Your square footage may be small, but that doesn’t mean your home has to feel like it. At a time when minimalism is big and less is more, it’s easy to learn how to make a small room look bigger. We’ve rounded up our favorite small room design tricks to help you live large in your small space.
1. Raise The Furniture
Instead of using furniture that sits directly on the floor, consider pieces of furniture that have legs. The few inches of space under a piece lets in light and gives off a feeling of roominess. To open the room up even more, angle the furniture so it isn’t parallel with the walls.
A cluttered space will never feel large, so spend some time getting rid of clutter and keeping only the items you absolutely need or love. In smaller spaces, it’s even more critical to keep things tidy and organized because even the slightest bit of clutter can make a space feel messy and crowded.
3. Draw The Eye To The Ceiling
There are many techniques for drawing the eye toward the ceiling, including wallpapering, adding statement light fixtures, hanging large pieces of art that fill a wall, or using tall shelving. Painting the ceiling a light color will also open a space and make it feel airy.
4. Incorporate Light Décor
Being intentional about the pieces you bring into your small space goes a long way. Using light and airy items like acrylic and glass and adding mirrors can create the illusion that the space is larger than it is.
5. Scale Furniture & Wall Décor Accordingly
It’s easy to assume that small spaces should have small décor and furniture, but a lot of the time it’s just the opposite. Incorporating a few larger pieces to fill a space rather than bringing in lots of little things can make a space feel large without seeming cramped.
6. Consider Multi-Purpose Furnishings
Incorporating items that serve multiple purposes into your small room design is a great way to maximize space. Think pull-out sofas, benches with storage, and convertible coffee tables.