Enlarge a Room With Color
If you have a small room in your house and you would like to make it look bigger, there are simple ways you can achieve this without knocking down walls. From adding mirrors to giving the room a new paint job, here are some ways to make your small room not look cramped, claustrophobic, or constricting.
It’s also a good idea to consult with your Weston interior painter for proven tips and tricks.
Add a Large Mirror
Did you know that mirrors can double the look of a small space? If you add one large mirror that comprises most of the wall, you can instantly expand the look of that room. There are a few ways you can do this:
- 1. Add a wall-mounted mirror to ensure light bounces around the room.
- 2. Add a large vanity over the bathroom sink.
- 3. Mount a mirror across the windows of a small room such as a kitchen to encourage more natural light.
Use Light Paint Colors
A fresh coat of paint does wonders for expanding the look and feel of a small room such as a guest room or bathroom. Go with lighter colors but stay away from pure white which can look too clinical in a small space, with a tendency to cast ominous shadows. Smart choices for light colors include pale blue, light gray, and neutral tan.
Consider adding houseplants to your small room to make it more breathable and open. Place a few throughout any small areas of your home to make them appear bigger and add a pop of color. Don’t have a green thumb? Artificial plants will work just as well.
Declutter the Room
A cluttered room leads to a feeling of being cramped, uncomfortable or tight. Go through the room and clear out anything that isn’t necessary. Become a minimalist, at least for that small room. Small, simple furniture with sharp, clean lines, as well as minimal décor, will be your best choice.
Well-lit rooms feel more airy and open. Strategically place additional lighting to brighten all corners. When you spread light evenly around the space, it feels more warm and welcoming.
So, if you have a small room that just doesn’t get a lot of natural light, don’t worry. There are some simple ways you can brighten it up, from adding plants to adding a fresh coat of paint.
Our South Shore area, Quincy painters know a thing or two about optical illusions and can recommend the perfect colors for expanding the look of even your smallest rooms. To schedule your consultation, contact us at 781-901-2294