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Make Small Rooms Look Bigger

In a modern house, everything counts, and sometimes it’s the small things that can count the most. This article will give tips for fooling the eye and help make a room look bigger, since small rooms can feel restraining and uncomfortable.

With a few decorative arrangements; color techniques; furniture arranging; and lighting distribution you can make interiors seem much bigger and more spacious than they truly are.

Cut the clutter

This is the cheapest tip to keep your home organized and seeming spacious. There’s nothing that makes a small space feel even smaller than having too much clutter with things scattered around, the space that is in view will feel irritating and chaotic.

Fewer accessories

Avoid small items and antiques, and don’t cover your walls with a lot of pictures. When there’s too many pieces around it can make the room feel busy and crowded. Treat your furniture as center of sight attention, and keep the décor in the rest of the room to a minimum. The same rule applies to floorings; keep them as clear as possible.

Use Light Colors and Clever Contrasts

Choosing clever color combinations can convert a tiny interior into what seems like a bigger living area, allowing both natural and artificial light to be reflected brightly on walls and furniture. On the other hand, dark colors absorb light, making a room look smaller and more cramped. For the best results, select soft shades of your favorite color, making your room appear bigger.

Lighting is a key element

Allow natural light to flow freely inside the room and you will be surprised at how your home will look larger. If natural sunlight is not an option, invest in some creative lighting effects and you will be amazed at how little lamps and spot lights will bring big difference.

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Mirrors give the illusion of depth, which makes areas look larger. Remember to angle your mirrors towards scenes you would like to show.