How to Make a Room Look Bigger

 

We all have those rooms that feel a little cramped and would be more desirable if they were just a bit more spacious. No need to call a contractor at the moment, you can make a room's size larger by perception. The simplest and most economical way to do that is with carefully choosing the paint on your walls.

 

White

A wall covered with white paint will make the smallest room feel larger because it reflects light, which makes the room feel brighter and airy. Also, white walls give homeowners the creative freedom to decorate with unlimited accent colors.

Yellow

Yellow also reflects lights and creates space visually, but in a warmer, softer way. Combining yellow and white adds dimension to any room. Soft yellows are recommended, nothing bright that would make you squint. Ask an interior designer for recommendations on yellows.

Blue and Green

Cooler versions of blues and greens create the feeling of distance. Sea-foam green or a calming, soft teal will put you in this mode of depth perception.

Gray

If your rooms are filled with vast amounts of natural light, an alternative to whites would be a calming shade of gray. Grays will also reflect light around the room, but with less glare for a softer atmosphere.

Monochromatic Scheme

Designing the room with a monochromatic scheme for the entire space will create a minimalist, uncluttered look that will give your room a much larger feel. Just remember to keep it uncluttered :)

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