Before decorating a small room, you should carefully plan the design to ensure that you get the space to look as big as possible. Space is at a premium these days, especially in the city. Smaller scale living can mean giving up some of the luxuries of a larger home. With some careful design planning, you can create the illusion of more space…

 

Remove Clutter

This first step is obvious, but rarely done very well. Keeping your space organised is much easier when everything has its place. If there are any accessories or furniture that are rarely used then you should consider chucking, donating or storing them. This will allow you to enjoy a more open and practical living space.

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Light Colour Scheme

They do say that dark colours are great for making you look slimmer, so it stands to reason that this may not be the best choice if you want to make a room look more spacious! Consider using lighter colours such as whites, magnolias and pastels which are more reflective and help maximise the effects created by natural light. This creates a sense of airiness and a more spacious room, and the overall effect will be the illusion of a bigger room!

 

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Kitchen completed by: Amberth 

 

Simple Design

Avoid the temptation to go overboard with patterns and choose simplicity, so bright colours and busy patterns should be kept to a minimum. Too much of this can cause the space to look enclosed and cluttered. The odd patterned cushion and bright vase will of course help bring colour and character to a small room though!

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Kitchen completed by: Amberth 

 

Mirrors and Lighting

One of the main things that makes a room look small is a lack of light. Mirrors can reflect natural and artificial light, meaning your space will look bigger in the day and at night. Adding mirrors and light reflecting surfaces to your small room is a great cheat to add depth and light to your space, so, place a mirror near a window to maximise the light reflected.

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Bathroom completed by: Amberth

 

When designing a small room, it is all too tempting to try and add character with loads of prints, wall art and numerous ornaments. But blank space will make the whole room seem bigger. To create the feeling of spaciousness and airiness in your home, you have to decide on some surface areas to leave blank. If you are considering a home renovation then Amberth can help you figure out the best way to work your space in a way that suits you!