Using Window Treatments to CREATE SPACE

(Image: The primary objective in interior design is to maximize the functionality and aesthetic of a space. Sometimes, in order to do that, you have to trick the eye into seeing more space than there actually is. This gives the illusion of an open, airy home - even for those with low ceilings or limited square footage. Window treatments are one of the biggest tools that an interior designer can use to make any space feel bigger. Here are some tips and tricks you can use when selecting window treatments that will give the illusion of a larger space: Play Up The Height. One of the most common reasons a room might feel small or cramped is a low ceiling. But raising a ceili

OPTIMIZING SPACE in an open floor plan

(Image: Homes with open floor plans are really popular because of their versatility and airy interior design potential. The biggest challenge with open concept living, however, is determining how to cleverly define the space. The key is to make the most out of the home that you have, whether it’s a smaller studio apartment or an open-format contemporary home. Here are a few design elements you can utilize to designate functional areas within your open floor plan: Structural Features. One of easiest ways to define particular spaces or “rooms” within an open floor plan is to embrace the architectural elements of your home. Allow any ceiling beams, window placement, expose

HOME SWEET H—OFFICE? - Finding Space for a Home Office

COVID-19 has changed the world we live in - and the world we work in. All of a sudden, many people are living both their “work life” and their “life life” from home. Starting to go crazy without a home office? You’re not alone! Luckily, there are a few interior design tricks that will help you create a designated work space in the comfort of your home. If you have a guest bedroom, den, or formal dining room, then creating an office may be as simple as moving some furniture around. If you don’t have a “spare” room to work with, then you’ll have to get creative. Remember, your home office needs to be a functional space for the work you’re doing and a peaceful area where you can focus your mind

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