If you do not have a lot of space in your property, then it can feel frustrating. However, making a few changes to your decor can make your home feel much more spacious. If you want to create more space without moving house, then you may find the following tips useful.
Most people are aware that having mirrors in a room can make it look bigger. However, this does not mean that you do not have to think about where you hang them. You need to consider what will be reflected in the mirror and to make sure that this is a space which is quite open. A good tip is place a mirror opposite the window so you have the reflection of the outdoors in the room.
You will want to avoid any heavy window coverings such as curtains when you have a small room. The space on your wall can be interrupted by curtains and this is something you want to avoid with a small room. Shutters or venetian blinds may be a better choice, and the color of these should match your walls so that they do not break up the space. If you do not have to worry about privacy, then you may even want to consider leaving the windows bare.
Traditional lighting can often be found in the center of the room, but this does not necessarily work in a smaller room. It concentrates all the light in one space which can make the room seem more enclosed. You may also find that the lamp shade or chandelier can seem quite overbearing in a small room. Instead you may want to think about having several recessed lights so that the whole of the room receives some light.
If you have anything hanging on your wall, then these should be hung nearer to the ceiling than to the floor. This will draw the eyes upward which will make it seem as if the ceilings are higher. If things are lower to the ground, then it can make the room seem quite cluttered.
If you use softer colors, then this will make the room look bigger. You will also need to make sure that the colors you use are co-ordinated. You do not want anything running around the room that will break up the space such as dado rails. If you have skirting boards, then these should be painted the same color as the walls.
You should also try to avoid the use of prints in the decor of your room. Solid colors are a better choice but you need to make sure that they match your walls. You can use cushions and rugs in the room, but these should really be kept to a minimum. If you want to add some color to the room without making it look too full, then you may want to consider adding a few plants.