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Tips and tricks how to make your room look bigger

We are sharing the ideas how to make any space look bigger
You may identify the lack of space if you're in the process of decorating a smaller room, but there are lots of reasons why small room has benefits: small spaces are easier to decorate, easier to keep clean, and easier to organize.
These simple tips and tricks will help you make a small room look bigger
Use contrasts and light colors that make rooms look bigger

In order to make a room look bigger it is useful to use the optical illusion. It is well known that light paint colors make a room look bigger and brighter. Light and bright walls are more reflective, making a space feel open and airy. It helps maximize natural light’s effect. Dark shades tend to absorb light, making rooms feel smaller.

Another way to maximize the size of your room is by using the accent walls to make a room look bigger. Accent walls add to the decorative space in color without being too overpowering.

Talking about the colors, for an optimum effect go with soft tones like off-white, beiges, light grey, blues, and greens.
Choose colors that are in the same family, and use tone-on-tone woven fabrics, textured wall finishes, and tonal drapery fabrics. Cool colors and delicate warm colors on most surfaces give a small room a more open look.

If you have a low ceiling a good trick is to use the same paint color for walls and ceiling. As you do not see exactly in this way where is the end of the walls it will create the look of higher walls. The optical illusion in this case is created by connecting the walls and the ceiling into one space.

Add oversized furniture and art objects
Use a few large, simple pieces of furniture, accessories, or art objects in place of several smaller pieces. The presence of ot of small pieces makes a small space look cluttered. With open space and large blocks of color, the room will appear to be more calm and comfortable.

Keep some space in between the furniture and the wall. It will give the feeling of air in your room and space will look bigger.

Use hanging furniture and furniture with exposed legs
Creating the illusion of bigger space is all about creating a sense of openness and movement. Furniture that is streamlined allows light and air to flow not just over but also under and around it, so that it appears to float in space. We recommend to go for midcentury modern pieces, which are both low and having legs.
Add more glass and transparent materials
If you use materials that you can see through, anything beyond will appear further away. If you have a tiny bathroom, get rid of an opaque glass shower enclosure and substitute a clear, frameless one. The room is the same size but if you can see a complete space it will look bigger. It may only be a 1 square meter of of space, but the difference it makes is dramatic. You can also use glass or lucite for tabletops. With a sturdy base of wood, stone, or metal, the space around the table will open up the view beyond.
Add mirrors into your room

Mirrors can make your room look larger and more open. Use a focal point and angle your mirrors toward it to give the illusion of depth. Mirrors also reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room brighter during the day and night. Placing a mirror near a window to reflect the world outside is especially effective.
Mirrors on the walls also will give your room a more open feel, or use mirrored cabinet doors. Ever considered mirrors on the floor? That’s another clever way to make a room look bigger.
Optimize the arrangement in your room
Scale your furniture to fit the size of the room. Place larger pieces of furniture against the walls to maximize the open space and make the room look bigger. Also, don’t block pathways. If furniture and accessories block the view into a room, it will look cramped.
The longest straight line in any room is the diagonal. When you place your furniture at an angle, it leads the eye along the longer wall. Bonus: You often get some additional storage space behind the piece.
Create a focal point
Learn how to make a room look bigger through an established focal point — one area or feature that will draw the eye’s attention. In the dining room, that’s probably the table. In the bedroom, it’s the bed. Make that focal point the star of the room. Arrange the furniture so that focus is drawn to that area, and keep the décor in the rest of the room to a minimum (limit the number of accessories).
Keep a low profile
Furniture that is lower to the ground will create a feeling of openness in a room simply by the fact that they leave more space above them. In the bedroom, choose a loft bed or even try placing a mattress directly on the floor. In the living room, embrace your inner style with low-to-the-ground midcentury pieces.
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