Tips On How to Make Small Spaces Look Larger

Posted by Sabrina Bitton on

For anyone who’s undergone any home decoration or redesign project, chances are you're well aware that one of the most common interior design goals is to make a small space look larger. To help you achieve that goal, we’ve come up with a list of tips that you can follow to create the illusion of having more space. 

bedroom with natural light

Make It Brighter  

You can instantly create the illusion of a larger space by painting your walls a light colour. White, beige, and light grey are great options that will reflect light and make it look like you have more space. Dark colours, on the other hand, are known to absorb light, and ultimately shrink your space. You can also open up the window to let in lots of natural light, and set up different types of lighting throughout your room to make it look brighter and eliminate dark spots.

Invest In Multi-Functional Furniture 

Investing in multi-functional furniture can help you achieve all of your design goals without overcrowding. And the more space you leave open, the larger your room will look. Certain items can be flipped around or turned inside out to achieve multiple goals, depending on your current needs and wants. Check out a few examples of multi-functional pieces that will expand your small space. Extra points if pieces can be folded and pushed away when not in use.

living room with mirrors

Make Use Of Mirrors   

Another way to reflect light throughout your space, and ultimately create the illusion of a larger space, is to add mirrors to your room. They will add vertical depth that'll expand your space, and make it look like you’re dealing with more space than there really is. You can learn to strategically place mirrors in your space by following this guide to maximize light in a room.

Hang Up Oversized Art   

Hanging up a beautiful piece of art can add a special touch to any space that’s yet to be accessorized. Art can add personality to a room, create a focal point as the center of a space, and evoke feelings of happiness and creativity. Considering the many benefits they bring us, we need art in our homes. And choosing a piece with wide frames and an oversized fit will help make your space look bigger.

Declutter Your Space   

The fastest way to overcrowd a space is to forgo structure and organization. You can throw your items around and scatter them throughout your room, but that won’t do much for maximizing your space. To create the illusion of a larger space, you need to free up as much room as you physically can. That involves doing a thorough cleanup and getting rid of items that don’t provide value. You don’t need to wait for the right season to do a spring cleanup — you can get started now. You can gather all the items you no longer need and do a garage sale, sell them online, or donate to those in need.

room with drapes

Add Height   

Another tip is to use furniture and accessories in a way that adds vertical height to your space. That means hanging long drapes extending from the ceiling to floor, investing in long chandeliers or pieces of art, and finding chairs and sofas raised on legs. You can even find bookshelves that are long and sleek, taking up vertical space rather than horizontal. Your ceilings will look higher and your space will look visually elongated.

Making a small space look bigger is all about having the right tips and tricks at hand, which will help you create the illusion of a larger space. We hope you will find these suggestions useful and find success implementing them in your home. If you’re looking for more help creating your dream space, contact us. Sabrina will be happy to discuss your project needs with you, and help you create your vision.

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