Tips for Making Small Rooms Feel Spacious
If you have a small room in your home, your challenge is to maximize your space to make it work for you. However, with a little ingenuity, you can rearrange a small room to make it feel much more spacious. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Scale down furniture
As much as you might be tempted to get a large sectional to feel cozy, big-scale furniture takes up way too much space. That's why you should scale down your furniture to smaller pieces that provide both room to move around and negative spaces to make the area look larger.
Use pieces with legs
One trick to add visual space is to use furniture such as chairs and love seats with legs. Instead of large blocky pieces that sit directly on the floor, using furniture with legs makes the space look larger without drawing attention downward.
Add a mirror
Instead of picking out art for your small space, consider decorating with a mirror. Mirrors reflect the opposite side of the room, making the area appear larger. You can choose something simple without a frame or a more decorative piece to augment your design style.
Remove rugs or drapes
Rugs or drapes aren't a necessary component of every room, especially small rooms. Removing rugs will visually expand the space and leaving drapes off windows will avoid framing the small room.
Use bright colors
Some say that staying neutral is essential, but you might want to add a pop of color for small spaces for visual interest. The only rule you need to follow here is to avoid dark, dramatic colors and lean toward bright shades. Keep your neutral tones white.
Make room for foot traffic
Finally, be sure to arrange your furniture to provide ample room for foot traffic. You want to pare down the number of pieces you have in the space to ensure that it's comfortable for sitting and navigating.
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