Do you have a room in your house that is too small or you wish your apartment were bigger? Small rooms can appear messy or claustrophobic so you might be hoping to buy a larger, more spacious place to stay instead. However there are a few simple things you can do to make a room appear bigger than it actually is without actually changing its size. Here are some ideas on how to accomplish it.

Light – Lights can make a space appear smaller or larger depending on placement. In this case it is best to avoid overhead lights and instead use smaller lights placed in various locations. You can small lamps placed on available surfaces to distribute light efficiently without focusing on the size of the room. Also, avoid chandeliers as these can make small rooms seem more compact.

Creating Space – Having less furniture is important so it is better to have as few pieces of furniture as possible. If you want to create more space but still keep extra furniture for when you need it then you can choose foldable furniture as these can be stored easily when not needed. Also, there are tables that have hidden storage areas so that you can make the most of valuable space. The presence of several chairs can make a room appear cluttered therefore place a large comfortable sofa instead. This will offer the same amount of seating space while making the room appear larger.

Other Additions – Having several large windows will not only allow more light in but will also give the appearance of a more spacious area. Rugs can be used for different areas of the room to give an illusion of the room having more space than it actually does. If you want to make your room appear cozy then you purchase some designer rugs which also provide higher quality. Placing mirrors in particular places will also make a room appear bigger however you need carefully choose where to place them and what you want reflected as this will be the main focus of the entire room. Placing a piece of artwork on plain walls will add colour without being too much.

You can even add art prints of your own to make a room more personal. The Colour Pick out a simple colour scheme without using too many colours which will otherwise give a messy appearance. Keeping your walls and floors a light colour draws attention to the furniture rather than the proportion of the room. If you wish to use a bold colour then limit to only one wall or part of it.