7 creative ways to instantly make a small room seem bigger!
As champions of colourful interiors which are full of individual character, we're often asked to provide tips and tricks on adding personal touches to homes - whether its how to create a photo feature wall, how to make rented accommodation at home, or even how to show off your office's personality.
But it's not just interior and lifestyle publications which come to us for tips: our customers also often ask our advice on accessories and trends for their homes. And one question which keeps coming up is based around rooms which are a little on the "cosy" side.
The box room. The spare room. The cupboard. Everyone has one, and whatever you call it, one question keeps popping up: what on earth do we do with them?! And how do we disguise the fact that these rooms are a bit spatially-challenged?
But fear not, there are a few things that can be done to make sure these rooms still look inviting, and don't appear like the small and cluttered areas we imagine them to be!!
Here are our 7 top tips:
1. Bright idea
Lighting is key in creating the impression of space in cosier rooms. Spread out floor and desk lamps around the room - don’t just stick to one central ceiling light as this can leave areas in shadow; making it look as though the walls are closer than they are! See here for lighting inspiration.
2. Keep moving on up
Draw the eye upwards to create the impression of a higher ceiling! Position your shelves higher up, or even paint the ceiling in a different colour!
3. Mirror mirror…
Mirrors are another way of creating the illusion of space is positioning mirrors around the room. They will also help with keeping the room nice and light, and can be used as a statement feature piece too! See here for modern mirrors!