5 Tips to Make Your Room Look Bigger
- Use contrasts and light colors that make rooms look bigger
Light paint colors are well known in the design community to enlarge and brighten a space. Clean
and bright walls are more reflective, creating the impression of spaciousness and airiness, which
enhances the impact of natural light. Dark colors tend to absorb light, shrinking spaces. Another
option is to add accents to the walls to enlarge the space. Accent walls give color without being too
overbearing to the ornamental area. Use a color scheme that complements your painting technique
as you begin.
- Open up your space with creative lighting
Any room that receives natural light feels and appears larger. If you have natural light, that’s fantastic.
But don’t be disheartened if you don’t. Make use of lighting fixtures to add some artistic effects.
You’ll be astounded at how much of a difference one little addition can make. If you have access to
natural light, bringing it inside through big windows will quickly open up the area and connect the
interior to the outside. To bring in more light, use sheer window coverings or entirely open the
3. Use mirror
The answer to the question “Do mirrors make a room look bigger?” is emphatically “Yes.” Your space
may appear bigger and more airy when using mirrors. To create the appearance of depth, choose a
focal point and tilt your mirrors in its direction. Mirrors can also reflect artificial and natural light to
increase the brightness of a space during the day and at night. To reflect the outside world, placing a
mirror close to a window is particularly beneficial.
- Cut the clutter
Keep your space neat and ordered by channeling your inner Kondo. In addition to increasing
happiness, having too much stuff makes a small area feel claustrophobic. The area that is visible will
appear clean and open if objects are neatly arranged or hidden from view.
Your walls can also be minimalist. Avoid plastering your walls with too many photographs. When
considering how to make a space appear larger, one large artwork works better than a collection of
- Create a focal point
Discover how to create a focal point—one place or feature that will catch the eye—to make a space
appear larger. Most likely, that is the table in the dining room. It is the bed in the bedroom. Make the
center of attention the room’s main point. Keep the remainder of the room’s decor to a minimum
and arrange the furnishings so that attention is directed to that region.