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How to Make Any Room Feel Larger

By August 10, 2018 June 19th, 2019 Decor, Real Estate

Does the interior of your home feel cramped and cluttered? If so, I have all the necessary tips for you to make your room feel neat, organized, and most importantly more spacious. My tips will make any room feel larger.

When choosing a paint color for a room, it is important to choose a monochromatic scheme of colors such as white, beige, light gray, etc. Dark paint colors have a tendency to absorb all the natural light making a room feel dark and small. Lighter colors reflect the lighting to make a room feel much larger, more airy, and even much cleaner. Also when painting, one of the most important things is that your ceiling is painted a light color. This will cause for the room to feel taller. In order to increase the height of a room even more, paint the ceiling the same color as the walls.

When it comes to flooring, pick a light wood color, or even a light colored tile/carpet. This will make the room feel bigger from top to bottom and increase the natural lighting reflection.

Choose Decor with Reflective Surfaces

Mirrors are the most obvious choice here: Reflective surfaces, especially on the walls will cause an illusion that a room extends farther then it actually does. When choosing furniture, try to pick ones that have reflective surfaces, such as stainless steel, glass, and glossy tops. Dull pieces absorb the light and do not expand any spaces.

When placing your furniture, there are many things to take into consideration. Do not have all your furniture placed up against a wall, as this causes spaces to feel cramped. When you leave a gap in between the furniture piece and a wall, it causes the illusion of space. In addition, place your furniture so it draws the eyes upward. This can be done through shelving, floor to ceiling curtains, and choosing a wallpaper with a vertical orientation. All of these furniture placements will help to elongate your room.

When choosing your decorations, it is really important not to clutter a room with many small pieces, this makes a room feel unorganized and messy. Choose larger pieces that attract the eye to make a room feel simple yet large. This means maybe going with one large sofa, rather than several chairs, one large painting rather than a collage of smaller artworks, and one bigger coffee table centerpiece. All of these  larger staple decorations will cause your room to feel more expansive, and be less distracting.

In addition, when it comes to furniture, try to match your furniture colors to your paint colors. This will blend the room together more nicely.

Organization

Organization is another critical factor when it comes to making a space feel bigger. You should take every opportunity to maximize space. If you have the option to add built-ins to your walls, rather than having movable shelving, this is a perfect way to not only make a room feel larger, but to keep decor closer to the ceiling, again drawing the eyes upward. Strategically place your furniture in a way so that everything flows together nicely. You should try and choose floating items too, furniture with exposed legs, high up or tall shelving and small side tables.

Doorways

When it comes to doorways, always keep an open feel. If you have the option to pick an open archway or a glass type door, do it. These will enhance that open floor plan feel. If you have solid doors, this will cause rooms to feel very closed off from one another. Another way to make a room feel more open is to keep your windows exposed. Do not cover up the windows, if you have blinds or curtains make sure you keep them open at all possible times to draw in as much light as possible.

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