Let’s admit this, we all love to live life king size. But, not all of us are fortunate enough to get the luxury of living in a big space and experience life like the royals. So, if you have a small space, does that mean you cannot make it look like a luxury space? Well, not really! All you have to do is to play with the décor smartly, so that you can fool the eye and make your interiors look bigger than what they are in reality.
So, here are some brilliant design tricks that you can apply to make your small room look bigger.
1. Mirror mirror on the wall…
Adding mirrors to a small room is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make it look more spacious. As they reflect the space in front of them, mirrors give an illusion of a bigger room. You just have to be careful about the type of mirrors you want to include and their placement in your room. For example, you can opt for just one big mirror hung at one of the walls, or you can have multiple ones at different positions to create an illusion from each angle of your room. As far as the placement is concerned, you can place a mirror close to the window so that it reflects the outside view. Moreover, it will then reflect the natural light from outside making it brighter as well.
2. Light up your space
A room lighted up with the natural light looks larger than what it is in reality. So, if you have a big window in your room, then let the natural light come inside. Make sure you opt for sheer window curtains or keep them pulled back so as to allow the light to enter your room. And, if there is not much scope of bringing in the natural light, then fret not! A few simple tricks will do the magic for you. Simply add a shimmery lamp or light fixture to brighten up your space and see the magic.
3. Try the colour magic
Light colours on the walls make your space look bigger. It is simply because the light colours reflect the natural light, hence making the room look brighter as well as more airy and open. On the other hand, darker shades will absorb the light and will make the space look smaller. So, opt for light or pastel colours, like cream, icy blue, white, pale grey, etc. Also, match your curtain colour to that of your walls to create an unbroken line, making a room feel even larger.
4. Make your furniture mobile
When your space is small, it is better to opt for mobile furniture. This simple trick will give you the freedom of easily rearranging all the pieces as and when required. Moreover, frequent renovation of the room setting will make the space fresher, better and bigger every time!
5. Opt for the light furniture pieces
If movable furniture is just not your type, then scaled-down furniture is yet another superb option for you to make your small space look bigger. Instead of going for a bulky sofa, table, or any other piece of furniture, opt for slim and lighter pieces to allow your space to breathe and give an illusion of bigger area.
6. Install storage-savvy pieces
Since you are low on space, you require some smart pieces of furniture to store as much of your stuff as possible. So, to save your room from looking messy and cluttered, look for the pieces with more and more storage space. For instance, when you look for a coffee table for your small room, make sure you pick the one with some drawers in it. Or, if you plan to keep ottoman (a piece of furniture having a cushioned seat, with no back and arms) in your room, look for the piece that has removable top and empty space inside.
7. Get organised
For a small space, it is very important to have everything kept in place, otherwise your small room will look all the more suffocated. So, keep the floor, walls and rest of the spaces of your room as clear as possible.
8. Go green!
Greenery makes even the smallest space feel fresher and lighter. If you do not have space to place the plants on the floor, then try a hanging them instead!
So, get up and get going to apply all these brilliant tricks in your small room to make it look bigger. And, if you have some more such outstanding ideas to make a small room look more spacious, just share them all with us in the comments section below!