If you are finding yourself small on space but want to go big on style, you might be wondering how to expand your space that doesn’t involve a sledgehammer. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make your space look bigger without needing to knock out a wall or two. Take a look below at these simple ways to make a room look bigger, so you can expand your space with a few visual tricks!
1. Decorate with mirrors.
Mirrors can reflect the room which makes it look larger. It can also help reflect light which brightens up the space. Use mirrors in your wall décor in multiple spaces so you can help extend the room while adding some light at the same time.
2. Paint with light colors.
Dark colors can make a room look dark, small, and closed off. While light paint colors can actually open a room up. When painting a small room, always use a light color to help expand the room, brighten it, and make it feel more open and inviting.
3. Hang curtain rods close to the ceiling.
When you hang your curtain rods near the ceiling, it helps pull the eyes upwards and can make the room feel larger. Hang curtain rods as close to the ceiling as possible and allow the curtains to run all of the way down to the ground. This look will no doubt make the walls seem taller.
4. Hang shelving all of the way up to the ceiling.
People tend to hang display shelves at eye level, but the truth is you should hang them going all of the way up to the ceiling. This can help expand the space and again draw the eye upward. The lower you display shelves the lower the eye will go, so hanging them higher is key.
5. Use area rugs with vertical lines.
Choose an area rug with vertical lines as it will help expand the space and open it up. Anytime you use vertical lines it helps pull the eyes outward and stretch the space wider. Look for an area rug that offers this design in order to make your smaller space feel larger.
6. Clean up the clutter and use large statement pieces.
Clutter can quickly crowd a space and make it feel smaller. Instead of letting this happen, clear away the clutter and rely on large statement pieces to decorate your space. This is a quick and easy way to expand your space and to keep it from feeling like it is closing in. Keep clutter to a minimum and instead keep the space clear except for the few large accents.
7. Use natural light or table tops lamps.
Light will always make a space look larger. Use natural light (open your windows and curtains) or use table tops lamps instead of any harsh overhead lighting. This will help the space feel bigger, lighter, and more inviting. Overhead lighting also takes up space, so by avoiding any hanging light fixtures you are also saving space.
Are you ready to make your space look larger? Give these simple tips a try for making your space look bigger and see what a difference they can make.