Beside physical methods to modify the limits of interior space, there are also some design decisions and tricks that can change the perception of a visual space. Therefore, it’s possible to correct interior without redesigning or destructions – breaking old walls and making new ones, for example, with the help of optical illusions that change visual perception of interior space. A room can be visually enlarged, deepened, broadened, heightened, narrowed, or lowered. Things like color, lighting, interior elements placement, integrated – horizontal or vertical – lines, shapes, mirrors and even style of interior equipment and finishing materials can correct the interior space because they can have a significant impact on the size, proportion and mood of a space. It’s possible to achieve great effects by combining knowledge of perception and knowledge of design.


interior design sense of vision visual perception optical illusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Jaglarz
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  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland

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