Small Rooms: How To Make Them Look Bigger

If you live in the classic 30s semi like many of us Brits do, you’ll be all too familiar with the annoying third bedroom. Either it’s used as the bedroom for the unlucky sibling or a dumping ground, yet, there’s no reason this room can’t be made as appealing as the rest, and I'm here to show you how to make the most of it. This is an ad.

Colours are really important when looking at your small room. Avoid dark colours as these will only make the room look smaller. Instead, open up the room with white or a light colour on the walls. A solid wood oak floor would work wonders in light wood or even painted white floorboards.

If you’re lucky enough to have lots of natural light then great, but if not use a variety of lighting to keep all areas of the room lit up. Spotlights are great for bright lighting, floor lamps can add some directional light and table lamps can soften the ambience. All these forms of lighting will give the illusion of more space even if there isn’t much! Add a mirror or two to reflect light and the room instantly opens up.

Storage is always an issue with a small room, which is why it’s so important that you make use of every corner in the room. Use storage under the bed, install shelves to make use of the wall space, make sure that all cupboards are filled and mount your television or screens to the wall. Although this may sound obvious, being crafty about where you put things is important to make the most of your space.

Avoiding too much clutter is a basic rule in any home, but especially in a smaller one! Don’t have too many knick-knacks taking up surface space, instead, opt for a few well-chosen pieces that mean something or are beautiful to look.


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