A small space is never a bad thing, it makes you feel cozy and comfortable, it has a way of making you feel at home, yet it can be tricky to decorate. You don’t want to decorate it in a way that makes the room feel more cramped than it already does, but how does one go about making the room appear bigger? Here are some tips on how to make a small space appear bigger.
Stick to Light Hues
Dark colours are nice, and have recently come back into trend. But did you know that the dark colours in your room are actually making it appear smaller. Stick with the light hues like white, beige, off-white and even some blues to give your room a light, airy and open feeling.
While on the topic of paint colours, try painting your walls, trim and detailing different shades of one colour.
Invest in Multi-functional Pieces
If your small space is your living room, try investing in an ottoman that also has a storage space(ex-vintage trunk). These are perfect as they can be used as a coffee table, extra seating, and a place to hide your extra blankets. Having multi-functional pieces will allow you to be decorative without having to worry about it being an inconvenience.
Mirrors are an easy, sure-fire way to make your space appear larger. Because of the reflection of the mirror, it’s going to instantly double your room size.
Just because you have a small space, it doesn’t mean you should stick to small pieces. The smaller the pieces, the more items you will need, crowding your space even more. Have one prominent piece of furniture, such as a sectional, to get the most out of your space.
Add Colour to Your Ceilings
We just told you to stick with light hues, we know. However, adding a pop of colour to your ceilings will draw your eye upward and it will create the illusion of height. If colour isn’t your thing, try adding a floor- to ceiling bookcase to your decor.
Take Advantage of Natural Light
Nothing shows space more than natural light. If you have it, use it. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a space with it. The use of natural light will help create the illusion of a bigger area.
Use of Glass/See-Through Items
This one might seem weird in some circumstances, like a bathroom. However, if your bathroom is a tight squeeze, changing your shower curtain to a see-through one will instantly add depth. That’s 2 feet of bathroom(yes, your tub) that you wouldn’t see otherwise. If your struggling with a small dining room or living room, try upgrading your table, or coffee table to a glass top. The fact that you are able to see through this items, gives the illusion of space.
Size isn’t everything, but decorating is. There is no need to make your small space feel any smaller, especially when we have the tools to make it feel large. Try these tips, and we would LOVE to see your before and after photos!