With the increasing number of people and the decreasing amount of available land, most of us are often stuck in smaller places. Trying to make the best of your space and make your room look more spacious? Here are some amazing ideas to make your room look more spacious and bigger.
Paint or wallpaper the ceiling
Having a painted or designed ceiling will not only add to the beauty of your room but also help make it look bigger and taller. Anything that draws attention upwards, towards the ceiling makes things look longer.
Use light colors on the walls and the floor
We often like to have darker colors for the walls and floor of our rooms for a cozy and warm feel. However, darker colors tend to absorb light, instead of reflecting it, making the room feel smaller. If you truly want your room to look bigger, you must use lighter colors on the walls and floors to make the room feel bright and airy. It is also great to have a bright and well-lit room, especially if you tend to read a lot there.
Pull furniture away from the wall
Push all furniture towards the wall, creating the biggest area of open space in the middle. Doing so will create an illusion of spaciousness in the room. Smaller bits of open spaces around the room are less likely to feel more spacious than a large open area in the center. You may want to leave just about a few inches between your bigger items and the wall if you do not want the furniture to be completely sticking to the walls.
Make use of hidden storage and multi-purpose items
The evergreen hack of using space well by making the best multi-purpose furniture and hidden storage has always worked its magic. You can pick from a wide variety of options like the sofa cum bed, a foldable table, and even a bed that you may fold up during the day to make more room. Get creative, you will notice a lot of empty, covered space like under your bed, possibly behind the dresser or under the staircase that you can utilize as storage. This is help minimize the use of excess furniture around your house.
Choose statement furniture that fills the room.
It’s always a good idea to have one big couch in a smaller sized room instead of multiple smaller ones to reduce the feel of clutter. You can make your room look bigger by focusing the attention to one larger object in the middle. A good set of contrasting furniture and decorative a to go with the styling of the room and a well-thought color scheme can largely intensify the look of a bigger room.
Use stripes to elongate the space
stripes have always been visually appealing, especially tricking our minds to making things look longer, in the direction of the stripes. You may use a striped rug, a one that runs the length of the room will be perfect to intensify the effect and look of a longer room. You may also use lighter shaded wallpaper for a similar effect.
Color code your shelves
We all have at least one shelf full of stuff. Why not color code it for a more organized and thoughtful look? Whether it’s on the basis of color or the size or type of anything that you have placed on the cupboard. Anything that looks intentionally arranged will bring a more streamlined look to your room. It adds a structured look to the room, instead of a stuffy, messy one.
Leave windows uncovered to give a room more depth.
Let there be light. A bright, well-lit room adds depth to the room. If you worry about hampering your privacy in the process of making your room look bigger, you may use blinds or Roman shades instead of curtains to make the room look less crowded.
Buy glass or lucite items
Using glass and lucite structures in your room is a great way to not just add style but also a slight sense of added visual space to the room. You may also add a mirror to your room that would also be visually appealing, increasing the depth of the room. You may place a mirror to reflect the window to have an increased vision in the room. Such structures are great to add to your room without taking up much visual space.
Use rugs to separate the room
Especially perfect for a studio apartment, or any space that you want to be utilized for multiple purposes is best to be separated with different rugs. Have the main rug as a centerpiece and multiple others to distinguish between the different sections of your room. You may also creatively style and use color scheme for these rugs to make it more attractive and beautiful.
Furniture with exposed legs is key
it is best to use furniture with exposed legs when you are trying to make your room look more spacious. Even though it might take just as much space as your boxed couch would, just the little gap between the ground and your furniture will make a huge difference to the room. Show off those legs, and you will feel the difference.