5 Foolproof Ways To Make A Small Room Appear Spacious
We all have that one small room in the house that we either have no idea what to do with or have no clue how to give it a more airy and spacious look. So today we have compiled five tested ways that you can incorporate to finally get the spacious look you have been attempting to achieve.
- Use lighter colours on the walls and floor
If you want to make a small space look bigger, the first thing you must do is use light colours on the walls, floor and ceiling. Whether you are utilising paint, porcelain tiles or mosaic tiles, you should choose colours like off white, cream, beige, ivory and white. These colours will instantly make the room appear airy and open.
- Place mirrors to create the illusion of space
Hanging mirrors strategically will make a room appear large and roomy due to reflection. The ideal spot for placing a mirror is from across a window. The mirror will reflect natural light and so it will give the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is. Take a look at this room below and see how effectively the mirror has enhanced the ambience and feel of the room.
- Built in multi-purpose storage
Utilising multi-purpose storage artifacts is yet another effective method to save space in a small room. A table or trunk can be used to store blankets and cushions etc. Similarly, a convertible sofa bed can be installed that can be used later at night as a bed. There are endless possibilities when it comes to multi-functional furniture items. Choose one that works best with your interior décor.
- Use large statement furniture pieces
One might be tempted to use smaller furniture pieces in a small room because that is what would make sense. However, one large statement piece will keep the space open and uncluttered. Smaller items tend to make a room look messy and uneven. So one large sofa instead of smaller sofas will do the trick.
- Reflective surfaces
Just like mirrors, reflective surfaces tend to play a large role in making small rooms appear large. Glossy porcelain tiles with a marble effect in a neutral or pale colour are perfect for the outcome. They will bounce and reflect light thus giving a spacious look.
Happy Home Designing!