In addition, arrange the elements of the room in such a way as to visually open up more space. Move your furniture away from walkways so the view and the path won’t be blocked. It will loosen up the place, making you feel more comfortable. It will also keep your happy thoughts flowing for you so as to enjoy your stay in the housing Amsterdam has endowed you with. Also, to provide a clear view into the abode and out to the open areas, move the longest and largest furniture, like sofas, up against the walls. You could make use of smaller pieces, like ottomans or low tables, to accentuate larger ones and balance out the place without getting in the way, too. These will all make the area look wider, more open, and, of course, larger. Adapt your furniture to your spaces using smaller coffee tables etc to create less of a cluttered effect.
One more tip to help your space look bigger, is to keep it well-lit. Allow your little home to bask in as much light as possible, either by using natural light or man-made lighting. Get rid of frumpy curtains and open the windows to let in the light of day. Add more lamps and artificial lighting, too, for nighttime.
Lastly, but certainly not the least, on this list is the topic of ‘clutter’. There is nothing more suffocating than the sight of piles of scattered, neglected messes. This particular sight will make your home feel smaller than it really is. It could even give you the impression of living in a tiny hamster cage full of wood shavings. So, it’s extremely vital that you clean up the mess as regularly as you can. Pick up discarded clothes and put in a clothes bin or hamper and dispose of rubbish immediately. Make sure you have plenty of small paper waste bins discreetly located for convenient disposal. Also organize an effective storage system which is essential in dealing with clutter. Consider setting aside a scheduled date for “decluttering”. This will greatly improve the look and feel of your abode.
Ensure that the wall is properly prepared
As you might know, wall stickers don’t stick well on rough and dirty surfaces. If the surface is rough, you should smoothen it by sanding or using any of your other preferred methods. You should also clean the surface in order to get rid of dirt, oil and any other substances that might be there.
You should remove dirt using a damp sponge and use a little bit of soap to remove any oil that might be on the surface. After smoothening the surface leave it for sometime so that it can completely dry. In some cases you may be required to paint the wall before applying the sticker. If this is the case with you, ensure that the color that you use is the one that you would like for the background of the sticker.
Be cautious when applying the stickers
Wall stickers are installed solely for decorative purposes. This means that you have to be keen for you to pull off a great impression. To have an easy time, start by laying out your design and placement of the stickers. It’s recommended that you draw registration marks along the edges of the backing. The marks come in handy when placing the stickers on the wall.
Using a painter’s tape, attach the stickers to the wall. Apply the stickers with the backing intact to the wall. When arranging the units take your time to step away from the wall to see how they relate to each other. You should make the necessary adjustments until you are fully satisfied with the look.
When placing the units you should be keen. To avoid damage keenly remove the covering that protects the adhesive side of the sticker then religiously following your guidelines stick the sticker on your wall. For the unit to stick smoothen it with the side of your hand while pushing out air bubbles. In addition to doing this also rub across the sticker with a hard, flat object such a squeegee. This is to properly secure the sticker.
After you have installed the sticker, remove the top layer. If installing large stickers, the top layer can stick to itself which gives a bad look. To have an easy time ask a friend to help you with the installation.