A spacious room is everyone’s dream. However, not all of you have this dream home. Being cooped up inside in a tiny room is truly stressful. And it makes you rethink and reevaluate your space. But just because you’re lacking on square footage doesn’t mean that you have to skimp on style.
The good news is that the key to successful tiniest-living is easier than you think. It all boils down to tricking the eye into perceiving more space by employing three simple concepts: scale, light, and movement.
6 Quick and Easy Tips to Make The Tiniest Rooms Feel Spacious
These quick and easy hacks will make even the tiniest of living spaces feel light, airy, and even, dare you to say, spacious. These tips are not hard to tackle, especially in your self-quarantine. So, happy trying!
1. Add Mirrors
The first step you need to do is to add mirrors. Maybe you already know that mirrors are great things to make your room feel airy. A well-placed mirror can instantly make any room feel bigger. Add them to gallery walls or next to windows to make your space feel bigger and brighter.
2. Aim High
The easiest way to keep clutter at bay is by maximizing your vertical space with shelving and cabinets. Instead of using floor-only storage, consider floor-to-ceiling options when possible to boost your storage. This can make your space looks larger since there is no more storage everywhere.
3. Two is Better
Your small room often has to wear many hats, and its furniture should too. In this case, you can use Daybeds for daily lounging and serve as a guest bed when you have visitors. Side tables with cantilever tops—called C tables—can double up as a nightstand and a desk for your laptop. Smart tip: versatile pieces with hidden storage help keep everything in place without sacrificing style.
Is there something in your home that you just don’t love? Then it might be time to ask yourself whether it needs to be there. Donate or sell items that don’t add value to your space to help prevent things from piling up. Decluttering is the best way to sort unneeded items in your room.
5. Tone It Down
Make the room feels spacious by sticking with a monochromatic palette of any shade. This way can help focus on the style of your space and minimize visual clutter. Opt for lighter neutral tones to optically free up your space and make it feel extra breezy. Use the light color on the wall and floor.
6. Scale It Down
Furniture for the small space is all about proportions. Always leave a little air in between the sides of the furniture and walls. It is good to create a sense of roominess. One exception is a bed. Also avoid heavy, weighty pieces that eat up too much of the usable space in the room.