Making Small Spaces Appear Bigger

Andrew Parker
Aug 21, 2022

When looking for your first home or even your dream home, you may come across a place that doesn’t have enough space. Now when we say space, we don’t mean that it doesn’t have enough bedrooms or closet space. We mean that sometimes a room might be a bit smaller than you would like. But when you have been looking for a place for a long time and find one that ticks all the boxes, space may not seem like a big issue. This is because it really isn’t. There are a number of things you can do to a small space to make it appear much bigger than what it actually is.

Minimal Interior Of Living Room, Wood Armchairs With Plant On Wood Flooring

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The first thing you need to look at when you are trying to make a small space appear bigger is the color of the walls. You may not think it but the color of your walls can make a major difference in the feel of the space. This also goes for wallpaper. Walls that are painted with darker colors such as blacks, maroons, and dark blues, tend to make a space appear much smaller. This is because of its dark tone. Now if you are looking to make your space appear bigger it would be best to go with brighter colors. Don’t worry, we don’t need your space to be so bright that it can be seen from the moon.

Simply go with colors like white, pink, and even light taupe to mention a few. These colors have a lot of warmth in them and really give the allusion to a bigger space. If you need some help selecting colors, simply speak to your local interior designer. If you already have a warm paint color on your walls, you may want to look into adding mirrors to your room. That’s right, mirrors aren’t only used so that you can look at your outfit. They are in fact the perfect tool to make your space appear bigger than it is. All you really need to do is consider the size of your mirror.