How do you make a room look/feel bigger?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 28, 2017
    light colored walls,bright inviting colors,small scale furniture,lighting,

  • Barbara Barbara on Oct 28, 2017
    Light colors and sometime rearrange furniture. I never paint my ceilings white I extend the paint to the ceiling if I am using lighter colors on the walls. You can accents with a darker or bright wall to add personality.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Oct 28, 2017
    first ensure that you don't put too much furniture in it and that the furniture itself is not too big for the space. Light colours on the walls, airy fabric curtains, strategic use of lighting and mirrors can all help give the sense of more space

  • Rhonda Doyle Rhonda Doyle on Oct 28, 2017
    Light colors for the walls and ceiling. No clutter and size appropriate furniture.

  • Lin30487935 Lin30487935 on Oct 28, 2017
    Let in as much natural light as possible. Paint the room a light color.

  • Pauline Paquin Pauline Paquin on Oct 28, 2017
    Use light colored paint

  • Pauline Paquin Pauline Paquin on Oct 28, 2017
    A mirrored wall will also make it look bigger.

  • First, declutter. That always make a room feel tight and smaller than it actually is. Then play with furniture placement so the room as good flow to other parts of the house, yet still comfortable for its intended purpose. If needed, move unnecessary furniture pieces to other locations in your home. Wall to wall furniture squished in also make the room feel small. Repaint if needed, lighter colors make a space feel lighter and airy.

  • Ellyn Ellyn on Oct 28, 2017
    Thank you! All great ideas I want to try.

  • Emily Emily on Oct 28, 2017
    Don't put furniture agains the walls unless really necessary. The space behind makes the room look freer and like it can breathe. It is o.k. to have a lot of things, like bookcases, but organisation is what makes the eye relax. Also realize that people have different tolerances for styles of decorating and also disorder.