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January 13, 2017 9:51 pm
No matter how large your home may be, there’s always one room that’s just a little too small. Luckily, with some quick design tricks, any room can appear larger. Try a couple of these suggestions and watch your room magically expand.
- Use lighter paint colors.
- Paint or wallpaper the ceiling in order to make a room look taller.
- Install wall-to-wall or floor-to-ceiling bookcases to make the ceilings look higher.
- Pull furniture away from the walls to create a feeling of spaciousness.
- Hang mirrors opposite windows to reflect light and make the room seem bigger.
- Keep knickknacks, framed photos, books, etc., to a minimum to create a sense of spaciousness.
- Use furniture that doubles for something else. For example, a lidded ottoman that’s also a seat that’s also a storage unit.
- Keep window treatments to a minimum to expose as much of the window—and therefore, light—as possible. Think sheer, white curtains. Or better yet, nothing at all.
- Stay away from bold prints and colors. Stick to smaller patterns and neutrals when it comes to rugs and upholstery.
- Deploy stripes, either on your walls or floors, which will make the walls look taller and the floors longer.
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