Make your room look bigger with 7 easy tips
Every decision you make when planning, designing or placing furniture in your house is crucial as it will decide what your home will look like. Wondering how to make your specific room in your house look bigger? Check out these clever interior design-inspired tricks! Color techniques, furniture arranging, mirror placement, and creative lighting design can fool the eye and make interiors seem much more spacious than they actually are.
1. Use contrasts and light colors that make rooms look bigger
Light paint colors make a room look bigger and brighter. Light and bright walls are more reflective, making a space feel open and airy, which helps maximize natural light’s effect. Soft toned colors like off-white, blues, and greens, and always remember that brighter rooms feel bigger and more inviting. Dark shades tend to absorb light, making rooms feel smaller.
2. Open up your space with creative lighting
Natural light opens up the interior of any room and makes it look larger. If you have access to natural light, bringing it into your home through large windows will instantly connect the room with the outdoors, no longer limiting your space.
3. Cut the clutter
Keeping your room tidy and organized will spark more joy. With things neatly arranged or out of sight, the space that is in view will feel orderly and open. Don’t cover your walls with a lot of pictures as it makes them cluttered. One large painting works better than a group of small paintings when you want to make a room look bigger.
4. Create a focal point
An established focal point is one area or feature that will draw the eye’s attention. For example, the dining table properly will be the focal point in the dining room, while in the bedroom, it’s the bed. Arrange the furniture so that focus is drawn to that area, and keep the decor in the rest of the room to a minimum.
5. Use mirrors
Mirrors can make your room look larger and more open. Use a focal point and angle your mirrors toward it to give the illusion of depth. Mirrors also reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room brighter during the day and night. Mirrors on the walls and glass table tops also will give your room a more open feel, or use mirrored cabinet doors.
6. Get creative with furniture
Tall and bulky furniture can take up precious space. Use multi-functional furniture, such as a chest that can be used as a coffee table or a sofa and chairs with open arms and exposed legs. This allows light to filter under the furniture, making the room appear airier.
7. Maximize your room arrangement
Scale your furniture to fit the size of the room. Place larger furniture against the walls to maximize the open space and make the room look bigger. Don’t block pathways, when furniture and accessories block the view into a room, it will look cramped.