It’s amazing how the decor you choose can make a space feel much more spacious or considerably smaller. Most of us are familiar with the usual tricks of using mirrors or natural light to make a room seem larger, but what else can you do?
Choose the right type of furniture
Make sure to select slender pieces of furniture that don’t take up more space than they need to. Furniture that’s off the ground, like sofas on raised feet, create the illusion of more room by opening up the flow of the room.
Use flooring to open the room
When it comes to flooring, one sweeping style is best to make the room stand out as one big space, rather than several little ones. If you opt for tiles or floorboards, the bigger the better, for the same reason.
Draw the eyes upward
Floor-to-ceiling shelving units or curtains draw the eye to the top of the room, making it seem taller and more spacious. Mix open and closed shelves to avoid too much clutter becoming distracting, and opt for light-coloured curtains to retain an airy feel.
Soft and light colours make the most of a small space, and cool tones such as blues and greens add colour without being overbearing. Stick to colours that are in the same family to avoid breaking up the room.
With the right kind of styling, a small apartment can feel much roomier while still maintaining a homely feel.