It is completely okay to have a small house. What is important in that case is to design the small space in such a way so as to avoid it being cramped. If you have tried many DIY tricks to maximize your square footage and have not succeeded as yet, try the following easy room-expanding tricks. The best thing is that you may not even need a contractor or a interior designer. So go ahead, find those elements which can really lift the impact in a tiny social zone.
1. Try multipurpose coffee tables and ottomans
This trick works best if you have too many tables in your house which does nothing but occupy more space. However, don’t overdo it — adding too many sofas or large ottomans can make a space feel smaller.
2. Add a chaise lounge or floating cabinetry
If you keep an L-shape sofa in your main room, you will not only get more space, but it also separates the living and dining space. You can also put up a wall-mounted console to help reduce any kind of clutter. You may not see it, but the thoroughfare seems wider, giving the illusion of greater space.
3. Use mirrors
This is probably one of the most important tip to help enlarge your space. While you may not want wall-to-wall, lean an over-sized full-length one against a key wall or hang multiple ones salon style to create a statement wall. Since mirrors normally reflect a number of objects, they are the quickest way to make a room appear larger.
4. Color tips
Every room in your house may should not necessarily be painted with the same color.Variety adds to the spice and also tricks our eyes into believing that we are in a much bigger space. If you feel like painting, using a bright, bold color is a big statement way to visually expand the space.It impedes your eyes from registering the room’s actual dimension and makes it feel much bigger.
Also remember, a tonal color scheme has a cool and sophisticated look that flows together seamlessly. For small rooms lacking any interesting architecture, gray walls can add a layer of elegance. If you are on rent and aren’t allowed to paint room, remember that all white makes rooms feel open and airy.
5. Monochromatic is the best option
Like we just mentioned, all white makes rooms feel open and airy. Hence going monochromatic isn’t going to do any harm. Rather you can paint your walls, trim, and detailing in different shades of one color, such as white, off-white, and beige to expand the room. You can also try pairing gallery white walls with a very pale gray on trim and detailing for an open-air French-inspired room.
6. Paint or wallpaper the ceiling to make the room look taller.
You can also paint or wallpaper the ceiling to make the room look taller. Painting it in white opens up a room, while going for a dark ceiling creates depth while fun fixtures draw your eye upward, creating the illusion of height. So dark or light, either way it is a win-win for you. Just make sure you don’t forget to add a dash of paint on your ceiling the next time you are not your painting spree.