How to make the most of a small room

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Unfortunately, at least in relation to property, size most definitely matters. The bigger the rooms, the bigger the appeal to buyers – and this means that sometimes you need to think outside the box.

This is the purpose of our article today. We have put together several hacks that can make your smallest room in the house suddenly look a whole lot bigger. Before some of you get worried, none of the below options involve tearing down walls or anything else overly drastic.

Eradicate the clutter

Let’s start with the most obvious one, particularly in today’s day and age where the C-word tends to be all the rage.

Clutter is something that can even make some of the biggest rooms shrink. It’s the enemy of any interior designer – and it’s your job to cut it by whatever means possible.

Of course, with little storage space available in the room, you need to think outside the box. This is where something like this tall thin bookcase can work a treat; it’s tall enough to house items, but narrow enough so it’s not going to consume the entire room. Shop around and try and find similar items to store the clutter, if you really must hold onto it.

Use light and bright colours

A room with little natural light can often be made to feel bigger with the judicious use of light colours on the walls and ceilings. This is because light colours reflect more light than dark colours, which can make a room feel more cramped.

In a small room, every little trick helps, so don’t be afraid to go for white walls or a light pastel shade on the ceiling. This will reflect the light and make the room feel more spacious.

Think vertically

As we’ve mentioned before, using space vertically can be a great way to make a small room feel bigger. The trick is to elongate the room, and ultimately make any peering eyes gaze upwards, rather than around.

You can also use wall space to displays pictures, paintings or other artwork. Just be careful not to overcrowd the walls; a little goes a long way in a small room.

Turn to mirrors

This is a hack that has been used for years to make a room feel bigger – and it’s just as effective today. Mirrors reflect light and make a space feel more open and expansive.

In a small room, you can use mirrors to great effect by positioning them opposite windows. This will reflect the natural light and instantly make the room feel brighter and more spacious.

Go for furniture with clean lines

If there’s one thing that small rooms don’t need, it’s furniture with lots of extra details and adornments. It will only serve to make the room feel cluttered and crowded.

Instead, go for furniture with clean lines and minimalist designs. This will create the illusion of more space. In fact, even opting for a single piece of statement furniture can make a big difference in a small room.