In the past, downsizing into smaller spaces was cause for embarrassment. These days, it’s becoming a healthy trend. People move into the countryside and build off-grid tiny homes or make do with equally small apartments in big cities to save money. There’s no denying the economic advantages but tiny spaces can wake up the claustrophobia in anyone. One way to combat this is with smart interior painting decisions.
High ceilings help to open up even the smallest spaces. If you can’t get a home with a high ceiling, create the effect. Painting the ceiling a much lighter shade or color than the rest of the rooms can help to make it appear higher than it really is. That illusion makes the space much more comfortable.
When people finally get their own space to decorate, they can go a little crazy with the colors. This is natural. You want to experiment and leave your own stamp on the place. In tiny spaces, however, try to limit that individuality to light colors. If white is too bland for you, consider light tans or cool greys.
Continuity is what helps tiny spaces to look bigger. Using multiple colors in different sections chops up the already tiny space into different pieces, making it look even smaller. To get the best of both worlds, people use different shades of the same color in various sections. This creates some diversity without breaking the continuity.
There’s nothing worse than a small, dark space. Add some natural light by moving large furniture away from the windows and using lighter curtains. If you don’t have a lot of natural light, add more lighting inside. Mirrors and other shiny accents also help to better reflect that light into every corner of the space.
Interior painting is a simple change that many people use to update tiny spaces. The key is keeping it simple and ensure it is professionally done.