The Illusion of Space


What’s a great way to create zones in your home? How does one create the illusion of more space in a smaller home? These are some of the pressing questions that go through our thoughts as we look around our home. Fret no more. The good news is here for the taking – there is a way if there is a will. Here’s how.


What’s a great way to create zones in your home? How does one create the illusion of more space in a smaller home? These are some of the pressing questions that go through our thoughts as we look around our home. Fret no more. The good news is here for the taking – there is a way if there is a will. Here’s how.
 
If you’ve got a large living room, installing an entire wall is not always an option. The best way to make it a lil’ more cosy, intimate and practical for the family is to divide it into different sections instead. This is achievable by applying different colours on the walls to create a subtle division which in return gives one the illusion of a separate zone. The pick here is this one corner that is painted in Jotun’s 1434 Elegant - a darker shade, as opposed to the rest of the living room which works wonders for this space! It creates an illusion that the space is a lot bigger than it is but also helps produce contrast and variety in that single space.


You may have noticed that the bookshelf is also painted in the same shade. Grey would have been a preferred choice however it doesn’t seem to sit too well with the rest of the colour scheme of the interior. A better choice of option therefore is simply to use black again which may sound a little too bold of a shade for some but if you are up for the challenge, you will see how it makes a world of difference to the house.

These choices will see the furniture popping and clearly getting more attention. While evenings will get darker in this nook, the setting can be applied to make it cosy and warm with soft lighting or reading lights.


A clever trick to making the shelf trendy is to place books or magazines with images in the same pantone. This gives a cleaner expression and allows for the books the attention it deserves. Try it! And have fun while you are at it. You will never know how great and awesome this one space can look till you try it!


Credits: Adapted from Nina Holst’s (Interior Blogger) article featured on http://lady.inspirasjonsblogg.jotun.no/