Do you wish you had a bigger room or apartment? It can be challenging to live in a space that feels small. However, there are things you can do to make a room look bigger than it actually is. Interested? If so, we have good news. Instead of just living with the small space you can create an illusion that makes the space appear bigger. Keep reading below to find a quick guide to making small spaces appear bigger!
Use a Design or Add Wallpaper to Your Ceiling
Painting a design or adding wallpaper to your ceiling will give the illusion of a high ceiling. When someone walks into the room their eyes will be drawn up towards the ceiling. This creates the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is.
Paint the Room a Light Color
While dark colors are nice, very modern, and design-friendly they make a room look smaller. They make the room feel “closed off” and are the opposite of inviting in small spaces. If you paint the room in colors like white, beige, pale gray, or pale blue it will give the room an airy and open feel.
Space Furniture Out
Putting furniture up against walls makes the room look and feel cramped. All you need to do is put a few inches in between the wall and things like tables and couches. That will make the room look more open. Moving the furniture away from the wall may make you feel like you’re losing space at first, but it makes a big difference.
Use of Multipurpose Furniture
Clutter can really make a room look cramped. If you invest in multipurpose furniture you can store your clutter when needed and also use the furniture for its intended purpose. For example, if you were to buy a multipurpose ottoman you can use the ottoman to rest your feet while lying on the couch, but you can also use it to store blankets, magazines, etc. It’s a win-win. Your space looks bigger and your home is more organized!
Using mirrors is the quickest and easiest way to make a room look bigger. This doesn’t mean you need to create a “funhouse” room filled floor to ceiling with mirrors, though. All you need is one large or oversized mirror. Now, if you don't want a big mirror you can use small mirrors but you will need more than one. If you want to use small mirrors you can place them throughout the room in different areas.
If you have a small room that you wish were bigger all you need to do is get creative! You can simply use a mirror, paint a design on the ceiling, or you can buy a statement piece. There are many options. You can combine all of these options or just use one or two to make whatever room look bigger. I hope this quick guide gave you some inspiration and some ideas.