Creating Illusions in an Interior
is to show something different
out of the original, and it plays a vital role in design and decorations
of any space. If you have a small room you can make it look spacious
through illusion. There are different types of illusions as:
This is a very
famous technique that if you paint the walls in lighter tone
the walls seem to go away from you thus giving a spacious
look, on the other hand dark colour on walls gives a small
look. This is very interesting, as the size of the room remains
the same but an illusion of a bigger space is created.
there is a long corridor in any building you can make it short
by painting the end wall in dark colour as per your colour
should be in light colour too. You can use dark and bright
colour in accessories to break the monotony of lighter tones.
Use maximum of smooth
texture, as silk for fabric, glass for walls, and glazed tiles for
floors. Sometimes you can also use a blend of smooth and rough i.e
In order to
give spacious look, use small patterns in fabric or the fabric
should be with a self print, i.e the print in the same colour
of the fabric.
you want to use wall papers, and at the same time want to
increase the width of the wall through illusion, use a wall
paper of design having horizontal strips. And in order to
increase the height of the room, use a design with vertical
A very common example
is that of mirrors. If you want to increase the depth of the room,
cover one small wall with a mirror from floor to ceiling, but always
keep in mind that the mirror should be without any frame. This is
a very common practice for a small shop.
At the same time
place light weight furniture in the room as wrought iron or furniture
made with more glass and less wood, or wooden furniture without
any carved designs.
ehsan, Architect & Interior Design Teacher [email protected]