Keys to Making a Room Feel Bigger

May 30, 2017

Most people aren’t blessed with ample space – it’s either because they live in an apartment, or they can’t afford a large property at the moment. Then, there are those who prefer smaller homes, mainly because small is beautiful. It’s practical and very easy to maintain. 

No matter what your reason for living in a small space may be, chances are, you’d still want it to look more spacious and bigger. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here are some of the most effective ways that would make your room look bigger.

 1. Go For Light Colors

 How can light colors make your room look bigger? Well the answer is pretty simple, light colors reflect light, making a room appear more spacious and brighter.

Most professional rental managers recommend using light colors for rentals as it makes the rooms appear bigger. Dark colors aren’t usually recommended as they have opposite effects.

Darker paint absorbs light, making it look smaller and cluttered even when it’s not. That in mind, as you think of a room design, as much as possible, stay away from dark colors.

 2. Space-Saving Furniture Are In!

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As a rule of thumb, the less furniture your room has, the bigger it will look. For bedrooms, you can consider raising the bed with risers, and the cloths should be stored beneath. Additionally, you can also purchase beds that already have a built-in storage beneath. That’s not all, you can also get creative with the rest of the room. The key is, you should learn how to maximize the space by giving the furniture a dual purpose. 

 3. Less Is Best

 If your room is small, then you really don’t need two bedside tables. Perhaps, you’re thinking that it’s better to have extra things as these will make your life easier. The truth is, it isn’t, especially if space is an issue. If you really want your room to look bigger, then you should keep the bed on the floor and only use a small table to hold some of your things.

 4. Unleash Your Creativity

For a small room, instead of getting a full-sized bed, it would be more practical if you’ll get a futon. This would also double as your couch during the day. However, if you don’t want your visitors to see your bed, then you should invest in a pullman bed. This type of bed would maximize the floor space when you’re not sleeping. There are plenty of small bedroom designs that don’t take much space at all. Just explore them and see if there’s something you like.

 5. Mirrors for the Ultimate Illusion

If you have a bare wall, then you should add some mirrors to make the area appear larger. Aside from reflecting light, mirrors that are cleverly angled would also create height or depth. Ideally, the mirror should be floor-to-ceiling.

6. Color Code

In a small room, you should color coordinate the decorations to make everything appear organized. Something as simple as grouping books that have the same color would give the impression of unity. Try to match your throw pillows with your wall art. This would create coherence that’s very important for a small room. Additionally, color-coded design in a small space offers easy flow.

 7. Natural Lighting Is Important

A well-lit room gives the illusion that it looks more spacious– be it natural light or artificial light. So, what are you waiting for? It’s now time to remove those heavy draperies and open up the windows. Let the natural light envelope the room. 

 8. The Upholstery should be Plain and Simple

In order to give an illusion of a more spacious room, stay away from colorful upholstery and go for plain colors instead. Stripes, prints, or bold plaids aren’t ideal at all. They’d just make everything look and feel cramped. 

 9. See-Through Space

Materials that are see through give the illusion that anything beyond is father away. For example, in a tiny bathroom, try to get rid of an opaque glass shower enclosure and use a clear frame less one instead. 

 Final Words

The secret to making a room look larger? You should always keep in clean and organized. Likewise, don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of furniture and bedding. See what looks best in your room. Similarly, you can also rearrange the layout and build shelves– it has always been an effective way when it comes to maximizing space. The key is, go for simple designs, and you’ll be amazed how visually appealing those can be.


1 Comment
May 30, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Best read ever on this topic from someone who understands both space and color! Thanks!


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