11 Home Staging Tips for Stretching Small Spaces with Lights

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There are various simple and decorative techniques to expand small spaces with modern lights. Contemporary floor lamps, decorative wall lights and ceiling lighting fixtures add style and comfort to home interiors, making rooms look more spacious, modern and attractive.

The selection of light fixtures and arrangements depend on particular interior design tasks. 11 home staging tips will help decorate your home in style, stretch small spaces with contemporary lighting ideas and make your home interiors more beautiful and modern.

1. For increasing small spaces visually, select bright modern wall lights and ceiling light fixtures, and direct them to the walls. Use glossy wall paint and mirrors, because shiny or mirrored surfaces and glass home decorations reflect the light into the room and help increase small spaces size visually.

Well lit walls in white colors and mirrors are the simplest and most effective home staging techniques for small spaces decorating.

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Efficient and attractive combination of decorative wall lights and ceiling light fixtures, made of glass  and shiny metal or plastic, create brighter interior design, reflecting light from many surfaces and increasing the size of small spaces visually.

2. Strategically placed mirrors, metal or plastic furniture in light colors, a glass aquarium, glossy ceramic, metal and glass home decor items are simple home staging tips to increase small spaces visually. Glass, metal and white wall paints work well with the ceiling light fixtures, reflecting the light back into the room and creating spacious interior design.

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3. Dark surfaces, fabrics, chandeliers, pendant lights and track lighting fixtures make small spaces look smaller.

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4. Rooms sizes can be visually adjusted with different brightness, the amount of reflected from the floor, walls and ceiling light and its direction.

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Recessed lighting offers great interior design ideas for small spaces. Decorative wall lights, contemporary floor lamps and ceiling light fixtures that provide recessed lighting increase small spaces visually, adding stylish accents to interior design.

7. To reduce the height of the ceiling direct floor lamps, wall lights and ceiling light fixtures to walls and floor. The ceiling in the shade looks lower, and rooms feel cozier.

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To increase the height of the ceiling and stretch the size of small spaces use the opposite approach, – choose modern decorative wall lights, floor lamps or track lighting fixture designs that can direct the light to the ceiling. Bright, well lit ceiling seems higher, visually adding more room to small spaces.

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8. To make a narrow room wider arrange decorative wall lights and ceiling light fixtures in a straight line along one of the walls. Traditional lighting ideas, when ceiling light fixtures are placed on the ceiling along the middle line, make hallways appear longer and narrower.

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9. Painted white or off-white colors and well lit walls makes entryways and hallways  interior design look wider. A track lighting fixture with wall lights is a perfect for the task item, offering impressive and flexible stylish interior design ideas.

10. Contemporary ceiling lighting fixtures, that can be directed at the right angle to the long side of a hallway or entryway, make narrow small spaces feel more spacious, wider and pleasant.

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11. Few ceiling lighting fixtures, modern wall lights or an attractive track lighting  fixture with few lights, placed along the side you want to look shorter, balance interior design, creating bigger and brighter living spaces. Decorative wall lights on the long wall make the room look longer.

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  by Ena Russ   
  last updated: 24.01.2012