In land-scarce Singapore, most of us do not have the luxury of huge houses. So, the next best alternative is to use smart design choices to give the illusion of a bigger space.
Most homeowners are constantly on the lookout for ways to make their home look and feel larger than it is. However, one aspect that many people overlook is the window treatments! Did you know that your choice of curtains can make a huge difference to the way your home looks and feels?
Let us show you how you can achieve a more spacious-looking home with some tricks with the curtains!
Hang your curtains high
The first guideline is this: Hang them as high as possible! What you want to do is to elongate the height of your room. So, hang the curtains as close to the ceiling as is safe and practical for your home, and make sure the curtains are long enough to nearly touch the ground. You know how full-length windows just look so elegant and elevates the look of a room? That’s what this trick will do as well!
Pick the colours wisely
A room with lots of light naturally feels larger than it is. If strong sunlight and privacy is not a top priority, you should opt for lighter, thinner curtains in light colours. Sheer curtains are ideal for giving that airy, classy look. If you need to opt for blackout curtains, pick those in lighter colours so that the room doesn’t feel too heavy.
Extend your curtain rods
The great thing about having curtain rods is that it adds to your interior design. Account for some extra length on your curtain rods so that they extend beyond the length of your windows by a few inches. With the line created by the rod, and the curtains covering the sides of the window, it effectively masks the actual size of the window, and creates the illusion of making your windows seem wider than they really are.
Choose curtains with vertical motifs
Another way to add height to your room is by having vertical stripes on your curtains. The vertical lines trick the eyes into thinking the room is taller than it is. You can opt for simple stripes or plaid patterns with bold vertical lines. Some designs to avoid are busy or large patterns, as these can overwhelm the room and make it feel cluttered.
It’s easy to overlook the curtains when it comes to interior design, but the truth is, it can play a huge role in the look and feel of the home. The next time you give your home a makeover, pay attention to your curtain choice!
If you need any additional advice, here at Ming’s Living we are most happy to give you our recommendations as well. If ready-made curtains at curtain shops in Singapore don’t make the cut for the type of curtains you are looking for, we also have custom options. Simply contact us with your idea or invite us over for an onsite consultation!