HOW TO MAKE YOUR SMALL ROOM BIGGER WITHOUT HAVING TO TEAR DOWN YOUR WALLS
Have you just bought one of those houses up for sale in Lekki or you have simply just rented an apartment. Does your small room feel choked up already and it almost feels like space is sparse and sometimes it begins to seem like the oxygen has been shortened and you can hardly breathe? Looking for ways to make that adorable small space seem bigger, these ideas will certainly be worth trying and will cost you relatively less compared to hiring that hard worn developer whose only advice is to tear down those walls for physical extension.
These will do just fine, if you feel you are being pushed to the wall when you are told to tear down that wall
1. De-clutter your space
The first thing you might want to do is remove every piece of furniture or item that is not in use. Nothing makes a room look smaller than having too much stuff lying everywhere, you can identify the stuff that are not regularly used and simply shelve them or neatly arrange them behind doors. You will notice after doing this that your room will feel more open and airy because even a large room looks small when cluttered.
2. Pay close attention to color
Use lighter colors to open up space and make your apartment seem more open as darker colors often absorb light and leave a room feeling smaller.
So you would want to use lighter colors on your walls and floors to give that illusion of space and make your space feel more airy. Using Monochromatic colors (i.e. colors of the same family) is a yes when trying to make your space seem larger.
3. Multi-functional furniture and hidden storage
Buying an Ottoman that can serve different purposes like serving as a coffee table and as an extra piece of seating will go a long way in de-cluttering your space and giving it an illusion of depth. Also using baskets that can be tucked away from plain sight as a means of organizing would prove to be highly useful. Furniture that can be folded, stacked or wheeled away will surely make your life easier.
Thinking ‘big’ is the way to go when decorating
Incorporate minimal amounts of larger furniture in your decorative setup as against using many small pieces that will end up making your space seem all that cluttered and smaller. Hanging a large-scale magnificent piece of art on your wall will also prove to be very helpful. And frankly, you might want to consider buying seats with open legs as opposed to boxy or skirted chairs. For curtains, hang them in a way that they stretch from floor to ceiling.
What to do with lighting?
Do not opt for overhead lights when trying to optimize space for a small room, as using those will only make the room look more cluttered. Using smaller lights spread around the room will surely create that illusion of spaciousness you are trying to achieve.
You might really want to consider opening up the windows to let in more light, taking advantage of natural light as much as possible will surely open up your space. Using mirrors and see-through light materials will go a long way in making that room seem bigger and ultimately make it look more airy.