Furnishing & Décor Tips to Make Your Home Look Bigger

September 8, 2020

Furnishing and decorating a small room can present you with several challenges. However, with a few simple tricks, you can create the illusion of a bigger space. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your square footage!

Avoid Clutter

Nothing makes a small space feel smaller than having too much clutter.

Avoid covering your walls with too many photos. Instead, include one large painting or photo or a group of small ones. If there are too many objects hanging on the wall, it can make the room seem busy or crowded.

When you’re decorating a small space, include a focal point and make it the highlight of the room. Arrange the furniture around it so that it’s drawn to that area and keep the décor minimal.

Ensure that the floor is as clean as possible to maintain a greater sense of space. Remove large rugs and consider hanging storage to create the illusion of more floor space.

Light Colours & Clever Contrasts

It’s a well-known fact that light colours make a room appear bigger and brighter. Light walls increase the effect created by natural light that makes a space feel open and reflective. Conversely, dark colours absorb light and make a room feel smaller.

Incorporate a contrast of lighter and darker colours by painting your wall trim and mouldings in a lighter colour than your walls, so the walls appear further back and make the room look bigger. 

Lighting

A good amount natural light will always make the room seem bigger. However, if you don’t have a lot of natural light, then make sure you purchase the right lighting fixtures. You’ll be impressed by how a single lamp can make a significant difference to the way a room looks.

Mirrors

Mirrors are often used as a focal point in a room. When angled towards the light, they provide your space the illusion of depth and bring light deeper into the room. For this reason, several homeowners will strategically place a mirror near a window to reflect the outdoors. Mirrors on the wall, glass tabletops and cabinet doors will make your space seem larger.

Furniture Arrangement

The key to having a fulfilling lifestyle in a small space is to integrate space-saving and multifunctional items throughout the home. Popular multifunctional furniture items include a chest that can be used as a coffee table, a sofa bed, a bed with drawers for storage underneath, ottomans with storage and much more!

Also, consider investing in furniture that can be tucked away when you don’t need it. For example, invest in an expandable dining table, folding tables or nesting tables.

Make sure when arranging your furniture that it doesn’t block pathways or the view into a new room. Place larger furniture pieces against the walls and remove them from nearby walkways for more open space.

Buy select pieces of furniture that are the same colour as the walls. This will make the furniture blend in and expand the look of the room.

Place your furniture at an angle, rather than a straight line. The longest line in any room is a diagonal as it leads the eye across a longer distance.

Select sofas and chairs that have open arms and exposed legs. This style of furniture allows light to filter underneath it, making the space seem more open.

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