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How to make your small home look BIG


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.



1. Choosing the colours on the lighter spectrum.

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:

Home color suggestion

2. Buy furniture with the same colour as the wall

This will make them blend in and widen the space of your small home.

3. Use different shades of the same colour

Using different shades of the same colour creates a visual coherence that makes space feel open.

Shades suggestion

4. Paint your ceilings in a bright colour to make it pop

This will drive the eyes upward, and create the illusion of a high ceiling.

Home Ceiling Color suggestion


1. Consider a striped floor

Which will make your room appear longer as if it can go on forever, and ever and ever.

Stepped floor visual

2. Consider see-through furniture 

It fools the eye into thinking there is more space than there actually is.

Transparent furniture



1.Get the right scale 

Measure your room to know which size of furniture to buy, to make sure everything fits together in terms of scale.

Right size furniture

2.Utilize hidden storage or multi-functional furniture 

Buying multi-functional furniture can save space in your room in smaller apartments.

Multi function furniture

3. Buy furniture that will fill up the length in your room

This will create the illusion of a long room.

Colorful furniture

4. Choose furniture with exposed legs

To give the illusion of a larger space.

Exposed legs furniture

5. Television Placement

Mount your television on the wall to free up floor space.

Small Home TV placement


1. Curtains

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.

Small Home curtains


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.

Small home decor

Small home decor

3. Use rugs to define the spaces 

Rugs help create the illusion of more square footage and also helps the room feel finished and pulled together.


4. Mirrors

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.


5. Remove all clutter

Ensure items such as computers, ironing boards, bookshelves, laundry baskets, and excess furniture are put away nicely.


Mobile Furniture

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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