Five great ways to make a small room appear larger!

1. Keeping the space clutter free

Clearing the space of any unnecessary clutter will be a huge help in making a small space look bigger as it allows you to keep things tidy and organized. Hidden storage in wardrobes and under beds is a great and effective way of organizing things in a tidy way out of sight. Don’t cover your walls with a lot of pictures. One large painting works better than a group of small paintings. When decorating a room create a focal point, this way the attention will automatically focus on this area, position all other furniture on the focal point and keep the décor in the rest of the room to a minimum ensuring the floors are clear will maintain sense of spaciousness.

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2. Using mirrors

Mirrors a great way to create the illusion of more space if they are placed in the right areas of the room. Mirrors reflect both natural and artificial light making the room look bigger during the hours of day and the hours of night. Placing a mirror where it can reflect the natural light will allow the light to bounce of the mirror and create and open and airy space. Mirrored furniture as simple as it sounds can also give the illusion of a bigger space for the same reason.

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3. Using the right colours

The colour pallet used in small space is very important when creating the illusion of a bigger space. Cream colours and icy blues are just a few of the best colour combinations that can convert a tiny interior into a seemingly bigger living area. It is a generally known fact that light colours make a room look bigger and brighter. Light and brightly coloured walls are more reflective making a space feel open and airy, which helps maximize the effect created by natural light. Dark colours on the other hand absorb light, making a room look smaller. For an optimum effect, select soft tones of blues and greens, and always remember that brighter rooms look bigger and more inviting.

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4. Lighting

By allowing natural light to flow freely inside the room, you will be surprised at how this will open up the interior and make it look larger. You will be amazed at how this small addition can make a big difference. If you do have access to natural light, make full use of it and bring it into your home with the help of large windows, if your windows are not large then make the most of the windows you do have by keeping them uncovered whenever you can and when you do need to cover them ensure the coverings are sheer, or are pulled back, to bring more light in. Lamps will bring in special colour and focus attention.

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5. Clever furniture

Consider having at least some of the furniture pieces the same colour as the walls. Even the bigger items like armoires and chest will begin to blend in to the room and widen out the room. A glass table, will keep the appearance of an open and free space, this allows light to filter under the furniture. As crazy at seems don’t be afraid to put large furniture into a small room, this will in fact make the room look bigger, trust us! Any areas which can take anything on the walls putting shelves up will not only provide you with extra storage but also create a focal point too if needed. Photos and paintings are best to be kept minimal, so maybe think about putting one large piece up rather than a clutter of frames.

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