Using specific painting schemes can help open up your room.
Using specific painting schemes can help open up your room.

No one likes to live in a crowded home, but often times there is no other alternative. Be that as it may, don’t settle for making your house look cramped and tight—instead, follow these suggestions to open up your home, and make small rooms appear larger.

Multipurpose Your Furniture

One way to save space is by limiting the amount of objects that you place in your room. Instead of purchasing a footrest, storage bins, and drawers, you can buy a fabricated footrest that has drawers going down the side. If you can’t find any style that fits the specific décor of your room, custom made furniture can be used to create a unique and multi-functional fixture that can save you some much needed space.

Painting Schemes

The way you paint your room can also make a very big difference with regards to opening up a small space. In general, lighter hues are better than using dark or bright colors. Similarly, when you use a monochromatic color-scheme universally for the whole room, it will look more organized and much larger. This means that you need to pick a color you enjoy, and then select a few different shades of the color to add some dimension. The walls can be one shade, the trimming another, etc…Don’t forget that this includes the ceiling! When you paint your ceiling the same color as your walls, you give off the impression of having a big, open space. If you’re worried about having a room that looks too drab because of this, you can always use sofa upholstery to add a pop of color to the area. With this, you don’t have to be afraid of going a little brighter than the walls. As long as you keep the walls and ceiling in a light and uniform color, you can be more generous with the furniture.

Accessories

You may think that the more things you add to a room, the smaller it will look. And while this may be true in general, you have to know the right things to add. When you install mirrors onto your walls, you add both depth and dimension to your room. You give off the impression of having walls that go on forever. Similarly, a glass table can make the room look bigger than it actually is by reflecting off the natural light that is already in the room. Another great tip would be to take advantage of different natural lighting mediums. If you can, use as many windows, glass doors, or sun roofs as you can. When you do this, you make it seem like the whole world can fit inside your room—and that is by no means a small room characteristic.

Furniture Arrangements

One thing that may seem counter-intuitive is that you should spread your furniture out against the walls to open up the small space. Even if you think pushing all the furniture together in the middle of the room will make it look like the room is bigger because there is nothing against the walls, this is the farthest from the truth. When you have your furniture spread out, spaced, and maybe even up against the walls, you give off the impression that there is more space in the room than there actually is. If it is too hard for you to rearrange your furniture, there are different furniture assembly companies that can do the manual labor instead, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your newly spacious accommodations.