Designing a small room requires a bit of creativity to get the most of space and beauty without sacrificing furniture that is important.
The idea is to get a room that feels small and claustrophobic to appear spacious and aesthetically pleasing. To do this, you have to decorate in a way that makes the most of light and space. Simple things like colour, the weight of furniture, and scale make a noticeable difference.
You should not be afraid to be unconventional. Traditional interior designing styles may not be the best fit for a small room.
Your room is a place of relaxation and entertainment. The goal is to keep it so, regardless of size. Here are some tips to help you get it right:
Do Away With the Coffee Table
Do you really need a coffee table occupying all that space? How about using one or two small African drum tables that can be easily moved around when needed? They can be stylish and free up room in the middle. This is important because your couch will most likely take a bit of space.
Neutral Colour is Preferable
This is one of the most popular tricks used in making a small room look big. The trick is to use neutral colours on floors, ceilings, upholstery, and furniture. Colours such as beige or off-white appear to push the wall slightly backward, giving the room more light and making the room appear more spacious. If done right, neutral colour also makes the room appear classy and sophisticated.
Hang Curtains High Up
Hang your curtains high above the window. This will increase the airiness and draw the eye upward. If your room has a high ceiling, the effect is even more pronounced. There are special curtains designed with more fabric that is ideal for this purpose.
Another technique is to hang small or mid-sized, attractive artworks on the wall to fill the vertical space. This will make the room look bigger by drawing the eyes to the vertical space up.
Use Lightweight Furniture
Buy furniture that looks and feels light. It’s the visual weight of the object that is based on design, colour and size that matters. Heavier objects appear to take up more space than they do.
Neutral colour furniture also appears to take less space than dark furniture. If you must use a coffee table, go for the glass table. The see-through nature of the glass makes the room appear more spacious than a wooden table might.
Choose furniture with legs, too. Transparent furniture is preferable. Low seats are also preferable to maximize space and prevent the place from looking crowded.
Another creative way is not to push your furniture too close to the wall. Creating space beyond the furniture is a good way of adding volume to your room.
Use Light and Mirrors
Strategically placing a mirror at a central point in your room will create a focal point. Putting it behind a light source will also enable it to reflect the light. Another strategy is to hang a mirror opposite the window. It gives the illusion of another window. When combined with smart lighting that is attached to the wall or hung from above, they make the room appear spacious and ambient.
Making a room look bigger and spacious requires thinking a little bit unconventionally, but it can be done without sacrificing comfort and elegance.