How To Make Small Spaces Seem Larger

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Let’s face it - small rooms just kind of suck. Sure, there is a bit of a coziness factor to having a tiny space that is good for a small task, like a home office. But the reality is that most small rooms feel cramped or simply inefficient compared to what you’re trying to achieve. 

Thankfully, there are ways to mitigate this problem. In this blog, we’re going to go through some of the best techniques we can think of to make the best of a small space and improve the conditions given. After all, creativity is often the result of restraint!

Read below in this guide and find out some of the best tricks used by interior designers to make a small room feel more significant than it is!

Minimal Furniture

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With minimal size comes minimal furniture. One thing that seems to be a consistent mistake for many small space owners is the need to fill them with furniture. Sure, it looks like a good idea to try and ignore the fact the space is small and keep trying to put as much furniture in there as you would for a bigger space; the reality is that it simply isn’t. 

As a result, the best way to treat a small room is to keep the furniture to a minimum. Barring that, you could also try using more miniature furniture as a compromise. Either way, we advise embracing your minimalist side as much as possible. 

Get Multitasking

If you have to put furniture in your space, which, if we’re realistic, you probably do, then the best thing to do is to make sure every piece serves at least more than one purpose. Multitasking is the secret weapon of interior designers and can make a small room seem huge as a result. 

Coloring In

Color can be a massive tool in your arsenal to making a space seem more significant than it is. Painting your ceiling the same color as the walls can work wonders by creating an illusion of added space as the line between wall and roof begins to blur. Similarly, painting features in your room, such as built-in wardrobes and bookcases, the same color as your walls, can be a great way to help them blend into the walls,  once again expanding the visual size of the room. 

Use Mirrors To Double Up

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As we’ve in other blogs, the mirror is the interior designer’s secret weapon. With their reflective surfaces, mirrors can expand the visual space of a room effectively and efficiently. 

If you have trouble with a lack of natural light, such as having small windows, then placing an arched mirror in the space can be a fantastic way to double the amount of daylight while also opening the room up considerably. 

Antique style and French mirrors are also fantastic choices as they can create a focal point for the room that makes the eye follow them to the most distant part of the room, giving the impression of expanded size and style. 

If you would like some more help choosing the perfect mirror for your home, don't be afraid to give our team at West Mirrors a call. Our friendly group of experts would be more than happy to provide some advice and recommendations!

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