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How to Expand the Look of Smaller Rooms

November 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — platinumarlington @ 8:39 pm
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Are there a few spaces in your home that are a bit on the smaller side? Since these areas are a bit more intimate, they may feel stuffy, cramped, or even cluttered. Fortunately, there are several tips and tricks you can use to make the most out of these tiny spaces in your house. By making a few slight adjustments, you can easily expand the look of small rooms! Continue reading to learn how.

Use Light Paint Colors

Sometimes, all that’s needed is a fresh coat of interior paint to add more space to a small room. Using a lighter paint color for your walls can trick the naked eye into making the area feel much more open and roomier. However, you’ll want to avoid using pure white at all costs. It can look odd in intimate spaces, casting dramatic shadows all over the room. Instead, choose a shade similar to pale blue, light grey, or neutral tan.

Add a Large Mirror

Did you know that mirrors can double the look of a small room? Large ones that take up most of the wall are ideal for expanding the appearance of an intimate space. Consider investing in a large, wall-mounted mirror that can keep light bouncing around the room. You can add a large vanity over the bathroom sink or mount a mirror across the windows of a small kitchen to keep light pouring into the room.

Decorate with Houseplants

If you have a green thumb, you might want to consider buying a few houseplants and scattering them throughout the smaller areas in your home. They’ll help make the space more breathable and appear more open. Do your plants not tend to last long? You can purchase a fake plant or another natural decorative element instead.

Increase Lighting

A well-lit room can easily feel airy and spacious. Try increasing the brightness of your area by strategically incorporating more lighting throughout the room to light up the nooks and crannies. Be sure to orient the lighting in a way where it sweeps across the room, spreading light evenly and giving the space a warm, welcoming feel. You can even use warm light sources and dissipate light throughout the room.

Declutter the Space

A cluttered room can make a small area feel cramped and tight. Therefore, it’s a good idea to get rid of most of your furniture and only keep what’s absolutely necessary for your home’s smallest rooms. Think minimalistic and get rid of any clutter! For example, your small kitchen’s countertops should be clean and free of unnecessary appliances. Move the toiletries in your bathroom from on top of the sink to a cabinet.

There are many ways you can make even the smallest of rooms feel cozy and inviting. By following the tips outlined above, you can brighten up your intimate spaces and expand their look!

About Platinum Painting of Arlington

At Platinum Painting of Arlington, we will always go the extra mile to get you the results you deserve. Whether your interior painting goals are to add new dramatic colors or simply expand the look of a small room, we’ve got you covered. For an estimate, visit our website or call (817) 983-7280.

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