When lacking space, there are creative ways to make rooms look larger than they are. Small spaces have their advantages, such as feeling cozier and exhibiting more charm. They do have their challenges, however, such as looking cramped or cluttered.
If any room in your home is lacking space, the good news is that there are several things you can do to open up the space and make it feel larger than it really is.
Pay Attention to Proportions
The furniture in small spaces must be proportional to the size of the room. Although a large couch or armoire might be appealing in the showroom, it’s important not to overwhelm a smaller room with furniture that is too large. Small rooms need all the open square footage possible, so don’t eat it up with bulky furniture.
The use of a large mirror can do wonders for a small room. Mirrors reflect more natural light and if positioned correctly, can reflect your outdoor view from the windows. Mirrors can create a sense of openness in any room, and they are easy to incorporate.
The goal for smaller rooms that you want to look larger should be to achieve an open and airy feeling. One way to achieve this is to use a lot of the color white. White walls, white furniture, white accents, there’s no lack of ways to incorporate white to blur the lines between the walls and ceiling.
The bottom line to creating a visibly more open space when lacking square footage is to keep it simple. Clutter would be the downfall of a small space, closing it in even more. Keep your design minimal and avoid any heavy fabrics or competing patterns.
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