Small rooms: how do I make them look bigger?

Small rooms: how do I make them look bigger?

If you live in the classic 30’s semi, then you’ll be all too familiar with the annoying small bedroom. If it’s not the bedroom for the unlucky sibling, it’s used as an ‘office’ where things mainly get dumped in. This is usually because it’s just not as appealing as the lovely, spacious open plan room downstairs. However, if you follow some of these tips then there’s no reason it can’t be as pleasant as the rest of the house.

Colours and lighting are really important to how anything appears. Have you ever heard people say that they wear black because it’s flattering? The same rule applies for rooms! However, the opposite is preferred – with light colours making rooms appear bigger and more spacious. We’d recommend whites or creams as the best choices, but pastel colours such as blues and yellows work well too and a neon sign really says stylish and fun to any room! If you’re lucky enough to have large windows with natural light then great- but if you’re not try and keep the room well lit up so all areas of the room are visible, giving the illusion of more space.

Storage is always an issue with smaller rooms, simply because there’s just not enough space to put things! Storage boxes under the bed, install small shelves, make sure all the cupboards are filled and mount your television or screens to the wall. Although it’s obvious that you’re not going to get as much in a smaller room than a bigger one, there’s certainly ways you can make the most of the space you have.

Avoiding too much clutter is a basic rule in any room, but especially in a smaller one! Avoid having knick-knacks taking up valuable surface space, they often look outdated and collect dust. If you do like your decoration however, then opt for fewer larger items. The same rule works for artwork too, one statement piece as opposed to lots of pictures. We know keeping clear space is easier said than done, but it will really make a difference.

Flooring is one of the main features of any room, it’s something that you don’t change often and usually the first thing you notice. So, if you’re considering revamping your smaller room, then pay close attention to flooring. Wood flooring always improves the look of a room with its beautiful and luxurious appearance, as well as opening up a room. If wood flooring is a little out of your budget, then laminate and Luxury Vinyl Tiles come in very convincing imitations of natural products.

Our bedroom is in the loft with a low sloping ceiling at one end, the bright white walls and minimalism in the decor help but having a smooth laminate flooring (that looks like wood – it’s very good) throughout definitely makes it feel bigger!

As you can see, having a small room doesn’t have to be a negative! Even if you follow one of these tips, then you’ll almost certainly notice a difference in the look and feel of the room!

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