How to Make a Small Room Appear Bigger
Does your home have a small room that feels cramped? Maybe you’ve downsized for whatever reason and still want the space to feel inviting. Here are a few ways to make any small room appear bigger to make the most of the space you have.
Start with your furniture. If it brushes up on the boundaries of the room, it’s not proportionate to the space and you need to search for something smaller. Try to leave a little space between the furniture and walls to make the room feel more breathable (although beds can be an exception to this suggestion). Avoid heavy pieces that may be taking up unnecessary space. Believe it or not, a sleek chaise lounge can be an easy replacement for a thicker plush one attached to a sectional.
Mirrors create a sense of openness in any room. If you don’t have a wall or floor mirror in your small space, add one and see what a difference it can make. They reflect light as well as the view, which will trick your eye into seeing more space.
The reflective qualities of white paint help it to open up a room while adding a sense of calmness and serenity to the space. It will also simplify the room and enhance the overall architecture. You don’t necessarily have to stick to a solid white, but any light color such as a grey-white will work just as well.
Make a Clear Path
If you don’t have too much furniture in a small space, try grouping it toward one side of the room. This will reduce the risk of bumping into things any time you enter the room. It would also be helpful to minimize the amount of clutter to give you a refreshing area to clear your head in.
Heavy fabrics and thick blackout curtains can make a room feel weighed down. Instead, choose something lightweight such as linen or chiffon that can allow light to travel through and increase the airy feel.
As charming as a small room can be, it can also be a heavy challenge. Keep it simple and minimal to give you a sense of more space and maximize what you have to work with.