10 Decor Ideas That Make Small Rooms Appear Larger

Decorating a small space? Give the illusion of a large room with this handy list of tips to make small rooms appear larger.

1. Get Inspired By The Beach

Light, airy and fun is the goal here. Lighter colors are reflective and will make the room seem bigger than it actually is.  Make use of light paint colors and decor, or try a coastal theme.

Wall Decor

2. Use Mirrors
This is one of the simplest tips but also one of the most effective. Mirrors can help to reflect the light that is already available and make the room seem bigger.

Decorate With Mirrors

3. Take Advantage Of Natural Light
This is one of the easiest tips as it really makes use of a natural element and it’s so easy to do! (Plus, it's free). The easiest way to get more natural light in a small room is to remove the curtains. That's it!

 Take Advantage Of Natural Light

4. Raised Furniture
Raising your furniture from the ground gives the appearance of a larger space and also allows the room to flow a better. Plus, it’s a simple way to add more breathing room.

Cozy Living Room

5. Whites and Woods
Use the combination of whites and woods to make the most of the light available. This combination also lends the room a sophisticated feeling. Choose wooden pieces with smooth, clean lines.

White Wood

6. Keep Windows Simple
Window furnishings can be overwhelming and overcrowd the space. Think about the clean lines in a simple blind or classic curtain. Keep it simple.

Open Window

7. Multi-functional Furniture
When you have a smaller room, space is obviously at a premium so think about including some multi-functional furniture. Try an ottoman that can work as a foot stool or a corner sofa with room for storage underneath.

Multifunctional Furniture

8. Fewer Bigger Pieces of Furniture
You might think, a smaller room needs smaller furniture, but that is not always true. A larger piece can give the room a nice flow without overcrowding. Just keep it to a minimum!


9. Large Scale Wall Decor
Choosing a large piece of wall art can help the room feel bigger, and there are so many choices out there. RoomMates Wall Decals are also a nice way to add color to the wall. Plus, they are removable, repositionable and reusable.

Large Sale Wall Decals

10. Create An Open Space
This idea is a bit more expensive but it really works! Take down an unneeded wall to create an open floor plan and allow spaces to flow into one another.

Open Floor Plan

A small room doesn’t need to be a burden to design. Turn it into a space you love spending time in with just a few easy tips and tricks.

Being passionate about beautiful interiors and architecture, Hannah has recently begun to also write on our ecosystem. She strongly believes that the place we create around us has a strong influence on our personal well-being. Follow her at @hannahhutch5 and Pinterest.

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