On your way home from work, a pink couch catches your eyes. You cannot stop thinking about it, and excitedly, start planning where you will place it to match your room theme. Finally, when you reach homeand walk into your room, you are brought down to earth from cloud nine as the realization hits you that there is no space to place the pink couch. You are disappointed beyond belief and spend the next two days mourning for the pink couch you had fallen in love with.
If you can relate to this story, don’t be disheartened, because decorating small rooms are not an easy challenge to deal with. But fear not my friend, because we have excellent suggestions to help you make your small room look bigger. Bringing small changes in the way you put up your curtains or color code your furniture pieces can have significant effects and give the impression of a larger room.
Choosing the Right Color
It has been tried and tested that medium shades tend to make a room appear smaller, but when you use neutral and dark colors, you create contrast, which creates depth and gives the illusion of a larger space. The simplest way you can do this is by painting one large wall with bright color and using a soft color for the rest of the space. Accent walls are a great way to make a statement and add life to a room.
Hanging Floor-to-Ceiling Curtains
Did you know that hanging long curtains right below the ceiling that sweeps all the way down to the floor makes ceilings instantly look higher? That’s exactly the look you want to go for. Try this tip and see for yourself. Don’t forget to choose curtains in colors that contrast with your wall paint colors.
Choosing an Appropriate Decorative Piece
When decorating your small room, pick larger decorative pieces instead of many small decorative items. Lots of small accessories tend to feel like clutter and make a room look smaller. You may follow the triangle rule and symmetry when styling your coffee tables, dining table, and drawer tops. Choose 2-3 items to place on table tops. Don’t place decor accessories on every single surface of your home. Let your room breathe and speak for itself.
Displaying Large-Scale Art
If you want to make your small room look bigger, opt for one large piece of art or a wall mural instead of displaying numerous smaller items. And it’s okay to leave some walls blank to prevent the room from feeling cluttered and overwhelming.
Using Multi-Functional Furniture
Did you know that there are amazing sets of multi-functional furniture that can totally change how your room looks? Making the right use of hidden storage spaces or using multi-functional furniture changes everything about your room’s outlook. You can use lots of baskets for holding extra clothes, blankets, winter clothes, toys, etc. Make sure to tuck away items you don’t need on a regular basis; this will eliminate clutter and give the appearance of more space. In the kitchen, use cabinets to store away your old, unused, seldom used utensils.
Lighting is Crucial!
Using a few lamps instead of relying completely on one overhead light will help to spread light evenly around the room. Having multiple sources of light in a room can make space feel more expansive. In rooms with limited natural light, this is a must!
Try using these simple tips to stage your home and share your story with us.