Below are six ways to help make your small room feel and look larger.
Use Of Color
How you use color in a room makes all the difference in whether or not the room feels large or claustrophobic. Dark colors will make a room feel small, while light colors open up a room and make it feel larger. Light blues, grays, white, and cream are great colors to cover your floors, walls, and ceilings.
Choose Larger Items
Filling your room with small trinkets and other tiny items makes the room feel crowded. Fill the space up with large to medium-sized vases, statues, and other accessories to add depth to a room. Even sacrificing multiple couches for one big couch helps the room feel bigger.
Using stripes may be up to the decorator, but stripes can elongate an otherwise small room. Stripes create the illusion of length and are best used in a longitudinal pattern for best results.
Having a tiny room with small windows, or no windows at all, will make the room feel as small as it is. Utilizing windows allows light to pour into the room and create more of an open ambiance. If you need a skylight, glass shower door, windows, or a glass replacement, contact professionals like those at Summit Valley Glass and Windows.
It’s obvious to think that if you place all your furniture up against the wall you’ll have more space. This way of thinking is not true. Putting furniture a little closer to the center will put space around your furniture giving the illusion of more room. You could also add a slim table or dresser behind a piece of furniture to place lamps and other items.
The trick to using mirrors in a small room is not overusing them. Picking a wall to hang a full-length mirror can make a room more spacious. You could also add multiple mirrors to a single wall for more diversity. Adding too many mirrors can be dizzying and make the room unappealing.
If you have a small room, using the tips above should help give the room a larger appeal. Always be sure to test different ideas, and use your creativity when arranging your furniture or other items. Keeping this in mind, you can have a great room that you or a few others can enjoy indefinitely.