Especially in small homes, there’s a neat trick you can do to create a visual illusion of more space and bigger rooms. How? It’s simple – keep as much floor space free as possible.
How do you do this? The best way is to literally fix everything to the wall, off the ground, that can be fixed there – so you and your family have more room to move about. More floor space makes a room look infinitely bigger than it really is.
Use this interior design secret to your advantage and follow these tips to free up your floor, while making your home look trendy and unique.
Methods of Wall-Fixing
- Hammer and nails – the traditional way. This works best if you have sturdy walls and not thin plasterboard.
- Staple gun – this might be a better solution if you have thin walls. Industrial strength staple guns will fix most decorative things to your wall, provided they’re not too heavy.
- Industrial tape – for things like photos and art, double-sided industrial tape like Gorilla Tape can help.
- Brackets – these secure heavy things permanently to your walls, like TVs, book cases and large furniture.
Floating shelves, without visible brackets to hold them up, look chic and are an interesting feature of any room. They’re mostly secured using a drill and screws. Follow the instructions in the pack you’ve purchased to have funky floating shelves in no time at all.
In the same way, ‘floating’ cabinets that don’t rest on the ground are the utmost in modern sophistication. Secure them with brackets to ensure they never come down. Install them at sideboard level and use just as you would for traditional cabinet storage. Display flower vases and photo frames on top for personalized touches to your rooms.
A focal wall clock makes an excellent and functional alternative to art. Go for stylish, white-faced copper-rimmed styles in homeware’s current most sought-after hue, or a matte black contemporary model with roman numerals to expertly mix modern and traditional design.
Wall-Mount Your TV
A television stand takes up loads of floor space. Thankfully, Century 21 Everest provided this tip to help you with that situation. They let us know that this can be avoided easily, since all modern LED and LCD screens come with wall mounting brackets, so you can easily fix them up off the ground. Arrange your furniture around the TV, and of course make measurements to ensure you get it exactly centered.
Pictures, Prints & Photos
Displaying your personal artistic preferences on walls has classically been art’s main purpose for millennia. Professional portraits have been displayed in the grandest halls of royal palaces since time immemorial – why stop now?
The latest art fad for interior design buffs is print. Digital artists now create all kinds of print – slogans, computerized artwork, patterns – which can be instantly framed and ready for wall display in minutes. Etsy and Pinterest are great places to find original print artwork cheaply.
Rather than having a coat rail or hat stand, secure hooks to your home’s hallway walls to keep jackets, bags and garments safely out of the way. Maybe even combine these with some floating shoe racks to keep all loose items off the ground.
Hear us out – rugs make amazing feature pieces to hang on walls! Rather like tapestries, they add some soft texture to your room in a totally unique way. Beautiful rugs are too good to be stepped on.
Love to add some greenery to your space? Us too – and they are no exception when it comes to making your furniture defy gravity. People have created astonishing feature walls by covering them with specialized plant pots. Fill them with whatever you like – hanging and climbing plants like forest string of pearls, verbena and geranium work best – and make sure you can easily reach them to water them!
Besides fixing pots to the wall, you could string up hanging baskets inside the house for a unique plant and flower display.