If you’re living in a small home with limited space there are some clever home improvement ideas that you can try to make your rooms appear larger. Try some of these tips and bring the illusion of spaciousness to your difficult to decorate spaces.
Light Color Schemes
The smaller the space, the lighter the color scheme you should choose. If you use a dark colored paint in a small room you are simply closing it in even more. A white or cream paint on the walls will open your space and make it appear lighter, larger and more airy.
Stick with a single color for your walls, flooring, accessories and furnishings. Go for different shades of the same main color and you’ll find that the effect created is of a larger room.
Choose The Right Lighting
Lighting can be key to opening up your room. Rather than relying on a single ceiling light fixture, try recessed spot lighting. This will avoid making your ceilings appear lower and won’t take up extra room.
Ceilings and Floors
Avoid using dark carpets and dark paint on your ceilings. Choose a light color for your floorings and ceiling paint as this is a clever designer trick for creating the illusion of more space.
Clever Use Of Mirrors
Mirrors really can create the impression of your room being much bigger than it actually is as long as they are strategically placed. Large wall mirrors are best, and if you want to make your room appear to be twice the size, the best way is to use mirrored wall tiles right across a single wall.
Don’t clutter your space with a large wooden coffee table or nest of tables. Opt instead for a similar one made from clear glass. This will give you the convenience of having somewhere to put down your cups and magazines but its clear appearance will give the space a more open look.