Tips to make a small room look bigger
To make a small room look bigger is a struggle faced by apartment dwellers as well as students in a dorm or a shared accommodation. It is not an easy task to fit in a dining area, a TV and other things in a small living room. However, there are easy solutions to make small spaces multi-functional, inviting and classy, all at the same time. By thinking out of the box you can do wonders to a small room. Here are a few tips:
- To open up the room take advantage of natural light as much as possible.
- Use the same colour drapes as your wall in a small room to make space look bigger. You can also opt for sheer drapes.
- If you live in a small space de-clutter insistently. Get rid of old clothes and other items if you haven’t used them in a year.
- To create a sense of space and light opt for armchairs and sofas that are raised on legs.
- Choose plain colours or small prints when it comes to rugs and furnishing fabrics. To expand a room always remember to use unified colours.
- To expand the space visually think in a colour palette that’s neutral and light.
- To make a room look bigger you can use reflections. So include mirrors in your decor.
- Invest in furniture those are multi-functional, such as ottomans, which can be used as an extra seating as well as a coffee table.
- Consider adding wall-to-wall or floor-to-ceiling bookcases.
- There is a wrong notion that a small room requires small furniture. But the reality is that a few big pieces of furniture will often make a small room look bigger.
- To give an airy look to a small room leave some empty space on an exposed shelf.
- Use furniture that can be stacked, or folded when not in use.
- You can opt for same colour furniture as your wall. This will make your space look wider.
- To create the illusion of a long room use expansive countertops in your kitchen or install a built-in desk that covers the entire length of a room.
- Leave some open space around your furniture instead of placing them against a wall.
- Paint the entire wall, detailing and trim in white or off-white.
- Opt for a dining table that can be made larger or smaller according to your convenience.
- To create the illusion of a high ceiling, paint it in a bright colour.
- To create a sense of depth in a small space leave your windows uncovered.
- To make your room appear like it goes on forever opt for a striped floor.
- To make a small space streamlined colour coordinate your books and knickknacks.
- To fool the eye into thinking there is more space opt for furniture that is see-through—like lucid chairs and glass tables.
- You can add a lot of drama to a small room by opting for big pieces of art. This will make the room look bigger as well.
- Buy a large bed that fills an entire room, and then build custom shelving around it.
- Add several lighting elements instead of one overhead fixture in a small room to avoid the focus on one spot.
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