Tips for Making a Small Room Feel Larger

Tips for Making a Small Room Feel Larger

If you’re starting to feel a little cramped, or you have a small room in your house, pay attention! We have a few suggestions to help maximize your space and turn your small room into a big hit!

Remove Furniture  

There’s nothing that makes a small space feel more cramped than having too much stuff. This includes both big fixtures (furniture, heavy window treatments) and eliminating clutter (knick-knacks on shelves). The more you can utilize things like table skirts, cabinets, or other out-of-sight storage, the more orderly and open your space will feel.

Tidy, Modern Bedroom from freshome.com

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Paint the Room a Light Color

Dark, warm colors have a tendency to make rooms feel cozy and intimate. The opposite is also often true, where light colors make a room feel open and airy. To maximize the effect, use soft blues and greens. The reflective qualities of these lighter colors tend to brighten a small room nicely.

Lightly colored sun room from thisoldhouse.com

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Reflect Light with Mirrors

Mirrors reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room feel bigger and brighter at any time of the day or night. Using a mirror to reflect the outdoors or a focal point of the room will make your room feel more open. This beautiful oversized mirror is a perfect accessory, and it reflects a focal point of the room, the fireplace.

Dressing room with large mirror from atticmag.com

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Use Simple Fabrics

Over-zealous prints have a tendency to take up a lot of visual space in a room. Instead, opt for lighter colors and simpler designs. If you already have a dark couch or armchair, a slipcover is an inexpensive way to revamp your color scheme.

Think Vertically

Simple steps like hanging curtains all the way from ceiling to floor, rather than just to where the window stops. This elongated look gives the visual effect of lifting the whole space. To maximize a small space, homeowners should also try to buy or build cabinets that reach all the way to the ceiling, or nearly there. Not only will it increase your storage space, but it will help lift the room.

Organized apartment space from apartmenttherapy.com

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