Whether you’re a student on campus or living in an expensive apartment in an urban area, the struggle to make a small room look bigger is very real. From a bedroom just big enough for a hydraulic bed to a dining room, it’s no easy task to fit everything you need into one small space. That said, there are plenty of simple solutions that can help you make your small space more welcoming, versatile, and totally chic.
Here are our 5 favorite tips for making your small room bigger and bolder.
- Choose the Right Paint:
Use very light or very dark colors to add depth to the room. Medium colors can make a room seem smaller, but light and dark white paint creates contrast, creating depth and the illusion of a larger space. Visual perception of space is perhaps the most important aspect. And a trendy paint job is both achievable and creative for everyone to try out.
2. Use multifunctional furniture:
To get the most out of your small room, outfit it with furniture that can be used for two purposes, like a sofa with pull-out storage, an open ottoman or a hydraulic bed for extra storage, and a steamer that doubles as a coffee maker or end table. Furniture that can be reduced in size is also a great way to create space. Remove the sheets from the dining table until needed and replace the full-size reclining chair with a mid-size chair and ottoman, or replace the traditional bed with a sofa or sofa bed. It can also be used as a sofa. Similarly, instead of having a separate study table, you can buy a small laptop table to put on your bed and your couch.
3. Utilize mirrors:
Use a mirror to do magic. It is an ideal accessory to enlarge your room. The mirror can be attached to a sliding cabinet door or as a cover covering the entire wall (preferably near a window). Mirrors serve two useful purposes. The first is that the photos, wall accessories, furniture and built-in lights or light from the lights are reflected in the room.
4. Clean up the room:
Learning to enlarge a small room starts with decluttering. If there is too much clutter, square feet will prevail and the room will feel small. If too much trash takes up valuable space, the fewer items, the better. An easy way to declutter is using minimum furniture such as a laptop table instead of a desk. The reduction in space has a positive effect on the visual dimension of the room.
5. Furniture with legs:
Choose furniture with legs to open up a small space. Large furniture that sits directly on the floor without legs can be too big and cumbersome for a small space, while furniture with legs draws the eye upwards and creates illusions of space by getting more light to the piece.
Small rooms are comfortable and efficient, but they often find themselves cramped and difficult to organize. Fortunately, there are several ways to make a small room appear larger. These five tips are a sure fire way to give you a bigger outlook for your room.