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Top Tips For Small Properties - Making Your Rooms Feel Bigger

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15 September 2016

If you have a small room in your house that you’re decorating, here’s some helpful hints and tips to make it look bigger:

  1. Use light colours on the walls and ceiling – this will reflect light and make the room look bright & airy 
  2. If a tone is required then use darker tones of colour nearer the floor and lighter shades on the ceilings – this will give an illusion of space 
  3. Make use of hidden storage – multi functional pieces, for example a lift top ottoman/foot stool are great 
  4. Opt for fewer decorative accessories that are bigger and draw the eye up Have one large sofa instead of multiple small pieces 
  5. Opt for furniture with exposed legs Mirrors will always reflect light and make a small space seem larger 
  6. Opt for a dining table that can be made smaller or larger Transparent furniture, like glass or clear plastic/acrylic do a great job of fooling the eye into thinking there is more space than there actually is 
  7. Big pieces of art can add drama to a small space (rather than loads of tiny smaller framed pictures together), and make the room seem bigger in the process 
  8. For window treatments - use lighter colours and texture rather than pattern for roman blinds/curtains at the windows 
  9. Allow as much natural light to flood into the room as possible, and less fussy window treatments
  10. D-clutter vigorously – if you don’t love an item, or wouldn’t buy it today - re-cycle or take to a charity store