I feel like this is a question that comes up frequently, so I thought a post could be helpful for you guys! I put together just a few ideas that are bound to make your room appear bigger than it actually is. And who wouldn’t want that?! If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment!
Using Lighter colors
Just by painting your walls a white, off white, or lighter color will make a huge difference in how big the space feels. Lighter colors reflect light, which is why the space looks bigger. Obviously on the other hand, dark colors absorb light and will make the space feel smaller. On top of just having your walls lighter, the more light objects that are in the room (furniture, pillows, rugs, etc.) the bigger the room will feel.
Use A Mirror In Your Space
Again it comes to light, using light to reflect is what can make a huge difference in your space. So add a mirror in there to make the reflect. If it is placed in the right spot it could also make the room look like it continues and fooling your eye into making you think the space is bigger than it is.
Use Horizontal Stripes
Depending on your space, sometimes you can be super lucky and could just throw down a rug with horizontal stripes and you could immediately see a difference. Again, it’s just playing with that eye. The horizontal stripes make your eyes look left to right and exaggerates the lines of the room making it appear bigger.
Another use of horizontal stripes could be by actually painting big wide horizontal stripes in a room. I would only suggest this option though if you have taller ceilings. If you have shorter ceilings flip those stripes to vertical and it will have a similar impact.
Hopefully this was helpful for those of you that have been struggling with a small space. Out of all of these tips painting your room a lighter color is what I think makes the biggest difference! If you end up using one of these tips let me know how it goes! Also, I’d love to hear what other questions you guys may have. Drop them in the comments or shoot me an email. Love you guys!