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How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger: Tricks that Work

We all know and have fought the struggles of how to make a small room look bigger at some point in our lives. Whether it was a small bedroom where you couldn't fit a bed, to a living room where you had to play Tetris to fit the sofa, TV, and dining table - while leaving a reasonable space to move around, accommodating all your furniture is not an easy task. If you are about to redecorate your apartment, student dorm or studio, check out these easy tricks that LANGRIA has compiled and learn how to make a small room look bigger. Turn your room into a chic, larger, and more inviting one! Let's get started:

How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger | Tip #1 USE LIGHT COLORS

 

White is known for opening up a room and making it feel lighter, flowy, and less cluttered.

 

LANGRIA How to make a small room look bigger - all white walls

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However, if you are not a total fan of the all-white decor, you can combine white with deep colors. The big contrast of colors creates some depth and the illusion of a bigger space.

 

LANGRIA How to make a small room look bigger - all white deep colors

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Which one do you prefer? Do you like all-white or a combination with deep colors? You can let us know in the comment section below.

How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger | Tip #2 USE RUGS AND DEFINE SPACES

 

Contrary to what some people think, a rug can make your small room look bigger. In fact, rugs help you to define different spaces within the same room. Furthermore, they are the perfect piece of decor to pull together all the elements in a room.

 

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Some tips when choosing a rug: pick rugs with plain colors or very small prints to create the illusion of a larger room. If you choose rugs with big patterns, you will create the opposite effect.

 

How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger | Tip #3 LESS IS MORE WITH DECORATION

 

We have heard that less is more a thousand times. It is a universal truth, and in this case, it is 100% effective. If you have a lot of small decorative accents in your room, it will feel totally cluttered, therefore, smaller. Instead, go for a minimalist approach and apply the Rule of Three.

Wait! Never heard of it? The Rule of Three says that objects look better when arranged in odd numbers. It is called the Rule of Three because the "3" seems to be the most perfect, appealing, and memorable number of objects that work great together.

 

LANGRIA How to make a small room look bigger - Rule of three

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Now, let’s apply this rule. Take for instance your coffee table and candles. If you want to put some candles to make your small living room cozier, take 3 candles of different sizes and place them together. Also, keep in mind that not every surface on your home needs decorative accents. You can leave some surfaces decor-free for an airy look ;)

How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger | Tip #4 FLOOR-TO-CEILING CURTAINS

 

If you want to have drapes and curtains in your room to add some privacy and to dress your space up, make sure you hang them really high, just below the ceiling. Curtains should also go all the way down to the floor. With this trick, your ceiling will look higher.

 

LANGRIA How to make a small room look bigger - floor to ceiling curtains

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In terms of colors, if your room is very small but you are not willing to pass on the curtains, it is better to get them the same (or similar) color as your wall. It will make the room look bigger. And if possible, stick to sheer drapes and flowy fabrics for a lighter feel.

 

How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger | Tip #5 HANGING MIRRORS

Include hanging mirrors in your small room to make it look larger. The reflection and all the light bouncing from the window will create the illusion of a bigger room.

 

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How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger | Tip #6 HIDDEN STORAGE IS YOUR BEST ALLY

 

Last year we discussed some Storage Ideas to Organize your Home. But as it is a super hack to make a small room look bigger, we want to stress it today again. Hidden storage is a smart way to keep stuff out of sight. You can also use storage boxes or baskets to organize toys, magazines, or towels. At LANGRIA we have some interesting and useful organizers to keep your knick-knacks, accessories and other items away.

 

LANGRIA How to make a small room look bigger - mirrored jewelry cabinet

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If you want to declutter your bedroom or dressing room, you should definitely check out our Mirrored Jewelry Cabinets collection. These full-length mirrors hide inside a fully equipped cabinet for all your jewelry, accessories and makeup.

 

How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger | Tip #7 EXPOSE THE LEGS OF YOUR FURNITURE

 

When you buy new furniture, try to get models that expose legs. Why? Sofas, armchairs, beds, cabinets with skirts or slipcovers create the feeling of a heavier unit. Instead, expose some furniture legs! By exposing the legs, your furniture will look lighter and it will also create the illusion of extra space.

 

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Moreover, skirted furniture tends to be more traditional and formal-looking, while exposed legs give a modern style - although this also depends on the leg style. Turned legs, for instance, have a very classic look. Nonetheless, no matter the leg style, exposing legs is a great way to make a small room look bigger.

How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger | Tip #8 HANGING BIG PIECES OF ART

 

Add a dramatic piece of art to your small room. Yes, you are reading it right. In small rooms, it is better to display large pieces of art hanging on your wall rather than a gallery wall with small items. If you truly want a gallery wall with small pieces of art, you can focus on just one wall for it, leaving the other walls for that one piece large-scale art. But again, remember to leave some walls blank to prevent the creation of an enclosed, cluttered room.

 LANGRIA How to make a small room look bigger - big art wall small room

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How do you feel about our hacks and tricks on how to make a small room look bigger? Do you have other tips? Share them with us! We are always excited to read your comments and thoughts!

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