Stack deep to make the room appear larger - a professional tip
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Stack deep to make the room appear larger - a professional tip

Pia Seidel
25.9.2023
Translation: machine translated

Sometimes all it takes is a change of perspective to see things in a different light: A lowboard is not particularly high. However, this can be an advantage in cramped living spaces.

Drawers and sideboards are actually a practical storage solution. However, they can quickly look bulky in narrow or dark rooms. That's why interior design professionals often prefer to opt for a lowboard, which is only 20 to a maximum of 50 centimetres high and has many advantages.

A plea for lowboards

Because lowboards are low, they take up little vertical space. They can also be placed under the window or become extensions of furniture. Next to the sofa or at the foot of the bed, they keep the walls completely free. This makes a compact room appear airier and more spacious.

With the right colours ...
With the right colours ...
Source: Ferm Living
... and the right location, lowboards change the effect of the room.
... and the right location, lowboards change the effect of the room.
Source: Ferm Living

Lowboards usually have a slim shape that fits well in small rooms. They resemble a flat console table that fits into any interior as stylish accent furniture and are perfect for staging televisions, record players or books and magazines. Their surface also offers space for decorations such as vases, picture frames, plants or works of art. Lowboards therefore fit into many different areas of the home.

Depending on which design you choose, you can achieve a different effect. If your model is rather light-coloured, it hardly stands out visually and almost disappears against a white wall. If it has drawers, it makes a room look tidier. The material also makes a difference: translucent Plexiglas or glass emphasise the open effect. Glossy surfaces can reflect and intensify the light in the room. Ideally, place them opposite the strongest light source so that the brightening effect is successful.

Lowboards are practical and beautiful pieces of furniture.
Lowboards are practical and beautiful pieces of furniture.
Source: Jenn Chang für House Doctor
They make the room look more spacious.
They make the room look more spacious.
Source: House Doctor

Whichever option you choose, a light, delicate piece of furniture is guaranteed to change the direction of the view. Because lowboards are much lower than the rest of the furniture, they may irritate and attract our attention - in a good way.

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