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If you have a small room that you would like to look larger, then there are a few things that you can do to achieve this. In this article we will look at a few tips that you can do that will make any space in your house look larger.
This first thing that you can do is repaint the walls a lighter shade to open up the room which will give the illusion of a larger space. Light creamy colors and pale blues are some of the best color selections that can open up a small area. Lighter colors will help make your living space appear larger and more open . Most homeowners think that they need to paint a room white in order to make it look larger, but most lighter shades can often achieve the same results. If possible, purchase a few pints of paint testers so that you can paint a few small areas on your wall so that you can be certain that the color will match your furniture and flooring.
The next thing that you can do to help a room appear larger is to change your lighting for that area. Lighting is a very important factor in opening up a space. If you have the appropriate lighting, it will make a huge difference in the appearance of the room. Always allow natural lighting to flow into the room whenever possible. Don’t block your windows with curtains but instead use sheer curtains or blinds and open them during the day in order to allow the natural lighting into the room. If you do not have very much natural lighting then you can add some additional lighting to the room to make it appear larger. Try and avoid table lamps as much as possible because they not only add clutter but will reflect the light downward, which will not help very much with adding additional lighting. Instead try using floor lamps with bright bulbs.
Also, you can hang a wall mirror in a smaller room which will give the illusion of space. You can also increase this illusion even more if you have the mirror positioned where it will reflect the light from your windows or lamps. The larger the mirror that you use the more open your space is going to appear. Hanging a wall mirror is one of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to open up any room and make the room look larger.
You can also get remove of any unused furniture or clutter in your room to help open up the room and make it look much more spacious. It does not cost anything to remove clutter from your room, and it is also another simple and inexpensive method to make any room appear larger. Furniture that is not used often and any clutter will use up needed space and also give the appearance of a smaller more confined area.
Finally, don’t cover your walls with a lot of pictures. One large picture will often look much better than several small pictures. If you have a lot of pictures or paintings hanging on your walls it will oftentimes make the room appear too busy.
If you use these simple tips suggested in this article, you can make any small room appear more open and larger.
The author of this article is the owner of Evans Painting located in Birmingham, Alabama and has over thirty years experience in the home improvement and painting industry . For more information, please visit http://www.evanspaint.com or http://www.vestaviahillspainting.com