Three Clever Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger than it Is

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Whether you have a small home you want to make appear larger or you have some small rooms you want to make look bigger, it can be a challenge to figure out exactly how to decorate and arrange a small space. It’s important that you remember that any small space can be made to appear larger using a few clever decorating tactics to make small spaces appear larger. The premise is to trick the eye into thinking that a space is larger than it actually is by making it appear that way based on object placement. Many homeowners assume they have to rid their homes of what they already have, buy small furniture and minimize to make spaces look larger. It’s not true. You can leave your rooms exactly as they are and simply tweak placement of items to make your rooms appear larger. It’s very simple and it takes absolutely not effort whatsoever. Here’s how you do it.

Move Curtain Rods to the Ceiling

Rooms automatically appear larger when they look taller. Move your curtain rods as high as they will go and hang floor-length curtains from them to make a room appear automatically larger than it actually is. This type of placement draws the eye upward and makes spaces appear larger.

Move Furniture from the Walls

Here is something most people assume is the wrong thing to do, but it’s not. When you have a small space, move the furniture away from the walls to create the look of spaciousness. Most assume that pushing furniture up against walls will make the space appear larger, but it does not. Move it and you will be amazed just how much larger your room looks.

Paint the Walls a Light Color

Darker colors make any room look smaller, even a nice big room. When you choose a light color instead, it reflects light that causes the room to look larger. If you want to go a step further, paint the ceiling as well. This will create the illusion of a taller, therefore larger, room.

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