If you’re living in an older home, you may find that many of your rooms feel small and cut off. You may be at your wit’s end trying to figure out what to do to make these rooms feel bigger than they actually are! Here are a few tips and tricks that David Blaine would be proud of.
Very Bright or Very Dark Colours
Colours on either end of the spectrum create a depth that tricks the eye into thinking a room is bigger than it really is. Pair them in the same room for a contrast that expands the illusion of space.
Hide Your Storage
Hidden storage, whether in closets, under chairs, or multipurpose pieces, moves the clutter so it’s out of sight, giving the eyes more space to look around.
Small knick-knacks and decorations can cause things to look cluttered. Pick out a few larger pieces that speak to you, and avoid having smaller pieces on a lot of surfaces. Let the room breath!
Rugs can help define a space and can help pull a room together. When that happens, a room feels complete and has the illusion of a larger space because of it.
Break The Walls Down!
Ok, so this really doesn’t make a room look bigger, it actually makes a room physically bigger. But if you have the option, why not go for the real thing? Combining two smaller rooms into one bigger one can open up a new world of possibilities.