Do you feel that your room is too small? This can be frustrating as a homeowner, especially when it can make what should be a relaxing and calming space one that often feels chaotic and cluttered. The good news is that there are some tips and tricks that you can use to make your room both look and feel a lot bigger.
- Clear Clutter
Clutter can make any sized room look and feel smaller and chaotic, which can create stress. This is why the best place to start is by clearing the clutter from your bedroom and you should be ruthless here – you should only have the basics in the bedroom, which includes a bed, bedside table, wardrobes, mirror and drawers. You may also find that it is best to have one of two large pieces of art compared to lots of smaller ones, which can contribute to a cluttered feel in the bedroom.
- Soft Lighting & Colours
A classic interior design trick when working with a small space is to use soft lighting and colours. This is effective because it can help a space look and feel bigger and brighter. White is great for reflecting light, but if you want something more interesting, you could opt for any pale neutral or light greys can also work well. In terms of light, you want to maximise natural light to make the space feel bigger and then use multiple soft lights as opposed to one overhead artificial light.
Leading on from this, mirrors can be a secret weapon in interior design and one of the best ways to make a small space look bigger. In addition to reflecting the room to create the illusion of depth, mirrors will also reflect natural light which will help make the space feel bigger, airier and brighter. Mirrored sliding wardrobes create an illusion of a bigger room and save space by being multi-purpose, so they are ideal for smaller spaces.
- Focus Point
A focal point in the bedroom can draw attention to one area of the room, which helps to break the room up and make it feel bigger. The bed tends to dominate in the bedroom (especially a smaller one), so you can make this the focal point with interesting bedding or a unique frame.
You might be surprised at how much space you can free up simply by rearranging the furniture in the room. Instead of having the bed right in the centre of the room, try pushing it up against the wall and try to create clear walkways that will improve the space that you have.
Hopefully, this post will give you a few ideas and show that there are things that you can do with a small bedroom to make it look and feel a lot bigger.