In a small space, everything counts. Small rooms can feel confining and uncomfortable. But certain design concepts fool the eye and make interiors seem much more spacious than they are. Try these 7 easy room-expanding tricks to help you maximise your square footage.
1. Create Mirror Image
Place a large, single mirror in the room so that it reflects a focal point. This is great for narrow hallways and entrances.
A sizeable mirror can open up a room, making it appear double it's actual size. By reflecting both artificial and natural light, the space will appear both bigger and brighter.
2. Let There be Light
Invest in quality, minimal lighting option such as lamps, LED spotlights, ceiling pendants (keep these sleek and minimal. Nothing too busy.) Fun ceiling fixtures draw your eye upward, creating the illusion of height.
With no dark corners, a light filled room will naturally appear larger and more inviting.
Also keep window dressing sheer and open to welcome in as much natural light as possible. By opening up the windows you will connect the room to the outdoors, further enhancing the feeling of space.
3. Raise it Up and Space it Out
Keep furniture elevated off the floor and avoid sofas and armchairs with skirts. By choosing furniture raising on legs, light can circulate freely underneath.
Shoving furniture against the wall doesn’t guarantee a larger room.
Try angling your sofa or bed and pull away from the wall to open up the space around it.
4. Cut the Clutter
Clear out the clutter. An untidy room can look half it's actual size. Causing it to feel more crowded.
With things neatly arranged and out of sight, the space that is in view will feel orderly and open.
Don’t cover your walls with a lot of pictures. One large painting works better than a grou