Simple Hacks To Make A Small Room Appear Larger

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While a small area may seem limiting, it does not necessarily mean that the room has to look cramped and dull. Here are some simple and hassle-free tips and tricks to help you maximise your space while not compromising on style.

Light and neutral
When painting and furnishing, follow a light and neutral colour palette so as to visually expand the room.While darker colours may make the room look cosier and inviting, they absorb the light in the room, making it appear smaller. The simplest way to make any space seem more spacious is to paint the walls in neutrals such as white or off-white. When dealing with dark coloured walls, opt for lighter furniture to balance out the dark hues to avoid a cramped look.

Image credit: 0932 Interior Design

Image credit: 0932 Interior Design

Bright ceilings

Make your ceilings stand out (and create an illusion of space at the same time) by painting them in a light h. This draws the attention upward, creating the illusion of higher ceilings.ue

Image credit: Icon Interior

Image credit: Icon Interior

Mirrors
An easy way to make a room appear larger is to place a mirror directly across the windows. This enhances the natural light in the room and creates the illusion of a larger space. If having big mirrors in the house does not appeal to you, try using small mirrored accents around the home such as a mirrored catch-all dish placed near the window or a mirrored coffee table to draw in and reflect the natural light.

Image Credit: Liana Mikah

Image Credit: Liana Mikah

Easy breezy
While it is ideal to leave the windows bare to allow maximum light to filter into a small space, it does get quite hot at certain times of the day, making this unfeasible. The simplest way to make the room appear more spacious while enhancing the natural light is to get curtains that are sheer or the same colour as your walls. On top of that, invest in long curtains that when hung high, drapes down to the floor, as it creates the illusion of a higher ceiling.

Image credit: IKEA

Image credit: IKEA

Colour-coordinated furniture
Stick to a complementary scheme and streamline the colours of the walls, furniture and decor pieces for an uninterrupted flow in the house to create a neater and brighter looking abode.

Image Credit: Sylwia Pietruszka

Image Credit: Sylwia Pietruszka

The bigger the better
An abundance of small furniture and decor pieces can easily make a space look cramped. Instead, use larger furniture and decor pieces for a cleaner and brighter look.

Image Credit: Gabriel Beaudry

Image Credit: Gabriel Beaudry

Elevated furniture
Choose beds, shelves, sofas and chairs that are raised. Unlike the bulkiness of furniture without legs, the legs of these pieces will draw the eye upward, giving the illusion of a spacious abode.

Image Credit: Raphael Schaller

Image Credit: Raphael Schaller

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