One of the best interior design tips you can learn is how to make your home feel more spacious than it really is. A interior design consultant can teach you how to incorporate the right colors, furniture, and lighting tips to create the illusion of space. Choosing the right pieces and layout of your home can be overwhelming for anyone. At Designer’s Mark we can assist the process by guiding you and your designer through the endless labyrinth of product choices. With 27 years in the industry, we have learnt a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t, what’s available and what trends are coming. We guarantee your designer will find the right selections at our showroom.
Who says you need to do a renovation to transform your living space? Here are our best interior designer tips to make your space feel larger than it actually is!
Just like magicians love to use mirrors for illusions, so do interior designers. Using mirrors in your home is a great way to make it feel larger than it really is.
Mirrors reflect light which adds depth to your living area and makes it feel airier and more spacious. A big bonus is that they’re a timeless accessory and look great in any home. Be sure to place your mirrors strategically throughout your home to create the idea of extra living space. A mirror that is placed opposite a window will reflect lots of light and make a small room feel spacious and open.
If you’re looking for a statement piece, Designer’s Mark showcases a posh selection of exquisite mirrors from luxury designers like Noir, Uttermost, and John Richard that will make anyone stop and stare. Don’t have time to visit the Designer’s Mark showroom in person? The Designer’s Mark Online Store gives anyone with a smartphone access to an impressive collection of truly elegant pieces!
Choose A Monochrome Color Scheme
While bright colors can be a lot of fun, they can also be rather distracting in a small space. Monochromatic colors are generally easier on the eye, creating the idea of more space. Lots of color or dark colors can start to appear like clutter to the eye, which is not helpful when you want a space to appear bigger. Choose colors like white, beige, or gray to make your space feel larger than it is.
Pick Your Furniture Wisely
Choosing the right furniture for your space is essential when you don’t have a lot of room to work with. Another good design tip is to avoid putting large, clunky furniture pieces in a small room. They take up too much space and are totally unnecessary. It’s a good idea to choose a couch or sofa that is raised by legs as this allows for more light around the bottom. Light colored, minimalist furniture pieces are a great way to make your small space feel open.
The Designer’s Mark Boca Raton showroom boasts 3,000 square feet of exclusionary indoor furniture collections and exclusive accessories. Choose from exclusive designer furniture brands like Bruce Andrews, Caracole, Donghia, Rene Cazares, Uttermost, Lectus, Made Goods, and countless others. For added convenience, you can also visit the Designer’s Mark Online Store to shop our furniture from the comfort of your own home. Psst… we offer free local pick-up!
Avoid Lots of Clutter
Side tables and open shelves are notorious for collecting lots of trinkets. There is nothing worse for a small space than lots of clutter. Avoid collecting clutter wherever possible and store things in a closed cabinet. You can incorporate multi-purpose furniture pieces like an entrance hall bench that also has space to store your shoes. Or a TV stand with cupboard doors to store your remotes and board games.
Want to design your space like a professional interior designer? It’s fine to display your favorite collectibles or accessories, but instead of consuming the space with stuff, try choosing just a few pieces. Not only does it reduce clutter and make the area feel more organized, but it also makes the space easier to clean and draws more attention to the decorative items you love. If you’re looking for some inspiration, Designer’s Mark carries some of the most exclusive accessories and designer brands to make the most of your home’s interior.
Use Low Lighting Where You Can
Unfortunately, ceiling lights create shadows, which can make your space seem even smaller. A great way to create more space with lighting is to keep the lighting low wherever possible. Try incorporating floor lamps and desk lamps to use light to your advantage. Luckily, Designer’s Mark offers a variety of lighting options from highly coveted brands for you to choose from. Art & Alchemy, Eichholtz, Currey & Company, and Hubbarton Forge are just a few of the A-list lighting brands you can expect to find when you come to Designer’s Mark.
Keep Flooring Consistent
An important tip to remember in a small space is to keep flooring consistent. If you’ve got an open plan apartment for example, avoid using a large rug in the living room and nothing in the kitchen. If the flooring is the same throughout, it can make the space feel longer. Instead, try breaking up the area with smaller rugs that work well with one another in terms of color and design. For extra impact, consider custom rugs. They’re a great way to add a one-of-a-kind character to your space while also protecting your floor.
Boca Raton’s Best Interior Design Consultants
With decades of experience in the interior design industry, we have the resources to help you create the ideal space for you and your family. Another good tip, hire a designer. The added cost will bring added value and take the stress of navigating the process. Decorating your home should be filled with fun and happy memories. We can help create those memories with you.
If you’re ready to make your mark, then give Designer’s Mark a call today at 561-961-4149! Or visit our Boca Raton showroom for more inspiration.