How To Make Small Rooms Look Bigger
Looking for ways to make your room look bigger? You've come to the right place!
Small rooms can be a challenge when it comes to styling and decorating. So to give you a helping hand, here are some pro tips for making your room look bigger:
1. Use Light Colours:
In the design world, it's well known that light colours make a room look bigger and brighter. This is because lighter colours reflect light better than darker ones, and as a result make a room look bigger. With that being said, here are some ways you can introduce lighter colours to your room:
- Paint your walls or ceilings a light colour.
- Add light wall art.
- Choose a lighter flooring option.
- Pick light coloured furniture.
2. Maximize natural light:
A very effective way to make a room look larger is to try and get as much natural light into the room as possible. Whether that be from existing windows, skylights or by replacing solid doors with glass alternatives.
Adding a mirror or two will make your room seem larger than it actually is. This is because they bounce and reflect light around the room, creating the illusion of more space.
If you want to go the extra mile, mirrors can be strategically placed in specific areas of the room. For example, if you have a small bedroom, placing a wall mirror opposite the doorway entrance will reflect back the light from the doorway. The same goes for living rooms, hallways, kitchens and any other room. Positioning a mirror opposite a window or entrance will make the room seem bigger and brighter.
4. Get rid of curtains:
Outside of blocking out natural light, curtains and other window treatments can make your window area seem cluttered.
Removing your curtains will allow more natural light to enter the room and will de-clutter your window area.
Keeping your small rooms in order will make them seem bigger than they actually are.
Here are some quick and easy tips to declutter your room:
- Sort into piles. Take everything out and make a bin, donate and keep pile.
- Once you have your piles, sort the things you use most frequently into easy-to-reach places. For example your desk or bedside table.
- Next, find a place for everything else. Use vertical space as much as possible to avoid things feeling cluttered.
- Find some storage containers to keep things like closed organized.
Small rooms can feel can feel cramped and uninspired. But hopefully by utilizing these 5 tips and using natural light, colour and mirrors to your advantage, your room will look much bigger.
With little work, anyone can create the illusion of a larger room. Be creative, good luck and enjoy the process!