Not everybody has the luxury and luck to live in a big house or spacious apartment. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t create a lovely space that is beautiful and comfy. You can even design it in such a way that you’ll forget how small it is. Today we are going to look at simple ways to make a room look bigger and create the illusion that there is plenty of space without breaking the bank. It’s important to be smart when designing small spaces, so let’s take a look at what you need to consider.
Not everybody has the luxury and luck to live in a big house or spacious apartment
You don’t need to go crazy minimalist or stick to a boring, all white color scheme to make a space feel bigger. There are plenty of small things you can do to make the space feel and look more spacious while still showing off your personality and fitting it to your aesthetic. Here are some ideas.
You don’t need to go crazy minimalist or stick to a boring, all white color scheme
Paint is your friend….and your enemy. A paint color can either make or break a space. When designing a small space to look bigger it’s best to stick to a simple color scheme. However, that doesn’t mean you only need to stick to boring colors such as white and other neutrals. Yes, hey are great for opening a space, but you can also add other colors. Just be smart about it.
When designing a small space to look bigger it’s best to stick to a simple color scheme
When it comes to small spaces, mirrors are the Holy Grail. When placed right mirrors can create the illusion of space even in the smallest of spaces. Mirrors bounce the light from the windows and reflect the light back. This way you add a ton of brightness and light to the space. However, when talking about mirrors we’re talking about big mirrors (not ones that take the whole wall, but still).
Mirrors bounce the light from the windows and reflect the light back
Layered lighting is a small space’s best friend. Even if your space has plenty of natural light during the day, it still needs plenty of light sources during the evening to keep the feeling of space. Make sure to layer your lighting. What this means is to make sure to have an overhead light, floor lamps, wall lights etc. Make sure there are plenty of light sources to choose from. Wall lights that direct soft light up and down will help create the illusion that the space is taller, for example.
What this means is to make sure to have an overhead light, floor lamps, wall lights etc.
You would be surprised how much a space can change with some simple decluttering. It’s very easy to fill up on clutter, especially if the space is smaller. So, it’s important to keep track of clutter at all times. You don’t need to become a clean freak, but taking at least 10 minutes a day to organize your space will really change its vibe. Plus getting rid of unnecessary stuff will open up space. And the best part of this tip is that it’s free to do (well, unless you hire a cleaner).
It’s important to keep track of clutter at all times
This is very significant when it comes to smaller living spaces. First, make sure you get rid of any visually heavy furniture as they only drain the light and take up way to make space. Go for pieces that are smaller with tapered legs, thin frames and that have glass. All of these create a “light” feeling. It’s also a good idea to search for multifunctional furniture. For example, a coffee table with a hidden storage compartment. This way you will save up on space and have some storage.
It’s also a good idea to search for multifunctional furniture
These were our tips and tricks on how to make a room look bigger without breaking the bank or crazy renovations. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can easily design the perfect small space for you!
These were our tips and tricks on how to make a room look bigger