Kitchen / June 14, 2018 / .
Certain elements, like backless barstools, wire kitchen islands, or glass pendant lights for example, leave sight lines open and do not trip up your eye as you move around the room. Floating countertop, and mid century stools, do just that. We talk a lot about using reflective mirrors strategically, but stainless steel appliances, glossy floors, satin paint, glass tiles, and sleek cabinets can also do the trick.
Countertops crowded with cookware, cabinets, and collectibles overwhelm a small kitchen and cramp work space. To enlarge the room, clear off counters, windowsills, and cabinet tops, and stash as much as you can behind closed doors. To take decluttering further, opt for minimalist European-style cabinetry with sleek, flat-panel doors.
Just as clothing with horizontal stripes can make a person look wider, striped flooring that runs from side to side, rather than following the length of a room, will stretch the apparent floor space. These broad stripes were created by alternating light, and medium-tone laminate floor tiles. Achieve a similar effect by painting existing wooden or vinyl flooring or by covering the floor with a large striped rug.
Paint your walls white. If you really don not like white or it is not practical for your home, paint it a really light pastel colour instead. The lighter and brighter the room is, the more spacious and airy it will feel. Let in as much light as possible and natural lighting is always best. You can do this with windows, roof lights or with artificial lighting such as lamps, spotlights and daylight bulbs. If you have a small window and limited natural light, you can bounce the light around with mirrors, glass cabinet doors and glass framed pictures.