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Colours That Make Your Space Feel Larger

 
 

Even when we have a spacious room, we still want to make sure that our décor choices don’t make our space feel smaller. Optimize the space of your LIV Apartment by incorporating the colour palettes and tips below!

Pastels

Soft colours brighten up any room. Pastel pinks, blues, yellows, greens, all help to make a space feel larger. Pastels blend together to create a neutral palette and prevent your eyes from focusing on one area.

White with Accents

Apartments are known for having all white rooms. Use this to your advantage! White or pale, neutral colours create the perfect canvas for you to work from and actually make the space feel larger. Stick with neutral décor in your furniture and add colour accents to bring more life to your space.

Soft Citrus Tones

Oranges and Yellows may brighten a room, but the intense colours also make the space feel smaller. If you want to incorporate these colours into your space, go for the pale tones. Soft citrus tones add the perfect mix of brightness without overpowering the room; citrus tones are also great for summer!

Stripes

If you want to add more drama to your room while still having the space appear larger, stripes can be your friend. Vertical stripes make your space feel taller, while horizontal stripes will make a wall look longer. Pick the direction of stripe that will help you achieve your goal in amplifying your room.

Cool Colours

Blues, Greens and Purples are great for smaller spaces and helping a space feel larger. When on a wall, these colours create an illusion that your wall is receding, overall creating the look of a larger space. You can also add these colours to your neutral décor to create a soothing and relaxing space.

Monochromatic Colour Schemes

To help brighten and enlarge your space, stick to a monochromatic colour scheme. Even if you want to use a bold blue, you can use different shades of blue (light to dark) to add dimension. You can also add dimension to your room by incorporating different fabrics and textures, such as pillows, throw blankets, etc., within the same colour scheme.

Brightening Room Collage
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A décor tip to keep in mind – bold, deep colours make your space feel cozy and more closed in, while the light and airy colours make your space feel larger and open.

We love to see how our residents decorate their apartments – share your décor tips and photos with us by tagging @livottawa. For more décor ideas, take a look at our Pinterest Page!

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