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Any tips for making small spaces look bigger?

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trevor.moss
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You could paint or wallpaper the ceiling to make the room look taller. Anything that draws the eye upwards makes a room feel bigger.
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sage.collins
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Use light colors on the walls and the floor. While darker colors make a room seem cozy, they also absorb light instead of reflecting it, making the space feel smaller. Opt for lighter colored flooring as well as wall colors to make the room feel airy.
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Pull away furniture from the wall to create the illusion of a bigger room. Pushing furniture up against a wall makes everything look and feel cramped. Even just few inches in between the wall and your bigger items can make the space look more open.
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Make use of hidden storage and multi-purpose items. Get a coffee table/ desk or learn how to build your own storage ottoman. Think of ways to maximize furniture by making them into extra storage.
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Choose statement furniture that fills the room. In small living rooms, one large couch instead of multiple small pieces actually decreases the look of clutter and makes a room feel bigger.
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Hang shelves near the ceiling to draw the eye upward. You can maximize the space by having more storage.
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I try to make the ceiling look bigger by putting designs in it. People would look at those quite a lot.
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Use stripes to elongate the space. Just like vertical stripes on clothing, a striped rug will make your room appear longer. Orient the stripes to go the length of the room that is the longest for optimal effect.
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Color code your shelves to create the look of structure. Whether it's with size or color or type, anything that makes a group of smaller items look intentionally arranged will make it feel more streamlined. This works for books or anything else that is visible in your home.
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Use a clear shower curtain in a tiny bathroom. It makes the bathroom look spacier.
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Leave your windows uncovered to give a room more depth. More light gives a space depth. If you're worried about privacy, roman shades or blinds instead of curtains look less crowded.
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You could use dramatic art pieces to make a room feel more expansive. Instead of a gallery wall, choose art pieces that are large and bold.
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Buy glass or lucite items. Glass and lucite pieces are totally in style right now, and can provide an added function of not taking up too much visual space.
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Ditch the overhead lights. Harsh top-down lighting pools all the light in one space. Instead, use a few smaller lamps to spread the light around and draw the eye around the room.
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