This post and video is going to check out 20 unusual and creative ways you can go about making small rooms look much larger!
Of course, they won’t physically be any bigger; but it’s the experience within the room that you have, that truly counts.
FYI, this list comes with a relevant video that you’ll probably love to binge. Find it soon.
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1. Paint (or use wallpaper)
on the ceiling to make the room appear much taller!
When you do this, there is a plethora of routes to be taken. You can select the color you would prefer on a personal level, which is a lot more “customizable” than most options. Anything that can draw the human eye towards the ceiling of your room, will help it appear bigger. If you’ve always pondered how to make the most out of such a tiny space, these tips will help immensely. Detail!
Darker colors will make it seem as if the room is closing in on you (or in some cases, comfortably cozy!), whereas lighter colors will make things appear more open. They reflect light and allow the room to have an airy sense about it, which is wonderful for making it seem larger.
3. DON’T put furniture up against walls
When you put your furniture up against a wall, it will make everything feel like it’s stuck together. In order to combat this, you must push your furniture away from the walls creating a sense of space (some would even consider it an illusion of sorts!). Your furniture deserves better than that, anyways; you probably paid a pretty penny for it. Unless you had a customized console table, of course! More info!
Hidden storage compartments are going to be your best friend, as they allow you to keep things in place without the requirement of too many furniture items. It’s minimalism at its finest! You can find hidden storage compartments of all kinds on the internet, and you could even turn it into a DIY project; creating storage space under your bed or couch has never been this fun. If you spot an item at a furniture store that handles more than one process, it’s probably going to be beneficial for your small space. Source
Like we talked about before, drawing the eye upwards is an important part of this process. When you’ve got various accessories located higher up on the wall (near the ceiling), people are going to take notice; the most obvious ones to implement would be shelves.
Any sort of shelf is not only useful for the storage of books, and many other trinkets; but it’s great for making the room appear a bit larger. Even the smallest rooms in the world can seem comfortably sized with a few shelves near the ceiling. In most cases, you can just build them yourself!
6. “The Cantaloupe Rule”
You may have heard of this before, which is good; this rule is when all of the accessories within your small room, need to be larger than a cantaloupe.
If you have an abundance of trinkets and other things (like vases or anything of that nature) that are small, it’s going to make the room feel crowded with fewer pieces at a larger scale, the room will open up and allow people to breathe a little better.
You can buy bigger vases just about anywhere, but some will tickle your fancy more than others. More info!
7. Striped Floors?
It might seem a bit odd to some, but as pinstripe pants help make your legs look a bit longer, pinstripe flooring will allow your rooms/home to look a bit bigger as well.
Striped floors may not be practical to some, but there are people out there that will absolutely love this look; this is a recommendation that comes from Kelly Edwards, a host on the Style Network (from the show “Tacky House”).
Furniture arrangements can be a little boring at times, but it’s up to you to spice things up. When you use a generic arrangement, it isn’t going to do anything to the room; you have to take some chances. Break the rules! If you feel like putting a Lazyboy armchair in the middle of the room, so be it; just make sure that everything comes together in a reasonable manner.
If guests aren’t around and you have several accent pieces that take up a decent amount of space, it’s probably better off for you to keep them stored away until guests arrive. You’ll need more surfaces to host dinner parties and such on when the guests come over, but for regular living, there’s no need to crowd your living space in that sense. It will give you a better to everyday living.
The absorption of light is a big issue with smaller rooms. When you have a lack of light, it’s going to seem that much smaller; which is why you need to avoid heavy materials. These materials will suck up most of the light, leaving you very little to work with!