4 Tips for Making a Small Room Look Big
Looking to create more space in your home? It is possible to make a small space look and feel larger-without having to break down any walls. Here are four tricks from interior decorators on how to turn a cramped room into more spacious surroundings.
1. Aim for Three Points of Light
An example is an overhead fixture and two table lamps. “The eye travels to light first,” says Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of apartmenttherapy.com. “Any space that’s in a shadow is space you don’t have.”
2. Ditch the Extra Furniture
Clear away extra furniture like a desk or cabinets, for more mingling room, says Chris Seman of the Mr. Handyman franchises.
3. Space Out Artwork
Start at the floor and measure 57 inches up the wall. The centre of your art or photo should hang on that mark. Why it works: 57 inches is roughly eye height for most people, which opens up more space above the work, making the room seem taller.
4. Hang a Mirror
The larger, the better. Position it across from an entryway or a window so that it reflects the natural light.