4 Super-Simple Tips to Make Any Small Space Feel Instantly Larger
One of the core concepts of interior design is space; not just the physical space in a room, but also how large or small it feels. Every aspect of interior décor can play a part in the spatial feel of a room, including rugs, furniture, and more. With that in mind, in today’s blog post we’ll be looking at four ways that you can make any small room feel even larger quickly and easily.
#1: Mirror, mirror, on the wall
Let's start with a concept that many of us may be familiar with already: mirrors creating the illusion of space. In the context of a smaller room, adding a large mirror to one wall can make huge strides towards creating a genuine feeling of increased size. The room being reflected in the mirror can, via optical illusion, make a room feel twice the size.
#2: Unify your colour scheme
Contrasting colours may work well in some interior designs, but if you're working with a small space, they can actually work against you. Instead, try creating a seamless colouration within a room and see how that feels instead. The idea is that, without contrasting colours to break up the visuals of a room, your eye will be less drawn to the changes in wall position and hence size.
#3: Lay down a small rug
One of the best things about rugs is the fact that they create a framing effect in a room. This illusion can work against you if there’s not enough space around the border of your rug, however. The answer? Simply install a rug that’s small enough to create floor-space around it in order to successfully create the optical illusion. You can explore many sizes of rugs in our online rug shop now.
#4: Use concealed storage
One of the biggest enemies of a room’s sense of size is clutter. With various objects and items dotted around a small room, it can quickly begin to feel like it's even smaller than it is. Thankfully, the reverse is also true. By using concealed storage, such as drawers beneath your sofa, you can avoid unnecessary clutter and maximise the space you have available in your room.
We hope we’ve given you some inspiration if you’re looking to make a small room feel large. Don’t forget that if you have any rug or interior design questions, you can always call the team on 0845 838 8638.