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How to make a small room look bigger – decorating tips

Looking for ways to make a room look bigger? Read on for some decorating tips.


How to make a small room look bigger – decorating tips

Having a small room can be a pain. It looks more like a cupboard than somewhere to live in, and if you have guests staying in it you actually feel embarrassed by its size. You’d give anything to make it bigger, but unfortunately, that just isn’t possible. Luckily, it’s possible to make it seem bigger! We’ve put together a guide to help you do just that, with everything you need to know about how to make a small room look bigger.

Create DIY furniture and storage solutions that fit to the size of your room when decorating small spaces. Don’t forget the cleaner the space, the bigger it can look! Leave your room spotless with the help of a multipurpose cleaner like Handy Andy.

Small room décor

When it comes to decorating a small house to make it look bigger, you definitely shouldn’t clutter it with décor. Putting lots of pictures on the walls and filling it with big, chunky furniture will only make it look smaller. Keep things more minimalistic when decorating small places and think about smart storage that will keep your stuff neatly stored away without taking up a ton of room.

What paint colors make rooms look bigger**?**

When you’re thinking about how to make a small bedroom look bigger, you should also be thinking about colours that make a room look bigger - the two go hand in hand! If you fill your room with dark objects and paint the walls with dark colours, you’re going to make your already small space seem tiny.

So, stick to light, bright colours. We recommend keeping things plain on the wall with a fresh white that will really open the space up and adding hints of bright colours in your decor, such as yellow, light blues and greens.

How to make a small space look bigger with storage

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Clever storage is one of the easiest ways to make a room look bigger. It’ll help keep surfaces clear and create more space to move around, creating the illusion of a much larger area! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Under-bed storage.

  • Hanging organisers on the backs of doors.

  • Cabinets and units that are taller rather than wider, making use of room height.

  • Adding shelves on the wall space above the bed, which is usually left empty.

Once you’ve got the hang of making small spaces look larger, you can transform your rooms and create areas that you love! Don’t be afraid to get creative with storage and remember to keep your colours bright. You’ll create a more welcoming space in no time. 

  • Clean the walls before prepping them with primer.

  • Use removable tape to cover the skirting boards and wall edges.

  • Use a roller to paint the wall and a small paint brush to do any small details.

  • Re-apply as many coats as you need!

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