Small spaces have their benefits, they’re easier to clean, and it’s cheaper to decorate than a large room. But if every room in your home is small and cozy, it can quickly start to feel cramped and cluttered.
If you’re moving into a new place or even just renovating your current space, it is important to consider how to make a room feel bigger. Small, cluttered spaces can feel big and airy through clever design tips and tricks.
Keep reading to see how you can trick the eye into thinking there is more space.
Cut Down On Clutter
While we all love having our things around us, having too much stuff in a room clutters up the space quickly and can even make it feel claustrophobic. We’re not saying get rid of everything, but consider using organizational items to pack some of the clutter in. Nice boxes or shelves will give you a place to put your things without taking up so much space.
Use A Light Color Palette
Calm, light tones make us believe a room is more spacious than it is. Just make sure to play around with texture so that the entire room doesn’t look flat.
Use Clear Materials
When you use clear furniture, anything beyond it will appear farther away, creating the illusion of space. Glass or lucite is an excellent example of this, if you have a glass coffee table, then it will open up the view, and the generally bulky item won’t feel like it’s taking up so much space.
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
Mirrors are a great way to create the idea of openness. The mirrors reflect light to make the space feel more inviting, and by reflecting the view, your eye is tricked into perceiving more space.
Sheer Window Treatment
If the room you are trying to make bigger has windows consider staying away from bulky window treatments. Frosted glass may give you more privacy, but it will reduce the amount of natural light coming into the room. Rather consider light and breezy curtains instead.
Remove A Wall
If you have the option (sorry, this is not renter-friendly!), consider load bearing wall removal. Removing a wall opens up the space and can give you an open concept floor plan. This will allow the natural lighting to reach areas it was blocked from initially.
Ditch The Drapes
Drapes cut off your view from the outside, which allows less light in but also stops your eye from the view outside. The room will immediately feel bigger and less cluttered if you remove curtains. If curtains are a must for you, consider getting shutters or curtains that you can open to expose your windows fully.
How To Make A Room Feel Bigger Made Easy
Knowing how to make a room feel bigger is an essential skill. You don’t need to do a whole home remodel to make a room feel bigger; minor changes such as furniture type, lighting, and color play a significant role in determining how big or small a room feels.
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