Yesterday I have shared with you some tips to make your tiny room feel spacious, and today, I’ll continue. As a New Yorker, we are quite familiar with both the charm and challenges of small spaces. When done well, they can feel like cozy, Zen-like retreats. However, we often find one tiny space that feels cramped, claustrophobic, and anything but restful.
9 Tips to Fooling The Eye and Creating Your Tiniest Room Feels Bigger
No bad news, only the good news I’ll share today. The key to successful small-space living is super-easy than we think. It all boils down to fooling the eye into perceiving more space by employing three simple concepts: scale, light, and movement. Here is tips to make our tiniest room feels bigger.
1. Maximize the Furniture Arrangement
Some furniture could take up a lot of space. To prevent that, use multi-functional furniture, such as a chest that can be used as a coffee table, a sofa bed or a bed with drawers for storage underneath. To maximize the open space, place larger pieces of furniture against the walls. Scale the furniture to fit the size of the room, and don’t block pathways. Smart tip: move the furniture out and away from walkways, so we can open up the space and make it feel larger. Additionally, make sure there is plenty of space between our furniture, too.
2. Keep The Furniture Low Profile
Do you have furniture that is lower to the ground? If you have, actually it will create a feeling of openness in a room simply by the fact that they leave more space above them. For example, choose a loft bed or even try placing a mattress directly on the floor (bedroom section). And embrace your inner with low-to-the-ground midcentury pieces (living room section).
3. Well-Placed Mirrors
Not only buy mirror, but we also consider the well-placed mirrors that will di no wonder. Use a focal point and angle of mirror toward it to make an illusions of depth. Mirrors reflect the natural and artificial light to make the room feel brighter during the day and night. Place the mirror near window will reflect outdoor, and it’s vey effective.
4. Ditch the Rugs and Drapes
It’s all about tricking the eye. Curtains will stop the eye from taking in the view outside, even if they don’t cover the whole window. And drapes and curtains just add more “stuff” to our room. The best way is to eliminate them and it’ll keep the space simple. To get privacy, consider shutters or lightweight mesh or cloth blinds. Or if curtains are a must, we can use a bar that extends far beyond the window frame, so we can fully expose the window.
5. White is A Must
For a bigger room white is a must. Whites could brighter the room and make the space feels larger. Painting the walls and ceiling the same shade of white only enhances this cloud-like effect. And it serves to blur the boundaries between wall and celling, causing your eye to travel up, essentially making the ceiling seem higher. Don’t worried that an all-white space will feel too cold. We can pair it with warming elements such as wood, or textured elements, such as a shaggy wool throw. And remember that you don’t have choose a stark white.
6. Emphasize the Vertical
Whether it’s a tall shelf or the bare hanging bulb, installing one element that emphasizes the vertical space in the room will increase the sense of openness. Plus, it enhances the feeling of movement and flow.
7. Emphasize the Horizontal
Not only the vertical space, we can emphasize the horizontal ones. It all boils down to creating a sense of movement. Consider the leggy furniture that creates a sense of dynamism, or the mirrors that reflect light and a view back into the room. Everything that causes your eye to travel around a room in an intentional and orderly fashion will make it feel larger.
8. Shop for Breezy Fabrics
The next tips! Avoid heavy materials and fabrics that absorb light and weigh the room down. In this case, consider breezy fabrics like linen that is a perfect example of a lightweight material. It will increase the sense of airiness in the room.
9. Keep It Simple
Above all, keep the space simple. Small spaces are all about editing. The more pieces, possessions, and patterns in a room, the more cluttered it will feel. Avoid too many knickknacks or at least group them so they read as an installation. When we go for the wallpaper accent wall, keep the rest of the room simple.