How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

One of the most common challenges that people face when it comes to interior design is getting the most out of a small room. Many homeowners have at least one room in their house which does not have a huge amount of space but that is not to say that there are not things that can be done to make this room appear bigger than it actually is. Here are a few tips:

Lighting

Natural light is one of the most effective ways to make a room look bigger. This is because it opens up the room to the wider world and does not limit the space. This means that large windows can make a difference, but if this is not possible then you can still use lighting fixtures to be creative.

Mirrors

Following on from this, a smartly placed mirror can make a small space look twice as large and this is a trick commonly used in shops to make their stores appear larger with more products. Additionally, a mirror will reflect light which will make the room brighter and more open.

Storage

Keeping the space completely free from clutter is important and will make a big difference to how the space both looks and feels. You can find stylish and practical storage units like a chest of drawers from places like Cox & Cox which will help to keep the space neat, tidy and clear at all times. Be sure to clean on a regular basis too.

Light Colors

Opting for a light color palette in the room is a smart move as this will be more reflective and airy to create the illusion of more space as opposed to dark colors which will absorb the light. You can then have injections of color through plants, decoration and furniture.

Multifunctional Furniture

Furniture can take up a huge amount of space which will make the room feel cramped and uncomfortable. You can avoid this by purchasing multifunctional furniture for the room so that you have a few pieces in here are possible. What you have will depend on the purpose of the room, but ottomans are a good example as an item that can provide extra seating and serve as a coffee table.

Floor to Ceiling

Anything that stretches from the floor to the ceiling will give the illusion of height. The best purchase will be a bookcase as this will add height while also giving you plenty of space for storage.

 

These are the key ways to make a small room appear much bigger. This is a problem that many homeowners have to deal with but there are always a few ways that you can get the most out of even the smallest space with the above being the most effective methods.

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My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

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