Staging a small room or home can be a bit challenging and while you don’t want to deceive buyers, you can do a few tricks of the trade to make space seem or feel larger than it actually is. No one likes to feel cramped or crowded so if you’re staging your home for sale or just want to expand your own space a little more, use these simple tips to make a small space appear larger.
Paint or wallpaper the ceiling to make the room look taller.
You want your eyes to draw up boards, which in turn, will make the room feel larger.
Stick to light tones and colors on the wall and the floor.
Darker colors can make a room seem smaller and more closed in.
Pull furniture away from the wall.
Keeping the furniture right up against the wall can make things look and feel cramped. By pulling things away from the wall it shows that there is additional space and may give you extra room to hide things.
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Make furniture work double duty.
Make use of hidden storage and double duty items by using Ottomans and coffee tables as additional storage.
Remember the rule of three.
Keep decorations and knickknacks in sets of three and keep things larger than a cantaloupe. Small knickknacks and items may actually crowd a room.
Use stripes and rugs.
A striped rug can make a room appear longer as long as you orient the stripes the length of the room for optimal effect.
Use furniture with exposed legs.
Furniture that does all the way to the floor makes it look bulky and crowded.
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Use mirrors and glass.
You can strategically placed mirrors to create the illusion of more space and subsequently, glass items will make it feel like there is more room as well.
Use lighting to your advantage.
You can say floor space by hanging smaller lighting from the ceilings or create a sense of more space by doing away with overhead lighting altogether.
Use a larger art piece rather than a bunch of small pieces.
Always go up and out when you can to give the illusion of a larger space.
Whether you are selling your small house or condominium or just looking to make the room feel larger, these 10 tips will certainly help get you started.