Everything counts when it comes to arranging or decorating a small room. Otherwise, it will feel stuffy, confining and uncomfortable. But it’s all about technique – knowing what colors to use, where to place your furniture, and what elements to place to give the illusion that you have a much larger space.
When you know how to do it right, there’s so much you can do with a tiny space in your home!
Here are some awesome ways how to make a small room look larger:
Use the right colors
A small room looks best painted with light colors, which will open up the space and brighten it up, as opposed to darker colors that absorb light and gives it a smaller space illusion. A light-colored wall will also make a room feel airy because it’s reflective and maximizes the effects of natural light.
To take it even further, try painting your wall mold or trim an even lighter shade than your wall paint – this way, the walls will appear like they’re farther back, making the area look even larger.
Declutter and organize
There’s nothing that can make a room feel smaller than clutter. Too much stuff can easily make an area feel cramped. Donate or throw everything in the room that you don’t need to clear the space. You’ll be surprised how light a room can feel once it’s decluttered.
Consider the room’s lighting
If your room has a window, open it up to let natural light in, as this opens up an area and makes it appear larger. If you don’t have access to natural light, you can opt to install lighting fixtures to brighten up the space.
Use something as a focal point
Create a focal point that will draw the eye’s attention to it once someone enters the room, giving the illusion that the space is bigger. It could be a furniture (table for a kitchen, bed for a bedroom etc.) or one corner of the room that draws focus.
Be smart with your furniture
When your space is small, you know to avoid putting large furniture or too much decoration. Instead, go for multi-functional furniture that are designed for small spaces. Examples of these is a sofa bed, a bed with pull-out drawers, expandable tables or a storage chest used as a coffee table.
Follow these awesome ways to instantly make a room look larger!