People with small homes and apartments have to learn new ways to decorate their homes and visually enlarge the space. Even many large old houses have extra rooms that are smaller. If you are having such problems with space in your home, you need not think of major changes or renovations. There are many simple and inexpensive ways in which you can make a space in your home look bigger.
Make A Small Space Look Bigger
Use Of Light Colors
One of the techniques used to make a small environment look bigger is the use of colors. Colors such as clear blue and dim green never fail to provide that effect. Light colors generally make rooms look bigger, especially if the room has good natural light. When the environment has little or no natural light (such as a small guest bathroom), the trick is to paint all the walls and ceiling with the same color.
The furniture can often take up a lot of space in a room. This can be avoided by using furniture with multiple functions. Trunks that can be used as a coffee table in the living room, sofa beds, and beds with drawers are a few examples of multifunctional furniture. In this way, you have the function of two in one. Ideally, choose more modern furniture, since they exhibit less ornamentation and make the environment simpler and spacious. Extendable or folding tables are also a good option.
Natural And Artificial Lighting
Lighting is very important for making rooms look more spacious. If your room has good natural lighting, keep the curtains and blinds open. You’ll be amazed by the results. If you do not have enough natural light, keep table lamps in the corners of the room. If you are about to rent or buy a studio or small apartment, keep in mind the size of the windows. The bigger they are, the more spacious the room will appear to be.
It is important to be organized in small environments. Cluttered spaces are always less roomy. Do not cover the walls with lots of pictures or photos. Rather, a painting or a big picture will look better. The same goes for accessories and cushions – less is more. Keep the floor as clear as possible and remove anything that feels unnecessary, this will create the illusion of more ground space. Never place furniture near the door as it will make the environment look smaller than it is.
Use Of Mirrors
Mirrors can make any room look larger than it is. Mirrors reflect both natural and artificial light, and this makes the space feel larger during the day as well as night. Place mirrors in such a way that they can use the light more effectively to reflect more. You can also use mirrors on the doors of cabinets and wardrobes. Mirrored furniture is always an excellent choice for your home because of its multi-functionality. Small environments can make you feel depressed. Fortunately, there are many decorative tricks you can use to fool the eye and make your space look much larger than it actually is.