Most of the time, the one thing that you won’t be able to change is the size of the rooms in your home. Yes, it’s true you can take down interior walls and build extensions, but if you don’t want to go to the effort and expense of these extensive renovations, your room is as big as it’s ever going to get.
Sometimes this ties in well with the theme; if you’re going for something cozy and comfortable, small can often work in your favor. If, however, you want a feeling of space and even luxury, small rooms can cause problems. They can cause problems unless, of course, you implement some clever tricks to make your small bedroom seem bigger and give you that feeling of luxury you’ve always wanted. If this is something you think you’d like to try, read on.
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Painting a bedroom a certain color because you like that shade might be the idea that comes to mind first, but it’s not necessarily the one that is going to give you the look of a bigger bedroom. Using dark colors means that you can create a lot of shadows, and the room will feel more closed in. Using light colors instead will have the opposite effect, and remove those shadows and give you a brighter, airier room to enjoy.
However, even light colors can be problematic if they are also bright and stand out since your eyes will be drawn to the walls, and you will be reminded of the true size of the room. If you’re going to paint the walls, it’s best to use neutral colors like cream or off-white. If you want to add splashes of color, you can do so using soft furnishings, rugs, curtains, and so on. Not only will this help to make the room look bigger, but it also means you can change them to another color whenever you want to and not have to redecorate to accommodate your new ideas.
Declutter, Store, And Clean
The more ‘stuff’ you have in a room, the smaller it’s going to feel. Even a spacious room will feel smaller when it is cluttered. So, if you have a lot of things in your bedroom and you want to make the room look bigger, the best thing you can do is to declutter. Remove as many excess items as you can and store them away somewhere if you don’t want to throw them out altogether (although this is the ideal opportunity to really clean up around your home and remove anything that no longer has a purpose, or you just don’t like anymore).
You can also take this idea of storage and add it to your room. If there is space under your bed, you can install some drawers there, keeping your clothes neat and tidy and off the bedroom floor. Some beds even have built-in storage. Although this could mean buying new furniture, if it makes your room more orderly and feel bigger, it’s worth it. Remember, if you’re buying a new bed, it’s a good idea to buy a new mattress too; there’s a review at Bed Tester to help you decide which one.
Every room is going to need lighting in it, and your bedroom is no exception. This lighting can have a major impact on how big or small the room looks, so it’s important to think carefully about exactly what kind of lighting you’re going to have in your bedroom, depending on the effect you want it to have.
As with mattresses and paint colors, there is a lot of choice when it comes to lighting, but one way that you can improve the feel of your bedroom and make it seem bigger is to use recessed spotlighting. This is ideal because it is fixed into the ceiling, so it won’t hang down and take up space – a large hanging lampshade can really make a room look small, especially if it’s a dark color too. Yet recessed spotlights are as far away from anyone in the room as possible, helping the ceiling to seem further away too.
Whichever light you choose, make sure that it reaches every corner of the bedroom and all the recesses and shadowy places too. If these are constantly in shadow because of the lighting placement, your room is sure to seem smaller.
You should also try to include as much natural light in your room as you can. You won’t have to rely on the artificial light in your room if you can let lots of sunlight in, and it’s great for your health too.
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