Camouflage With Rods
Listen, we all know the mountains in the Pacific Northwest look much smaller until you are actually climbing from the bottom to the top. That same trick on the eyes goes for window treatments (except smaller to bigger). If you have a small window but want your room to seem larger, creating a bigger window will give the illusion of a bigger room. How do you create a bigger window? Drum roll, please... You use drapes and rods! Instead of hanging your drapes on rods to match the width of your window, let your rods extend past the window on each side. You can add up to an extra 15 inches on each side, creating an appearance of a much larger window.
Mirrors and Rugs
Similar to the “smoke in mirrors” saying, you can use mirrors and rugs strategically placed around your room, to trick the eye by seemingly adding space to the overall feel. A mirror, especially placed opposite a window, will reflect not only the room itself but also anything outside the window for a much broader illusion. Rugs, in turn, help break up space by sectioning off part of the room, which again gives the appearance of more room available.
No matter if you live in Snohomish, Mill Creek, Woodinville or Everett, feeling free to move and breathe in your own home is important. Definitely enjoy our great outdoors when possible, but also create your own getaway in your home, even in your smallest room. You’ll be amazed how you a little extra space will make a big difference.
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