How To Make Any Room Look Bigger

Here are a few tricks to create the illusion of more space in any room of your home. 

Lighter Colour Schemes on Your Walls & Floors. Lighter colours reflect the light as opposed to dark colours, which absorb it. Lighter colours give the illusion of a much more open area. 

Bring Your Furniture In From the Wall. When furniture is pushed right up against a wall it can make the area seem really tight and cramped. If you pull the furniture away from the wall, even just a few inches can make the room look much more open. 

Hidden Storage Items are a Must Have. Items like coffee tables that open up for extra storage are great for hiding the little things in your house that you don't need to see all the time. Avoid the clutter! 

Stripes, Stripes, Stripes! Stripes will make every room look bigger. Try a striped rug or a feature wall of striped wallpaper to elongate the look of the room. 

Mirrors, Mirrors, Mirrors! To really create the illusion of a bigger room, try putting a mirror directly across from the window. It will reflect the natural light throughout the room and make it feel much bigger. 

Choose Raised Furniture. If you decorate with furniture that is raised on legs just a few inches off the ground, those small spaces under your furniture make the room feel more open and airy and avoids anything looking cramped.