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How To Make A Room Feel And Look Bigger
With space at a premium in most busy homes, we are always looking for ways to make our homes feel and look bigger. Fortunately, there are a few ways we can achieve this result without needing to knock down walls (although that is an option!).
Mirror, mirror on the wall…
Having mirrors everywhere is a great way to make a room feel bigger, brighter and airier. Mirrors don’t have to be expensive, great news if you are working with a smaller budget
They come in all shapes, sizes and styles. You can mix and match or you can decide to go for a uniform, cohesive approach. Either way, there is something for everyone, and mirrors will never go out of style.
If your budget is slightly more generous, why not have a look at mirrors with built-in TVs? This is a great way to add a huge mirror to a wall and have the entertainment system. These are especially great for bathrooms and bedrooms but be warned, they are not cheap.
Adding mirrors above a fireplace can really make a room look grander and is also an additional focal point of the room.
Choose your wall colour carefully
You’ve probably heard this plenty of times before, but it is well worth noting in this list as it is one of the most important steps you can take to creating a larger looking space.
Having a light colour on the walls is a great way to open up space. This doesn’t mean you need to go for boring old white though. Pastel shades, such as light yellow, pink and blue, or neutral color such as cream or on-trend grey, are more than light enough to ‘open’ a space but without ditching the warmth of colour completely.
Using extremely dark colour, in contrast, will help to create a depth to the room. An example of this is white walls and upper cabinets in the kitchen with dark pained cupboards underneath.
If there is one thing worth investing in for your home, it’s fitted furniture.
Made to measure furniture will make the most of all the nooks and crannies in your home. By using up space in these awkward places, you’re freeing up valuable space elsewhere.
Fitted wardrobes are a great way to make the most out of the space in the bedroom, in some cases, there will be no need for any other furniture as you can have shelving, rails and shoe racks all within your wardrobe. You can even do a double whammy and have mirrored doors!
Spotlighting is a great way to spread light around the room. Rather than one big light that is standard for most homes, they can cast shadows in the furthest corners of the room.
If you can't install spotlights in the ceiling, an alternative option would be to use lamps spread around the room or home. This way you're lighting up all corners of the room and bringing light to your home, even if it’s dark outside.
Don’t forget rugs
If you want a little zing of colour in a room to off-set the lighter walls and ceiling, choose a rug that fits just perfect as a complimentary and highlighting colour in your scheme.