Why Rooms Look So SmallLet’s start with the physical challenge and the psychology. It really comes down to space and perception. In a small room, every bit of space counts. So, wherever you free up space gives a sense of more room. But, this only works to an extent. If you’ve ever been in an empty room, it’s usually easy to tell if it’s spacious or actual quite small. Which means you must use a bit of creativity.
The good news is that the key to successful small-space living might be easier than you think. It all boils down to tricking the eye into perceiving more space by employing three simple concepts: scale, light, and movement. —Remodelista.comPut another way, it’s what is and isn’t in the space which makes it appear small. Here again, think about a totally empty room that’s small in size. Even though there’s nothing inside, you can quickly detect it’s tiny. (The same holds true for an empty, oversized space. You can tell it’s rather large.) This is due to the fact there’s nothing to interrupt the visual flow. So, the same rule applies to any space when there’s furniture and decor as these break up a room into smaller spaces.
How Largo Residents can Make a Small Room Look LargerIf you look at just about any room in your home, there’s a really good chance you have a lot more stuff that you need or even want. We’re just accustomed to accumulating things we don’t even notice. But, eventually, we do — like when it’s time to move, remodel, or replace something. Then, it becomes all too apparent there’s just too much clutter. So, here are some helpful ways to make a small room look larger:
- Start by decluttering, removing unnecessary items. Okay, so we’ve already begun to touch on this and now it’s time to make it an actionable task. Go around the room and identify unnecessary things. Be honest and you’ll get some fabulous results.
- Paint interior walls, ceilings, and trim in neutral color shades. Bright and colorful bold paint makes a room appear smaller than it actually is, and can also create a sense of being cramped. Paint the interior walls, ceilings and trim in a neutral color (white and off-white being the best choices), but do so in different shades.
- ”Float” the furniture. Instead of backing furniture up against the walls, try “floating” it around an area rug. This helps to create a more defined space and also gives the appearance of more space around it.