If you're living in a small space, whether it be a small apartment, a tiny home, or a condo, it can be challenging to make the space feel bigger. The good news is, there are several design hacks and tricks you can use to trick the eye and make your small space feel larger.
In the first part, we'll be focusing on how furniture can play a role in making your small space feel bigger.
A) How Furniture can make your space look bigger?
1. Type of Furniture: When picking new furniture for your space, it's important to consider the scale of your furniture and your room. They should go hand in hand together. If you have a smaller room, avoid buying big, heavy, clunky furniture that will weigh down the space. Instead, opt for smaller furniture that doesn't take up as much room. This will allow more space in your room and make it look bigger. There are a lot of furniture companies that sell more apartment-style furniture, which is perfect for small spaces like apartments, condos and small homes. They just look more appropriate in the space. So maybe stay away from the big clunky matching furniture sets and go for something a little smaller and a little bit more to scale to your room.
2. Furniture Placement: Another important thing to consider is furniture placement. When you're placing furniture in your space, try and keep it off the walls. A lot of people like to press their furniture up against the walls and allow more space in the middle. But that really tricks your eye into thinking that the room is too small for all this furniture. If you bring the furniture off the walls and place it in the middle of the room and style it nicely, your room will look that much larger. Sometimes it's actually really hard to make a space look nice when things are up against walls. It doesn't feel like anything's working together. When you bring things off the walls, you can really design a space cohesively and tie little pieces together. Sometimes when things are too far apart and all pressed in different directions, you can't see the overall picture.
3. Multi-Purpose Furniture: If you're working with a really small space, you might want to consider some multi-purpose furniture pieces. This means you'll have less furniture pieces in your space but you'll be able to do multiple things with them. This could be a console table that doubles as a workspace or a couch that doubles as a pull-up bed. There are so many different things that you can do to really maximize the use and purposes of all those furniture pieces and in the end it will make your space feel that much bigger. Another example of that would be furniture that doubles as storage, like a storage bench or a bed that has storage underneath. There are so many different furniture pieces that you can use and hide your clutter away inside of it. It's a great idea to take advantage of those larger items and use them to their maximum potential, that way you only need to buy one thing that can do multiple different things.
4. See-through Furniture: Another thing you can think about when shopping for furniture for your small space is getting some see-through furniture pieces. This could be glass tables, acrylic units or anything that you can see through. They will make your space feel that much larger and make it feel like there is so much more room in that space, even if you didn't remove any furniture. By using see-through furniture, it will allow the light to travel through the space and make it feel more open and spacious.
B) How to make your room looks bigger thanks to Decoration :
Discover a few decorating tricks and design choices, that can help you create the illusion of more space :
Rugs: When choosing a rug, go for something large and that anchors the space. A smaller rug can make the room feel cramped, but a larger rug can spread the pattern out and brighten up the floor space. Consider layering a larger rug underneath your current rug to make the space feel bigger.
Mirrors: Mirrors are a well-known design trick for making a space feel larger. By adding a large mirror to a tiny entryway, it can drastically change the look and make it feel much larger. If you have a room with windows on one side, adding mirrors on the other side can help balance the space and trick your eye into thinking the room is larger.
Curtains: When hanging curtains, try to hang the rod as close to the ceiling as possible. This will make the walls appear taller and expand the look of your window, making the room appear larger.
Decor that hides clutter: Finding decor that hides clutter can really open up the look of your space. Baskets, trays, trunks, and boxes are great options to keep things organized and hidden.
Mounting your TV: Instead of having a large TV console or media unit, consider mounting your TV on the wall. This will clear up a lot of space and draw the eye upwards.
By following these tips, you can make your small space feel larger and more open. Remember to consider scale, furniture placement, and decor
C) How can painting help you make your spaces look bigger?
Making a small space look bigger can be a tricky task, but with a few simple hacks, it's possible to create the illusion of a larger room. One of the most effective ways to do this is through the use of paint.
1. Use the same color (light). One hack that can be easily done with paint is to paint the exact same color from the baseboards to the crown molding. This will make the walls look extremely long, accentuating the height of the ceiling and tricking the eye into thinking the room is larger than it actually is. This is especially useful when using a bold color. By painting all the details the same color, the wall will appear to lengthen.
Another technique to expand the look of the room even further is to paint the door and the trim around the door the same color as the wall. This creates a seamless and high-end look that can make a big difference in a small space.
If you don't want to go that bold by painting all the walls, you can choose to paint one wall and make it an accent piece. This could be a painted fireplace, a painted wall, or a painted door. Having one focal point in the room can make it look more exciting and larger.
2. Use wallpaper (with large scale pattern).
Another option to consider is using wallpaper that has a large scale pattern. A large pattern will trick the eye into thinking the wall is bigger than it actually is, making the space feel larger. A small pattern, on the other hand, can make the room feel cluttered.
Decorating and designing a small space can be overwhelming, but by keeping these painting and wallpaper hacks in mind, you'll be able to create a beautiful, open, and bright-looking space.