Practical Ideas to Make a Small Room Appear Bigger
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As cities are getting more congested, homes are also getting smaller in the city centre. If you are on the lookout to buy apartments in Trivandrum, do keep in mind that smaller apartments present a unique challenge when it comes to decorating them. Don’t be disheartened however as there are a number of tricks to make small rooms appear much bigger than they actually are! Here’s a look at some of these ideas:
Colour them Right
Dark and dreary shades make a room look smaller while lighter shades of happy colours make the room appear larger than it actually is! This is because light colours reflect more light, making a space look brighter and larger. Try working with light pinks, blues or yellows.
Add Visual Height
Even if you don’t have French windows, you can still drape your curtains down from the ceiling and end them just a few inches off the floor. This adds the illusion of height to a smaller room and makes it appear more spacious. Remember to keep the curtains sheer, lightweight and light-toned.
Add Depth and Go Low
Unknown to many, by opting for low-level seating or futon beds, you can actually create an impression of space and make the bedroom appear larger than it actually in. This casual, yet comfortable furnishing style can make all the difference to a small room.
When decorating a smaller room, aim to keep as much floor space free as possible. And when it comes to choosing furniture for the room, stick to the bare minimum; and wherever possible, opt for dual-functional, space-saving furnishing to minimize usage of space. You could also keep your accessory items to a bare minimum, to continue with the effort to create the illusion of space.
Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall
Mirrors are very effective at reflecting light, and when placed strategically opposite an open window or light source, they can open a small room, creating the illusion of a larger space. Place a large ornamental mirror on a bare wall or door, and add visual height or depth to the room!
All these tips are easy and practical to help decorate your room – without putting in too much effort.