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1. How to make a room look bigger: Be clever with colours

It’s a well-known fact that light colours make a room seem and feel bigger and brighter. How so? Because light and bright walls are more reflective, causing a space to feel open and airy, which helps maximise the effect created by natural light. 

Dark hues, on the other hand, absorb light and visually shrink a room. 

So, for that small room, select soft tones of white, off-white, neutrals and light naturals (baby blue, mint green, etc.). Try painting your wall trim and mouldings in a lighter colour than your walls. By doing so, the walls will appear farther back, making the entire room feel bigger.

homify hint: Contrasting colours tend to break up a space. That means your furniture pieces will be less interrupting and will blend in more with the rest of the room if they’re coloured to match the walls.

Credits: homify / The White House Interiors

​How to make a room look bigger - The homify guide

There will always be small houses, apartments, and rooms. It then makes sense that there will always be people who occupy said small spaces. Some do so because of budgets, others by choice, as they are tired of taking care of larger areas and prefer to “downsize”. 

Another reason for choosing to live in a smaller home is because of the simple fact: small is beautiful! And practical, too! 

But no matter the reason for living in a small space, you’ll have to compromise with your choice of furnishings and décor in order to refrain from an overcrowded look and feel in your home. Easier said than done, right?

Wrong! Because there are numerous ways of turning a tiny, cramped-in room into a cosy, intimate and welcoming space. Thus, if you’re on the hunt for clever and creative tips on how to make a room look bigger, scroll right ahead to see how the homify team does it.