5 Ways to Make a Small Room Seem Larger
Space in a home can be precious, especially if your total square footage amounts to fewer digits than you’d prefer. Putting in an addition may be cost-prohibitive, or your lot’s size may be too small for expansion. However, even if you can’t make a small space bigger, you can make it appear like it is. The flooring and design experts at Unique Flooring San Diego have a few suggestions for making a small room appear more spacious.
1. Stick with Light Colors
Dark colors can make a room seem small and claustrophobic, but light colors can lighten and brighten a room and give it an airy feel. However, be careful of using white because too much white space can give your small room an antiseptic feel rather than a warm and inviting one. Even small variations on white, such as eggshell or ivory, can keep your neutrals nice and warm instead.
2. Use Mirrors
Mirrors are an old staging trick many realtors use to make rooms in a home seem larger than they actually are. You can take a tip from the pros and use large mirrors to add dimension and depth to your small space.
3. Purchase Streamlined Furniture with Metal Accents
Heavy, overstuffed pieces not only take up a lot of room in a small space, but they can also appear to take up more room than they really do. Streamlined furniture with metal accents takes up less space and adds dimension. Like mirrors, this decorating choice can help a room appear larger.
4. Opt for Fewer Pieces of Furniture
Crowding a lot of furniture into a small space can make it seem cluttered, clogged, and closed off. However, you can utilize the vertical space instead. For instance, if you have a small bedroom, try a floor-to-ceiling cube storage unit rather than a bulky, heavy dresser.
5. Install Light-Colored Tiles or Wood Flooring
Heavy carpeting can also help diminish the visual appearance of a small space. Much like the colors of the paint and furniture in your room, using tile or hardwood flooring in light colors can also help give a small space a lighter, more airy feel.
If you need help selecting the right floor to make your small space feel more spacious, get in touch with Unique Flooring. We carry a wide variety of high-quality wood, vinyl, laminate, and tile flooring in San Diego, and we also offer installation services. Give us a call today at 760-945-0010 for a free quote.