There are numerous ways to make a small room look larger by adding certain design elements. An adept designer can trick the eye into perceiving more space by applying simple concepts, such as scale, light, and movement. Here are six quick and easy style tips to make a room look bigger without much money or hassle.
Use Very Light or Very Dark Colors
Midtones can make a room look small, especially if all the walls in a room are the same color. A quick way to make a room look and feel bigger and more open is to use bright, light colors on three of the walls and a very dark contrasting color on the remaining wall. This contrast tricks the eye into seeing the room as longer or wider than it actually is, which opens up the room more.
Use Hidden Storage or Multi-Functional Furniture
One thing that makes any room feel cramped and crowded is the presence of clutter. Untidiness will disrupt the natural flow and movement of people through the room, making it feel even smaller. Utilize hidden storage spaces such as baskets or under-table storage spots to disguise clutter from view. Also, desks and tables can serve multiple functions in a room to make it appear bigger.
Use a Few Larger Decorative Accents
When it comes time to accessorize your space, be aware of how many decorations you are adding. Small rooms can quickly feel cramped and disorganized with a lot of minuscule items on the shelves and walls. Make your area feel more spacious by adding one or two larger pieces of décor. The transformation and appearance of the room will surprise you.
Use Rugs to Define the Spaces in an Open Floorplan
Many contemporary homes utilize an open floorplan today for the modern look and feel of this aesthetic. However, without the traditional defining walls to separate areas of the room, the spaces can appear disheveled and crowded. An easy way to designate where your individual spaces are, such as the living room or dining room, is to use a floor rug. A different color rug can help to differentiate between these spaces and define your room areas.
Buy Furniture with Slender, Exposed Legs
When you are buying furniture for a smaller room, pay attention to the legs and overall design of the pieces you are considering. With larger pieces, such as tables, couches, and beds, try to find furniture that has thinner and exposed legs. Being able to see under a piece of furniture, as well as around the corners of a large bed or sofa, helps open up the room and makes it appear larger.
Place Mirrors on Walls to Catch Natural Lighting
The final tip we have to offer for how to make a small space look bigger is with careful mirror placement. This trick works in two ways. Mirrors will reflect the room to the viewer, doubling the perceived size of the space. Furthermore, mirrors reflect the natural light coming inside from windows, making the room appear brighter and more spacious.
Utilize a Professional Design Perspective
These are just a few of the style tips that the luxury interior design specialists at Perla Lichi Design utilize to enhance spaces and make them appear larger and more inviting. Are you building, buying, or remodeling a property and seeking skilled interior design? Call Perla Lichi Design at 954-726-0899 for a free consultation and a cutting-edge three-dimensional interior rendering of your new space. Let us set the stage and create a beautiful, functional background for living in your home.