ASK THE DESIGNER “How do You Make Those Teeny-Tiny Spaces Look and Feel Larger?”

Ask The Designer: “How do You Make Those Teeny-Tiny Spaces Look and Feel Larger?”

How do You Make Those Teeny-Tiny Spaces Look and Feel Larger? This weeks Ask The Designer featured Question comes from: Sarah Foote @Project Pile


Sarah, how do You Make Those Teeny-Tiny Spaces Look and Feel Larger in your home?

SARAH-In order to help make those teeny-tiny, small spaces in your home look, or at least feel a little larger than they really are, I first off, would definitely recommend using a light paint color! Maybe even pick a light paint color that you like, and then actually even go one shade lighter. On top of that, you also want to incorporate as much natural light as possible into your space. Mirrors or a shiny-ish wallpaper can really help with reflecting a little more natural light into a room. Another great trick of the eye can be done using your window treatments! Rather than fitting them to your window, hang them from ceiling to floor. This will help to create the illusion of larger windows and higher ceilings, which will definitely help your space feel larger!”

My advice-

Light paint colors always make spaces feel bigger. Try using mirrors to reflect light and give the illusion of a larger space. Also make sure your room has good lighting. Bright and cheerful goes a long way to making a room feel larger. Finally do not over crowd small areas with too much furniture, sometimes less is more. We just added white Wainscott panels to our Master Tolite Room and it really brighten up the space a lot along with some flush mount LED lights, seen here in this $100 Room Challenge and ORC Retro Fit picture below. 

Sarah I am so glad you asked this vital question, so many people are face this exact dilemma everyday. It always great to have an expert help you get the most out of a tight space.

Be sure to check out all the designers answers, at Sarah’s link below:

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