Ways to Make Your Room
Many people want to create a pleasant bedroom that looks
spacious and bright. There are many ways to make a small space look bigger and to
organize the space that you have. Today
we are going to be looking at ways to make your room bigger.
Home decorating can often present challenges related to
space. Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do with a room that
appears to be small. And so many people require tips and ideas about decorating
small spaces. If you have plans for decorating your home, you may feel that
they need to be compromised somewhat, due to a lack of space. However they are
way to achieve your ideal theme, even with a limited amount of space available.
Clear out the clutter
- The first step in decorating any small room is to clear out
the clutter. Sort through your things can get rid of any unnecessary or unwanted
articles. This will automatically make your space look bigger.
- Find places to
hide things like under table skirts or behind closed door. Make good use of
every nook and cranny possible in order to maximize space and free up some open
- Making sure everything is neatly stored and out of view will open up the
space. While moving and clearing things
away, you may want to rearrange your furniture.
- Ensure that large pieces of furniture are not
blocking walkways or entrances. Also, place tall pieces of furniture and not in
open space, this will give you more room to walk around and will also make your
space feel larger.
- It is all about
thinking innovatively and creating space in an area that does not have much
- Simplify. Simplifying is one of the most logical
steps to creating a bigger space in a
small room. It involves choosing your possessions well such that you are not
putting too much objects in your home that it ends up being cramped.
- If you have a difficultly throwing away your possessions,
ask yourself whether it has any practical use or value to you. If you find it
difficult to answer your own question, simply use this rule: if you don’t use
an object for far more than a year, then it is probably time to get rid of it
or sell it off because it is probably
just a waste of space.
- In compact
living, the fewer possessions you have, the bigger the space for you will be.
Switch Up the Decor
The rule of thumb is keeping it simple. If you can't part
with your decorations, you can rotate them by putting just one decoration in
the room and changing it each month. That way, you are not only freeing your
space, but also bringing a new look and feel each month. Exciting!
Careful Choose Your Colours
- Choosing the right colours is also high on the list of ways
to make your room look bigger. In order to create an open, larger atmosphere,
you should use light cool colours. Some colours can make a room look small,
clinical and cold.
- Painting your walls in soft tones of blue or green will provide and open airy feel. It is also
best to choose colours within the same colour family, to create the nicest
combinations that will open up space.
- This is important, not only when picking paint
colours, but also when fabric for curtains or upholstery.
Keep your walls simple yet elegant. Too many pictures on the walls will make a
space feel smaller and crowded. Instead choose either on large picture, or a
grouping of smaller ones.
Let the light shine...
- Rooms look larger when they are well-lit. So a good way to
make your room look bigger is to make sure that it has plenty of light inside. Maximize natural lighting. Stay away from
heavy curtains or drapes for your windows. These will really limit the amount
of light that gets in your room and will make your room seem cramped and
- Blinds are better options: they are lighter and they seem to create
more space and give rooms a more open and free feel. Use window coverings that
are lighter to allow the brightness from the outside in.
- Open up your windows,
and let some fresh air in too, if the weather is appropriate.
- Big, open windows also give you a far view
outside which can also add some space in your mind. This will make your room
more refreshing and appealing and will greatly help to make your room seem more
spacious, almost like you are outside in the open.
- Another way to increase the
light in your room is by investing in lamps, track lighting, and other
inventive light options.Small spaces require more light.
Mirrors can work magic
- Using reflective materials is one trick to make a room
appear larger. Mirrors can work magic in a small room.
- Using mirror tiles or a
large mirror on a wall will definitely make a room look larger. Besides, it is
always handy to have mirrors about.
- Use a focal point and angle your mirror towards
it, to give the illusion of depth.
trick is to use see-through materials. This will make objects look further
away. This idea could be used for tabletops,
chairs, and just general decorative items.
- Tables with glass tops and glass walls that
can separate house areas or room spaces
without dividing the room are perfect for small spaces.
- Acrylic surfaces or transparent glasses can
make space look a lot bigger, lighter and more airy because your line of
vision is not interrupted.
- Aside from
this, glass and semi-opaque materials also allow light to come through, giving
the illusion of a brighter and bigger space.
- Make sure you always have a clean
space, it is always bigger when it is clean.
- When choosing furniture, it is better to pick big pieces. This
may sound strange, but a few bigger pieces of furniture is much better than
several small pieces of furniture.
- If there are too many small 'bits and bobs'
the space will look cluttered, whereas two or three bigger pieces will allow
for more openness in a room.
- If covering
your furniture, it is a good idea to pick plain colours, instead of prints,
plaid, or stripes. If you want to add something extra, use texture, but also in
plain neutral tones.
- Choosing plain and
neutral colours for light, sheer window treatments, bed skirts and tablecloths will
provide an airy feel as well.
- The furniture should show as much floor as possible. It is
the amount of floor space that really determines the spaciousness of a room.
of filling the room with ottoman chairs and tables with huge legs, use stools
and pedestal tables instead.
- These types
of furniture show more floor space than those that squat solidly on your floor.
Get >> multifunctional furniture
- Invest in multi-functional furniture. Uni-taskers or items
with only one use are very impractical and are a poor use of space.
- Opt instead
for multi-functional furniture that can serve more than one of your needs
without using an additional space.
- Examples of this would be a bed with cabinet
underneath, a headboard with bookshelves or sofas which can double as a bed.
- This is obviously a good use of vertical space
than buying furniture pieces that have limited functionality.
Aren't these very
simple solutions that you can easily implement in your room to maximise your limited space? Now
compact living should be less of a problem, dear friend!
Yes, Don't be discouraged when it comes to decorating a
small room. Following the tips mentioned
above and trying some of these ways to make your room look bigger will make
your home more comfortable and feel much larger than it actually is.
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