How to make your small room feel bigger


Unless you’ve won the lottery or have spent the past 1,985 years of your life working (we highly doubt that), there’s a high chance that you haven’t been able to afford your dream home just yet. You’re working on it though, right? Because most of us don’t get the chance to live in a 9-bedroom mansion with a swimming pool and tennis court, we have to settle for a much smaller apartment with even smaller rooms. You can barely fit a bed or a couch in it, and you better forget all of those books you have bought over the course of your existence – because they haven’t got anywhere to go. But what if we told you that there were a few ways to make your small room feel bigger?

How to make your small room feel bigger

Give yourself a bit of space

We know, you don’t need to shout! You have a small apartment so you don’t have space, right? We totally get ya, but that’s not quite what we’re talking about. To make your room look bigger, it’s important to give yourself a bit of space and create the illusion that you have more than you actually do. You can do this by bringing your furniture away from the walls a little bit. If your couch is pressed against the wall, it will make it seem as though you are tight on space (which, of course, you are), but if you bring it out a little and give it a gap, it will make it seem as though you have oodles of space (which, of course, you don’t).

Grab your cantaloupe; you’ve pulled

We all love a good cantaloupe, right? Well, it seems as though this ol’ fruit is actually hugely beneficial when it comes to making your room feel bigger. Yes, when it comes to decoration, it’s always best to abide by the cantaloupe rule – which states that you should never decorate your room with objects or decorations that are smaller than a cantaloupe. Many small items can make your room seem cluttered and crowded, so it’s always best to choose decorations that are larger and will ultimately make your room look larger.

Draw your eyes to the ceiling

Let’s be honest, a ceiling is a ceiling. It’s not pretty, it’s not something you look at every minute of every day, but it’s kind of important. However, if you have a small room a ceiling can often feel like a nuisance. It seems to cut off the light and the space, and it just lies there looking boring. So what the heck do you do? To make your room feel bigger, it’s actually best to draw your eyes to the ceiling. One of the easiest ways to do this is to paint your ceiling or even add wallpaper to it! By drawing your eyes to the ceiling, you will create the illusion that your ceiling is higher than it is, making your room feel bigger than it is.

How to make your small room feel bigger

Get your mirror selfies on the go

Who doesn’t love a good mirror selfie? To get the perfect mirror selfie you need one key ingredient, and that is the mirror itself. Thankfully, these mirrors will actually help you make your small room feel bigger, as the reflection will not only reflect the light but also trick the brain that there could be another room behind the mirror. Yes, if you place these strategically around the room, it often looks as though it is a portal to another room which instantly opens the room up. What could be better than that?

If you have a small room, you don’t need to cry in the corner over how small it is. Instead, you just need to follows these simple rules to make your room look bigger in an instant. We told you these ideas were pretty darn awesome.