8 Tricks To Make Any Room Feel Bigger
1. Opt for a dark accent wall—it will make that area recede and the room look larger.
2. Mirrors reflect light and create the appearance of more depth.
3. Limit big, bold prints to throw pillows or small furniture rather than dominant pieces like the sofa.
4. Go for glass or acrylic tables. Because you can see through them, they don't take up any visual space.
5. Light it up! Dim areas disappear, so add lamps or sconces (to free up floor space) in at least three corners.
6. Another way to open up a room: Buy curtains and paint bookshelves in similar tones as the wall. They'll blend in, creating a streamlined effect.
7. Play with scale. A tiny room full of tiny furniture appears even smaller than it is.
8. Floor-to-ceiling drapes draw the eye upward, making the ceiling seem higher.
9. The low profile of backless seating—think poufs, X-benches, and garden stools—won't add visual clutter.
10. Invest in a large area rug. Your eye naturally goes to the outer edges, which maximizes your square footage.