Make a small room seem bigger.

Do you have a small room in your home to work with and wish it were a bit larger? The Lawhead Team would like to share some helpful tips on making even the smallest room appear larger.

Don’t let your small room feel confining and uncomfortable. Use colors, furniture arranging and lighting to make your room seem bigger.

Use lighting to open up your space. Allow natural light to flow into your small room. Just this simple tip will open up your interior and make your room look larger. Adding in natural light to your room will connect the room with the large outdoors and lessens the limit of space. If the view looking outside where your natural light is coming from is bad, use hanging plants and flowers near the windows. You can also use lamps to bring in special color and focus attention.

Using light colors, like creamy and icy blues, can help your small room seem bigger. Light colors in general make a room seem bigger and brighter. Dark colors absorb the light and make a room seem smaller. Use soft tones of blues and greens and remember that brighter rooms look bigger and more inviting. Paint your wall trim and moldings in a lighter color than your walls. This makes your wall appear further back making your living area appear bigger.

A huge way to make your space seem larger is to remove clutter. Keeping your small room tidy, organized and simple is a good way to avoid your space feeling cramped. Don’t cover your walls with a lot of small picture, instead use one large panting. Avoid making your small room seem busy. Pick an item in each room to be the focal point and arrange furniture so the focus is drawn to that area. Keep the décor of the rest of the room to a minimum, limiting the number of accessories.

small roomAdding a mirror can make your room feel like it doubled in size. Pick a focal point in your room and angle the mirror towards it. Mirrors will reflect natural and artificial light, making your room brighter day and night. Using mirrored cabinet doors makes your small room feel more open as well.

If you are working with a very small room, use multi-function furniture. For example a bed with drawers for storage or a chest that can be used as a coffee table are great ways to utilize space.Larger pieces of furniture should be placed against walls so the open space in the middle of your home are not broken up. Don’t let furniture block walking pathways through your home. This causes a home to look cramped.

Do you have some tips on making a small room appear larger? Please share with us on our blog!