How to Make Your Room Look Bigger
We all love those spaces that make us feel cozy and welcome. We long to have one or several of them in our homes. But those cozy welcoming rooms can sometimes get a little crunchy, maybe even claustrophobic if we aren’t careful. So, if you are in a situation where your cozy space is getting cluttered and crowded and you want a solution, look no further. We are going to share with you the best tips for making a room look bigger and feel cozier and more welcoming than you ever thought possible.
Let’s get to it.
Tips for Making a Room Look Bigger
When you don’t have a lot of space to work with, sometimes you have to trick the eye. Fortunately, there are several ways you can make a room appear to be bigger than it actually is.
1. Keep decor simple.
When creating a spacious feel in a room, you need to bring a perspective that the furniture fits in the room and leaves space for moving and living as well. If the furniture is crammed against a wall and leaves only inches for walking about, you may want to consider trading in that furniture for something sleeker. To build the perspective that a room is more spacious than it really is, be sure to focus on furniture with long lean lines.
2. Hang mirrors.
Mirrors are a small room’s best friend. Strategically placed mirrors will bring light and depth to the walls of any room. Consider making a collage of mirrors along an entire wall. Place a large mirror as the statement piece of your room. Mirrors, along with a little lighting, will create a cozy space you will be eager to spend time in.
3. Use bright, light colors.
If you paint your room a dark color, you can expect to feel like the walls are crowding in on you. However, if you use bright, light colors, the opposite will occur. Instead of crunchy, crowding walls, your room will feel open and gloriously spacious. So, try a shade of white or light blue or seafoam green and experience the difference.
If you still have a penchant for the darker colors, consider painting one wall only. A little accent wall won’t eliminate all the space you are trying to create and it can even bring a touch of personality to the room.
4. Match curtains to walls – or skip the curtains entirely.
One of the major hindrances to creating a spacious room is curtains. Not only do curtains cover up windows, which are one of the most space creating objects in a room, they also create their own kind of boundary. To keep curtains from stealing space from your room, consider getting rid of them completely.
If having a window without the privacy of a curtain is not an option for you, then try shutters or blinds. If you must have a curtain, then get a curtain rod that is longer than the window so you can pull the curtains completely to the side. Exposing the window on occasion will be a benefit to the space you are attempting to create.
5. Choose vertical OR horizontal lines.
Long lean lines in your décor are really going to create space in a room. You can choose either vertical or horizontal lines, just don’t combine them in one space. An example of these types of lines would be a horizontal shiplap or a tall vertical shelf. If a room is small, consider installing hardwood or laminate flooring on the diagonal. This gives the illusion of a bigger space. There are many ways you can use lines to create space while showcasing creativity.
6. Create open space.
Something that is so simple but easily overlooked is to keep an open space in your room. You can do this by setting furniture to one side of the room. This opens up the other side of the room as a walkway.
7. Keep fabrics light and airy.
When it comes to the fabrics you place in your room, be sure to use cloth this will not overwhelm the space. Optimal fabric choices are light-colored and lightweight, such as linen.
How Else Can You Keep a Comfortable Home?
In addition to opening up space in your rooms, you can create a pleasant environment within your home by doing the following.
Follow a theme.
Decorating your home should be a pleasure and a creative outlet, not a burdensome and overwhelming project. One way to ease the stress of decorating is to find a theme. To get started, look at magazines and find some styles that speak to you. With those pictures as your guide, begin looking for items to fill your home. Having a theme will also help if your home needs any remodeling.
Use candles, flowers, or diffusers.
The sense of smell is very powerful; it can bring up wonderful memories and create the perfect mood for any occasion. Use this power to your advantage with the addition of candles, flowers, or essential oil diffusers. Create a new scent for memories made in your home with these special fragrances.
Keep things clean and organized.
Having a clean and organized home means you have a comfortable home. Placing bins around your home for easy storage will help keep things organized. Creating a simple but regular cleaning routine can also make cleaning less of a chore. One simple cleaning routine that can bring a high level of comfort to your home is a regular carpet cleaning. Consider getting a professional carpet cleaning at least once a year to keep your carpets in good condition and your home smelling and feeling great.
Spectrum Carpet Cleaning uses state of the art equipment to deep clean carpets and extracts dirt and moisture trapped in the padding. We are located in Bristol, Indiana and serve Elkhart County homeowners. Call today and schedule your carpet cleaning and get back a healthy home.