Are you looking to make your home appear big than it is? One of the best ways to do that is by getting new window treatments installed. There are other creative ways to make your home appear bigger, but with window coverings, you won’t need to knock down any walls or create extra space for your things. At Creative Window Coverings, we are window covering professionals in Southern California, and have a plethora of window treatment options that will help make your home appear bigger.
One of the best window treatment options that can be used to make your home look bigger is window shades and blinds. Here is how you can use them in your home:
Ø Choose low-profile shades
Intricate, billowing, and large shades like cellular shades, and Roman shades are perfect for enhancing the beauty of any home. However, the design of these shades can make your room look smaller, which is why you should opt for low-profile shades. There are plenty of options in low-profile shades, and our recommendation will be roller shades, which are great at complementing the interior of the room.
Ø Install sheer shades for natural light and openness
Dark, thick, and heavy shades can appear majestic in rooms, but they aren’t the best choice for small rooms. If you want to install shades in a small room, you should choose sheer shades, which are perfect, because they allow a lot of natural light into the room and are unobtrusive from a visual point. When natural light enters the room in large amounts, it will make the room appear look and feel larger as well.
Ø Hang a mirror facing your windows and window coverings
One of the best ways to make a room appear larger is by hanging a mirror in front of the window covering. The placement of the mirror will enhance the effect of the windows and will also increase the amount of natural size coming inside the room.
Ø Choose light colored shades
Dark colors are great for making a bold statement and will match the décor and furniture of a room, but they also make the room appear smaller. If you want to make your room appear larger you should choose light colored shades. We recommend white or off-white fabric shades to maximize the effect of making your room appear larger than it is, while it will also promote feelings of calmness.
Ø Think vertical for rooms with low ceilings
A lot of homes in Southern California have vaulted ceilings, but if your home has traditional low ceilings, then you can use a great trick for making the ceiling appear higher. The best way to do that is by mounting the window covering close to the ceiling, which will create a sense of verticality in the room.
If you want to learn more about how to use shades to make your home look bigger, visit Creative Window Coverings today!