Do you have a small room in your home that looks and feels too cramped for comfort?
The good news is, there are a few tricks you can try out to make a room look bigger than it actually is. These tips work regardless of whether it’s your bedroom, bathroom, living room, or kitchen that’s just too small.
Trick 1: Avoid Clutter
Clutter will make a small space look even smaller. Too many knick-knacks, books, artworks and too much furniture will close in a space, reduce light and affect the ‘flow’ or ‘circulation’ of a room.
Instead, try to make clear, open pathways and keep decorative items to a minimum. Remove any unnecessary furniture, and make sure windows and other light sources are clear of any obstructions. Replace dark artworks with mirrors, and put away any warm-toned floor coverings, such as thick rugs.
Trick 2: Opt for a Light Colour Palette
When it comes to making a small room look bigger, the most effective thing you can do is increase light. Bright and airy colours reflect light, whereas deep, rich colours absorb light. That’s why we always recommend opting for a light, neutral colour on the walls in smaller spaces.
The beauty of this trick is that light, neutral colours work in any area of the house, and with any home and décor style. Small bedrooms can be made to feel cosy rather than cramped with a soft, warm-toned beige, and bathrooms can be made to feel fresh and invigorating with a cool-toned white or grey.
Trick 3: Consider Scale
We’ve all seen those optical illusions where something that’s really small (like a toy car) looks giant, right? Well the same principles apply to your small room. You can make a room appear larger if you put smaller things in it.
In other words, avoid huge puffy couches in small living rooms, or a 10-seater table in a small dining room. Opt for furniture with a lower, more streamlined profile.
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