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We don’t all live in homes the size of Buckingham Palace, but this doesn’t have to mean living in home that feels small and cramped. As a matter of fact, there are several techniques that you can use to a small room look bigger
Whether it’s a living room that feels too jammed or a bedroom that is comparable to a cupboard, here are our top tips to make a small room look bigger.
Decorate With Lighter Colors
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Lighter and more neutral colors create the illusion of a more open or airy space. If you want to inject some colors, we suggest adding small decorations that will not swamp the area, such as printed pillow covers.
For larger furniture pieces such as sofas and bedding, we suggest opting for white, cream or light beige tones.
Get The Look
Go for large amounts of light neutral tones and add pops of color with smaller embellishments.
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An easy way to make a small room look bigger is to use mirrors! Keep it fashionable with hanging wall mirrors or make a statement by leaning a full length mirror against the wall.
Use Artwork For An Optical Illusion
Sometimes spatial perception can be nothing more than an optical illusion. Imagine you are walking through a park, how much larger would the park seem if you could see the horizon in the distance? The same goes for your home! Place a piece or artwork or a canvas on a distant wall, preferably one in the next room that you can see through an open door.
Hanging a mirror in the distance will have the same effect, alongside adding the additional optical illusion of the rooms reflection.
More of a boho lover? Hang a printed table runner on a far away fall for a similar statement effect.
Get The Look
Table runners can be used to enhance the long length of the floor or as a wall hang to use as an optical illusion.
Keep It Vertical
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As tempting as it may be to jam pack your floor space with as much furniture as humanly possible, this will make the room seem cramped and cluttered. Take advantage of your vertical wall space and draw the eyes upwards, making the room seem taller.
High chests of drawers or tall furniture will look far better than longer and thicker furniture. Ceiling to floor curtains can also produce an optical illusion of taller ceilings.
Keep Flowing Uniform
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Although using different flooring on each room may create a more defined look, it will make each room appear boxed in. Whether your home is open plan or not, using the same flooring throughout your entire home will ensure that each and every room will look as large as possible.
Use Stripes To Lengthen The Room
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Just as on clothing, vertical stripes can make a room appear longer. A statement striped rug combined with white or light furniture is a great way to do this!
Paint Your Ceilings!
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A colored or dark ceiling draws the eyes upwards and makes the ceiling appear higher! Paired with bright white walls, it makes a stunning, size-enhancing combination.
Opt For Furniture With Legs
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You may think that keeping furniture as low to the floor as possible will make your room appear larger, but this is certainly not the case! As a matter of fact, many home decor experts suggest opting for furniture that is elevated about ten centimeters off the floor. Low arms are a great idea too. Round tables and bar stools are great for making a room appear less cluttered too.
Opt for an on-trend, Scandivanian style sofa that is on wooden legs for an on-trend look that will ensure your living room looks as large as possible.
A Few Large Ornaments Will Work
A small room calls for small ornaments right? Wrong! A few statement, larger ornaments will appear less cluttered and thus make your room look larger. Something like a printed table runner will make a wonderful embellishment and will make a small room look bigger.
Get The Look
How do you make a small room look bigger? Let us know in the comments below.