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Tips To Make A Small Room Look Bigger

It may seem easier to fill a large space with more furniture than to make a small space appear larger than it is. In this blog, we look at how to make a room look bigger and in the process, make it function in ways you never imagined.


There are some benefits to having a smaller space to work with while decorating. It is easier to organize, and you need fewer furnishings to fill it up. The services of an interior designer can be invaluable when working with a small space to help you get the most out of your surroundings. These simple tips will help you make a small room look bigger without breaking the bank.

Clear out the clutter

Nothing makes a small space feel more cramped than having too much stuff. Work out ways to get collections out of view, organized behind doors, on table skirts, or on shelves. With things neatly arranged and out of sight, the space that is in view will feel orderly and open.

Use color, but wisely

Creating a bigger, brighter living room doesn’t mean you can’t have color. A dark shade on your walls will create the opposite feel, but if you choose a light warming shade like coral, for example, it will lift the space. 

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Use white on your woodwork and skirting, and if you have shutters all the better; if not, and you can cope without drapes, then let the light pour in. Instead of investing in dark wood furniture, opt for painted pieces instead, and rustic wood suits this classy look.

Open the Way

When furniture and accessories block the view into a room, it will look cramped. Moving furniture out and away from walkways will open up the space and make it feel larger. You can also choose short pieces of furniture like an ottoman, an armless open chair, or a low table and place large, tall pieces along a wall rather than out in the open space. If you can see the floor, the room will look larger.

Use mirrors

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If you’ve ever wondered, “Do mirrors make a room look bigger?” the answer is a resounding, “Yes.” Mirrors can make your room look larger and more open. Use a focal point and angle your mirrors toward it to give the illusion of depth. Mirrors also reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room brighter during the day and night. Placing a mirror near a window to reflect on the world outside is especially effective. Mirrors on the walls and glass table tops also will give your room a more open feel, or use mirrored cabinet doors.

Open up your space with creative lighting

Natural light is one of the best ways to make a room look bigger. Remove the blinds and allow light to flow into your space. If possible, add some skylights to the room so light can stream in from above.

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When working with artificial lighting, place a few lamps around the room rather than one light overhead. Multiple light sources help expand the feel of the room and create ambient and even lighting.

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