If you live in a small space, you know how important it is that you make every aspect of the space count. Many people that live in small spaces are looking for ways to give the space the illusion of being larger than it really is. You can achieve this when you make the right design choices. ANE Glass & Mirror is here to share some tips to help you space feel bigger than it really is.
What Colors Make a Room Look Bigger & Brighter?
The colors you choose for your space has a large impact on the way it looks and feels. You can change the overall feel of a space when you choose the right colors and contrasts. If you have a small space, you need to stay away from darker tones. This will make your room feel more enclosed. Working with a lighter color palette will make your space feel more reflective and airy. The light will actually bounce off of light colored walls more than it will when you have a dark color on the walls.
Optimize Natural Light
Nothing makes your space feel larger than natural light. If you don’t have any windows in your space you can maximize the light in the room using clever light fixtures. There are actually lights that are used to mimic natural light; it’s that important. When you do have windows in your space that allow natural light to flow in, it will connect the space with the outdoors and give it the illusion that the space is bigger. Mirrors also reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room brighter and look larger during the day and night. Mirrors bounce light deep into the room, making it appear bigger.
Declutter to Make Room Feel More Open
If there is nothing but clutter everywhere you look, the space will start to look small in a hurry. Get rid of the piles of clutter that seem to accumulate throughout your space. Nightstands by beds, dressers, buffet tables, counters and any other surface that often attracts clutter need to be kept clean to give the room a feeling of openness.
How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger with Mirrors
Have you ever heard that mirrors can make a room look bigger? It’s true. When you put mirrors in smart places within a room, they can give the illusion that the room is larger than it really is. They reflect both natural and artificial light, making your home feel more open. Not only can you use mirrors hanging on the wall to get this affect, but you can also have cabinet doors and closet doors made into custom mirrors to help make your house feel larger.
Smart Furniture & Mirror Placement
It’s no secret that furniture can take up most of the space in your room. When you choose furniture that serves more than one purpose, it can help you maximize the space. Maybe a couch that can turn into a bed, or a dining table that can be expanded when you have guests. When you have large furniture, it should be placed around the walls to help the room feel roomier. Well placed mirrors can give the illusion of depth when focal points and angled towards them. Placing a mirror near a window can reflect the outdoors and mirrors placed on walls and tabletops (especially glass tabletops) as well as mirrored cabinets will give the room a more open feel.