How To Make Your Small Room Feel Bigger

The majority of homeowners have a room somewhere which is just a little too small for their needs or what they want to do as far as design is concerned. These rooms can be a hassle, but there are ways to overcome the shortcomings of the abbreviated space and make a room feel a little bigger than it actually is.

If you are looking to take your small room to the next level and get as much out of it as you can, here are a few helpful tips and tricks to follow.


No matter how big a room is, lighting is arguably the most important element in aesthetics and mood. One of the best ways to incorporate lighting into the design scheme to make a room feel larger is with recessed lighting. With these lights, you add additional illumination to the space without having a fixture hang from the ceiling and make the room feel cramped or tight.

Prefer to introduce more natural light rather than artificial options? A skylight is another great choice to bring in extra light without taking up space in a room.

Minimalist Furniture

In any room in your home, the furniture can make or break the feel of the overall design, as well as determining how spacious a particular area feels. If you have a small room you are working on opening up, minimalism in your furniture selection is crucial to making the most out of the space.

If you are designing a small living room or front room, a simple two-seater sofa will do the trick as you still provide the necessary furniture to relax on, while still taking up as little space as possible. If the sofa isn't a viable option, a pair of lounging chairs can also get the job done.

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Another important part of making a room feel bigger is how the layout is set up. You don't want your furniture and other accessory items too close together as you will feel cramped when using them. By spacing things out far apart from each other and creating as much floor area as possible, you can easily make a room feel bigger than it really is.

Wall Decorations

Accessories are key in designing any room, and they are vital in the small space especially. If you are looking for fun and creative design, a large painting can help take up wall space without feeling too imposing on the amount of area you have to work with. When it comes to wall decorations, however, no piece will do more for you than a mirror. While adding a beautiful aesthetic touch, a mirror also reflects the room itself and creates a wonderful optical illusion of opening up the room in a big way. If you have a small room, a wall mirror is a no brainer for your design

How do you make your small space feel bigger? Let us know in the comments.

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