Small rooms can easily feel cramped. Sometimes that space is all you have but no one wants to spend time in a room that makes you claustrophobic. Follow these simple tips to make your small spaces feel much larger.

Use light colors

Medium and dark colors can actually make a room appear smaller. Bright whites will create a more open feel which will give the illusion of a bigger space. This applies to paint color, furniture, and larger pieces. Adding accent pieces that are very dark in contrast will add contrast to the room and will also help create the illusion of depth.

Add some hidden storage

Using multi-functional furniture just makes sense in a small space. Get seating, accent furniture, or decorations that also double as storage to eliminate as much clutter as possible.

Place flooring diagonally

Whether it’s carpet with a pattern or hardwood, laying the pieces diagonally will create an impression of a larger room. This optical illusion works because the widest part of the pattern will be facing the door, so guests will be looking down into the pattern and feeling like the room is larger than it is.

Hang floor-to-ceiling curtains

This will give your room the illusion of being taller, creating soaring ceilings where there are none.

Use lamps

Adding a few tall lamps around a smaller room will help spread light around. Their height will also add to the illusion of a taller room.

Get furniture with exposed legs

Chairs, couches, and beds with exposed legs will help the room feel like it has more space. Hidden legs can make the room feel boxy and closed in. 

Make flooring consistent

Having the same flooring throughout your home will create an impression of an overall larger space as rooms appear to run flow right into the next. If a different flooring material needs to be used, choose a color in the same family as the rest of your flooring.

Use mirrors

Place mirrors on darker walls to allow light to bounce off of them and create the illusion of more square footage.

No matter what size your home’s rooms are, we can help create the perfect appearance that shows off your personality. From flooring to countertops to cabinetry, come into FloorQuest to find out how we can help make your house the home of your dreams!