As more and more people move into cities, many find themselves downsizing and learning to make a small room feel bigger. Here are a few tips to make your sweet little bungalow have the spacious feel of the suburbs.
Where exactly you hang your curtains can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your room and can help a small room feel bigger. Placing them close to the ceiling and wide over the window will create the illusion of a taller and more spacious room. This means you should buy longer curtains, as well, so that they still touch the floor from their high position. Visit this link to get all the details on displaying your drapery.
Organization can also play a huge role in making a small room feel bigger. Here are 4 ways to maintain organization in your home.
Using a lighter paint color on the walls helps make a room seem bigger. Dark colors absorb more light, where as light color reflects more of it, making it brighter and therefore feeling larger. It may be a bit of a chore to paint an entire room (or house), but it’s worth it because this illusion of space will help your mind feel less cluttered and more peaceful.
Any time you can open a window and let the sunlight shine in, do it! Try not to block the windows with furniture or bulky drapery so that the windows can really be on display. A room filled with sunlight feels more open and inviting. This isn’t always possible with every room, but every little bit helps so optimize what sunlight you do get by keeping the windows clear and open during the day.
Mirrors are a great way to brighten up a room and make it feel like you have a little more space to spread out. For one, they reflect light, which as discussed above creates a larger feel. Additionally, their reflective qualities provide an illusion of depth. Great news, because decorative wall mirrors are very in right now and there are lots of cute ones to choose from, including this trio from Target’s new Hearth & Hand with Magnolia line.
In this case, less is more. A busy room makes it feel cluttered and cramped, while minimal decor can help a small room feel bigger. Limit the décor to only a few things, and your space will feel so much more open. You have more room to move around, and the open space tricks your mind into thinking it’s bigger than it actually is.
With all of these tips added into your design plan, you will be able to create the perfect space that feels cozy without feeling cramped.