Let’s face it, most of us aren’t lucky enough to live in airy, palatial mansions. We often find ourselves trying to cram our lives and belongings into tiny spaces. But just because a room is short on square footage doesn’t mean it has to be short on style. Follow these designer’s tricks to make small rooms look larger and much more inviting.


How To Make Small Rooms Look Larger

Tricks From the Design Pros That Work!



Lighten Up

Select a light or neutral color scheme and add a few bold accent pieces. Light colors reflect light which will make small rooms look larger.

small room appear larger



Hang ‘Em High

Hang drapes 4-5 inches above the actual window. This draws the eyes up and creates the illusion of higher ceilings and a more expansive room.



Castro Design Studio, Photography by Rodolfo Castro


Mirror, Mirror on the wall

The reflection of a large framed mirror on the wall can make your room appear twice its size – and brighter.




Fall in Love with Lucite

Clear lucite or acrylic tables and chairs help create an illusion of a brighter, airier space. And they add a touch of elegance to the room.



Show a Little leg

Opt for sofas and armchairs with raised legs, which creates a sense of light and space.


via Apartment Therapy


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