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How to create the illusion of an open space

Use sheer curtains to allow light to flourish, creating the appearance of an open space.

Use sheer curtains to allow light to flourish, creating the appearance of an open space.

You've heard of optical illusions, but did you know they can also be used to decorate your home? A few strategic home design ticks can actually create the appearance of a larger room. These tips are especially great if you live in a city apartment where space is limited. Don't fret about your small area and check out a few helpful interior design tips below.

  • Mirror imaging: "Mirrors reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room brighter during the day and night," reports Freshome.com. Placing mirrors throughout your home will not only prevent you from making a fashion faux pas, it can also create the illusion of a larger space. To further allow natural light to flourish, use Half Price Drapes' stylish sheer drapes in your home. 
  • Paint: Admit it, you have a little black dress in your closet that makes you look like you have dropped pounds without even hitting a gym. Well, the same color strategies go for home décor. Black and other dark colors absorb light, making a room appear smaller than it actually is. On the other hand, light and neutral shades can give the appearance of a spacious room.
  • Storage: Finding unique ways to cut out clutter and store your belongings can make your room appear larger and more organized. Remember in college when you stored your extra linens under your bed? Well, now you can update this trick. For instance, try incorporating a coffee table with cabinets below for extra storage. Nowadays, designers are getting more and more innovative with their creations, such as developing couches that double as book shelves and sleek fold-up furniture.