One of the top questions I get asked about in my Design Classes is how to maximise space in a small room.
Well let me tell you how:
Mirrors are a great way to create instant depth and expansiveness. Placing a mirror behind a candle, a pendant light, or a bedside lamp will help to maximise the light’s reach while creating an almost magical effect.
My biggest tip in maximising a small space is to paint your ceiling the same colour as your walls. It blurs the boundaries (makes the walls look taller) and creates instant infinity.
Next up, (and this will sound counter-intuitive) add something super-sized like a large plant, painting, lamp, vase anything that throws the eye off. If everything is scaled down and pint-sized it actually makes you more aware of the smallness of the space. When you add something super-sized you’re instantly making the room look grander, cooler and more impressive.
Reign in the colour palette. if you can reduce the number of hues in your room it will feel far more sophisticated, harmonious and therefore, cohesive. In turn it will make it feel less of a mess and larger and more balanced. Soothing hues fool the eye into thinking they’re more spacious than they actually are!