Decorating a small room is not a curse. On the contrary, we believe that working in small space allows you to be creative even with a limited budget. The only caveat is avoiding to make your room look boxed in.
That’s where you can use several design tips and tricks which make even the smallest spaces look big enough. Here are 5 of our favorite sneaky tricks that will help you out with decorating any small room in your home.
Use Transparent Glass or Acrylic Furniture
With acrylic furniture or transparent glass, almost anything beyond would seem farther away. For example, if you substitute a small bathroom’s opaque glass enclosure with a frameless, clear one, you could make the space look bigger almost instantly. You could also use lucite or glass for tabletops. Equipped with a sturdy wooden, metallic or stone base, the space adjoining the table would make the view bigger.
Use Light Reflecting Materials
Light reflecting materials, such as mirrors, can instantly make a room look bigger. Mirrors are essential to absorb sunlight and reflect it around the space. A mirror covering a wall is a classic approach. Also, walls painted light are reflective and they maximize natural light’s effects in the area. Painting door trims and skirtings in a marginally lighter color than the walls would render the surface recede visually and take advantage of the airy feel you have created. Even metallic lamps or light fixtures can help you with distributing light through space.
When trying to make a space look bigger or decorating small space, do not ignore the ceiling. Painting the ceiling using bold or darker patterns would trick people into looking upward when in the room. Using patterns or colors that pop draws the eye upward, making the room look taller even if the ceilings are not high. Also, paint the ceiling the same color as your walls. This would blur the divide between the ceiling and wall, making the ceiling look higher than it is.
Add More Lighting Sources
Bring in more light into the space – natural or artificial. When choosing lights, go with light, soft hues as those would make a room feel airy and open. For optimal results, choose softer tones of greens and blues. Also, pick colors that are part of the same family of colors. Remember, contrasting colors would break any space’s flow. Also, delicate warm and cool hues on the majority of surfaces make a room look more open.
Decorate with Art Pieces in Odd Numbers
An artwork or art piece’s size has an important role to play in a room’s overall proportion and scale. It could easily dominate a room. However, if you have an art piece above your eye line, a sense of space and height is created. Consider implementing a combination of materials and sizes with artwork. Start decorating with the biggest piece. Later, append a cluster of four or five smaller framed pieces. If an artwork is placed over the furniture, work on the link for a cohesive vignette.