Living in a small and confined space can make you feel uncomfortable and stuffy. But if you own a home with medium to small-sized rooms, does that mean you have no option but to get used to the small space?
Well, first things first, you need to understand that how you outfit your room matters—the choice of furniture, the colour of your walls, and even the amount of natural light your room is getting. So, if you’re wondering if there’s a way for you to transform your small room to make it appear bigger, the answer is a resounding yes.
Tips to make your room appear bigger
1) Choose the right colours
Colours play an important role in determining how big or small a room is. When you use soft tones like off-white for your wall, your room may appear bigger. This is because walls with light and bright colours are more reflective, so they make your room seem as if it’s airy, open, and spacious. And remember to choose colours that are in the same family for your walls and furniture to give the room a similar effect.
2) Utilise glass and mirrors
Have you ever questioned why so many people use mirrors in their dining and living rooms? They do that because mirrors create the illusion of depth, making a room look bigger. When you place a mirror near your window, you can reflect the natural light from the outside to make your room brighter on the inside. The same goes for ceilings with cove light effects, with indirect lighting, the ceiling will appear higher than it actually is.
3) Maximise your room arrangements
Before you buy your furniture, you need to scale the size of your room first. You don’t want to end up with a stuffy room just because your furniture is too big. You need to first know how you would want to arrange your furniture to fit your room. If you have big furniture, place it against the wall to avoid your furniture from blocking the pathways.
4) Choose the right furniture
Although the pattern or look of the furniture plays an important role, you need to consider the size and functionality of the furniture as well. For instance, if you want to avoid having too much furniture in one room, look for multi-functional furniture such as a sofa bed, folding tables, or coffee table with drawers.
You can also get rid of the bulky feel of the furniture by opting for tall cabinets to be built to the ceiling and suspended from the ground or buy chairs with open arms and exposed legs. This way, your room will appear to be more airy and spacious.
5) Create a focal point
Last but not least, you can also transform your room to appear bigger by creating a focal point. A focal point is the one area or item you would want people to focus on in your room. For instance, the focal point for your dining room is the dining table and the focal point for your living room could be the accent wall with large artworks. So, all you need to do is create a focal point that can attract other people’s attention, and for the rest of the room, keep the design to a minimum.
There are more tips and tricks that you can do to make your room feel spacious. You can always consult with your local Interior Designer who can design and plan a cosy sleeping area incorporated with ample storage space and built-in wardrobes that will exude the feeling of tranquillity.
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