Small home and apartments are a challenge to decorate as they either turn out cluttered or seem smaller than they actually are. If you own a small house, apartment or even a room that you are sharing with roommates, here are all the tips you need to know on how you can make it look bigger than it seems.
By choosing lighter colours, it transform the room to feel airy, unlike dark colours which absorb light instead of reflecting it.
Choose a selection of lighter colors like:
This will make them blend in and widen the space of your small home.
Using different shades of the same colour creates a visual coherence that makes space feel open.
This will drive the eyes upward, and create the illusion of a high ceiling.
Which will make your room appear longer as if it can go on forever, and ever and ever.
It fools the eye into thinking there is more space than there actually is.
Measure your room to know which size of furniture to buy, to make sure everything fits together in terms of scale.
Buying multi-functional furniture can save space in your room in smaller apartments.
This will create the illusion of a long room.
To give the illusion of a larger space.
Mount your television on the wall to free up floor space.
Hang floor-to-wall curtains to make the ceilings look higher.
Don’t forget to choose curtains that are the same colour as your wall because it will make your small house's space look bigger.
Another trick is to go with sheer drapes for your small house.
Buy one larger decorative item instead of many small ones. This will prevent your room from looking smaller and cluttered.
Another tip is to display large-scale art instead of small ones, however, if you want smaller ones, focus on one wall.
Rugs help create the illusion of more square footage and also helps the room feel finished and pulled together.
Mirrors help bounce light from windows and create the illusion of more square footage.
For a small house, one good way is to place it on a darker spot/wall that doesn’t get much natural light.
Ensure items such as computers, ironing boards, bookshelves, laundry baskets, and excess furniture are put away nicely.
Be proud of your home and decorate the walls with the colours of your life!
And with IQI and IQI Concept, we have a dedicated team to help you find that inspiration within.
You can also check our previous article called 6 Easy DIY Home Decor Projects.
This is a collaboration article with IQI Global. This article is written by Jasmine Ju Ju
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