How To Make A Small Room Look Bigger

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How To Make a Small Room Look Bigger
How To Make a Small Room Look Bigger
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I love looking at interior design magazines, stores, blogs, show houses and pretty much anywhere else I can get design ideas.  The one issue I have with most of the beautiful rooms they show…they are all at least twice the size of any room in my house.

Over the years of trying to design my own (much smaller than designer) rooms, I have come up with some tips that I follow to make a small room look bigger.  I used a lot of them in my Den/Library makeover (a 10′ x 10′ room)…but I thought these might be useful for some of you as well…

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4 Responses

  1. Mary Shade

    I live in a small Cape Cod, 1200 Sq. Ft home. One of the things I do to fool the eye into believing our house is bigger than it is, is to keep the amount of furniture to a bare minimum and not too big. If it’s over stuffed or has too many details, like prints on the upholstery it can make a small space appear smaller than what it is. Use things like throw pillows with different textures and patterns to lend interest to a room. I also like the idea of “bare” spaces.

    • Hi Mary. I agree…leaving some space and not overwhelming the room with too many details will help make it feel larger. Thanks for the great tips!

  2. Destiny

    This is the best blog I’ve seen so far on how to maximize a small space! Every other blog just talks about paint and mirrors. Some of your tips are inexpensive and easy to to incorporate. Thanks!!!

    • Wanda

      Thanks, Destiny! I’m happy you found it helpful :)

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