Great news for small space-dwellers: maximalism as an interior design trend is finally on its way out, Forbes reports. Too many objects clutters a room and make it feel smaller, while also making the space harder to maintain. Less is indeed more. Yet, if you’re looking to make a small space feel bigger, minimalism isn’t your only option. By choosing the right colors, artwork, and furniture, you can effectively make any room feel bigger, lighter, and brighter.
Use the right colors
When it comes to deciding on a color scheme for your room, ensure all tones share the same color palette – whether they be warmer, earthy tones like terracotta, burnt orange, or beige, or cooler tones like greens and blues, for example. This way, you’ll create a cohesive space that flows nicely. Using a variety of different colors and patterns, on the other hand, will simply “chop up” and clutter the room, therefore making it feel smaller. Ultimately, by opting for tones within the same palette, you’ll effortlessly open up the space, while also making it feel more cohesive and less disjointed.
Display statement art
Art is a great way to add color and interest to your walls, although a small space can somewhat limit how and what you display. Generally, you can’t go wrong with displaying just one large statement piece; statement art can provide much-needed drama without overwhelming your small space. A custom picture mount can also add the perfect finishing touch to your artwork. Opting for a white or ivory mount, in particular, can complement the art, while also making the room feel lighter and brighter.
Avoid chunky furniture
Big and chunky pieces of furniture are usually too big for small spaces, and also absorb the light in the room. So, instead, opt for furniture with thin frames and tapered legs. In fact, furniture that sits on the floor without visible legs is one of the worst culprits for making rooms feel boxy. Elegant pieces in lighter colors and natural finishes (such as, polished marble or timber veneer, for instance) can create the sense of airiness and spaciousness you desire.
Make use of Mirrors
No wonder, mirrors are a great choice to enlarge the vision of a small area. To feel the bigger space, you need to place it smartly so that it reflects the light to create a big illusion. One way is to place the mirror on the walls nearby the window. You can also go for mirrored furniture and accessories that can easily be found in the market to give a touch to your small room. But, don’t forget to avoid bid furniture.
Allow natural light inside
Coming natural light to your room will help you to feel brighter and more spacious. For this, you need to keep your windows unobstructed. Otherwise, make use of sheer curtains or blinds to allow them to enter freely. Many homeowners make use of skylight option that makes some part of their roof transparent. But, it can be expensive and depends if you have a such budget.
Making a small space feel larger doesn’t have to be difficult. By using the right colors, displaying statement art, and avoiding chunky furniture, you can make any room feel bigger, lighter, and brighter.