1. Light colour palette – The use of room colour can make the room space appear different. Lighter colours lack sharpness, so the eye automatically perceives it to lack boundaries and appear larger. Dark colours make the eye focus sharply on the black square and perceive the room to be smaller.
2. Monochromatic – Paint your walls, trim, and detailing in different shades of one color, such as white, off-white, and beige to expand a room. And use neutral-toned furniture with vivid tone accents.
3. Pocket Doors – Pocket doors are a smart way to separate rooms when you want without taking up too much floor space. Pocket doors allow the rooms to flow better together which creates an illusion of larger living space.
4. Mirrors to make it look bigger – Mirrors are essential to making rooms look bigger if placed properly. Use a focal point and angle your mirrors toward it to give the illusion of depth. Mirrors can also reflect the light more around your room making it look brighter which helps make the room look bigger.
5. 2 in 1- By having minimum furniture, the room looks bigger. Designers are creating more furniture to double as storage. These dual-duty furnishings not only look great on the outside but have an extra feature tucked away inside. This technique has become very popular because multipurpose furniture helps us to declutter areas. All furniture can double as a storage unit. Such as a bed with built-in dressers underneath it, benches with hidden storage inside, dressers built into walls, etc.
6. Sofa table behind the couch – Allows for decor pieces without clutter. Such as placing lamps on the table so there are no tall lamps sitting on the floor awkwardly poking out. It’s also a good place to put beautifully maintained plants to spruce up the living area. It is often recommended to make the table decor symmetrical to each other.
7. Under the Stairs- Reclaim space in your home by creating storage under the stairs. Such as bookshelves, hidden shoe rack or just a regular closet.