Sorry guy I was so busy on Friday and over the weekend that I’m little bit behind on blog’s schedule. Last week I got asked this question: “If if paint my room in dark colour will it make it smaller?”¬†And the answer is NO. Which to some of you might be surprising.¬†And here is why.
It’s not the colour that makes your room smaller it’s the overall design and imbalance. If you stick to these top tips you can paint your walls dark with confidence and still your room wouldn’t look smaller.
1. Balance dark with light
When you work with dark colours you have to balance them out with light colours. White tones are one of the best options. Try to balance the similar amount of dark areas with light areas like on this image below. The dark wall is balanced with crisp white bedding and the armchair in the corner.
Same thing here…
2. Use reflective surfaces
Mirrors, high gloss furniture, polished floors, glass tops basically anything which will help to bounce the light around the space will be very useful. On this image below the tall mirrors and polished plaster ceiling are doing exactly that.
One of the most important design elements that will make or break your dark room work. Dark rooms need good lighting. Full stop. Use crystal chandeliers, spotlights, ceramic table lamps, stainless steel contemporary floor lamps, reading lamps, anything which will help your room to be lifted from the darkness.
Have you got dark paint on your walls? How did you decorate your room around it? Let me know. Let’s share so others can learn too.
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Photo credits: all image via Houzz