Making a room look bigger is a really simple task, and that everyone, including you too, will be able to do with this guide to make a room look bigger than I have prepared.
They are visual and physical resources, tricks and tips that always work. In any room
And you know best of all, that most are free or very cheap, like painting for example.
That said, let’s start with this guide to make your bedroom look more spacious. And bright. And many other things. You will see. In a weekend or less you will have made your bedroom look bigger.
By the way, although we are going to see several steps, it does not mean that you have to do all. Simply by making one, you will have already made the space look bigger.
Then there will be others that you may or may not want. It is up to you how far you want to go and how many tricks to use.
Design and photography Juniper Home
We start with the cold tones. Did you know that cold colors when applied to the walls by painting create the effect that the walls “move away”?
This is because they are colors that provide depth, getting this visual effect so good for a small bedroom or a space that we want to make bigger, don’t you think?
What are the cold colors?
Cold colors are those found in the cold part of the color circle, obviously. Here are some colors:
Lilacs and violets
Bluish or greenish gray
As you can see, you have a lot of colors to paint your bedroom with a cold color. But do you know what is best?
It is that cold tones are relaxing, serene and soothing colors.
So painting your room with cold tones will make it look more spacious and also more relaxing. Don’t you think it’s perfect?
THE RIGHT FURNITURE
Well, this point is basically in case you are going to furnish your room. If you already have it furnished, little can be done.
Although later in the paint tricks to make the room look bigger than we are going to see, we can still do something with the furniture you already have.
But if you are not going to furnish the room, you can skip this step. This is only for those who are going to furnish it.
I’m not going to roll up much, I’m just going to give you a list of things to consider and suggest some furniture. There it goes:
Photography by HomebySoph
- Use light furniture with straight lines and the lighter the better.
- Use multipurpose furniture that has more than one function, to save space.
- Use furniture with legs to see the floor.
- If you can use suspended furniture such as suspended bedside tables. To see the ground.
- Convertible beds and sofas.
- Folding beds that integrate into the closet.
- High beds with space below to take advantage of the vertical space.
Let’s continue with the following trick:
APPLY A MONOCHROMATIC PALLET
This is a very interesting trick that can make your room look much bigger.
A monochromatic palette comes to say that all the color in a room is the same.
That is, if you apply a monochrome palette in your bedroom, for example, green, the walls, furniture, textiles and others have to be all green. Even in different tones. Look at the bedroom below:
Photography Thrifty Decor Chick
Why is this done?
When the eye does not perceive contrast between colors everything seems deeper and, therefore, larger. ← Tweet this.
And if everything is the same color, little contrast will perceive the eye, don’t you think?
This point may seem complicated, but it is simpler than it seems. Here you can see 10 monochrome rooms to see how easy it is and how you can do it in your own room.
Let’s move on to another trick:
CHANGE THE PERCEPTION OF SPACE WITH PAINT
Another very useful resource to make a room appear larger in general, or wider, or longer, or taller, is to paint certain walls.
See this example below:
By painting the ceiling and the wall at the bottom of the space with a cold color such as blue, a sense of continuity is created and these areas are made to appear deeper, which results in the space looking more elongated.
It is just one of the many tricks to transform the space with paint that you have at your disposal.
Do you want to modify the perception of space? Use a trick of these and see how it changes.
Let’s see another trick.
MIMETIZA FURNITURE WITH WALLS
Do you remember that before I told you that if you had the room furnished then we were going to see a way to take advantage of that furniture to make the bedroom look bigger?
Well, it’s about the following: Paint the furniture the same color as the walls.
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Why is this done?
To mimic the furniture with the walls and make the space seem deeper.
As I said before, if the eye does not perceive contrast, it will seem that the bedroom is deeper.
And if the furniture is painted the same color as the walls, there will be no contrast.
But it is not the only way to paint the furniture so that they make the room bigger.
If you don’t like this idea, you can also paint it white.
White is the color that reflects the highest percentage of sunlight, so it will make your bedroom brighter and appear larger.
If you have dark wood furniture, or wood without more, when you paint them in white you will notice a radical change. Believe me, you’re going to say, But where did this space come from?
Once you get used to wooden furniture, when you paint them white, that first moment is surprising. Everything seems lighter, wider and is much brighter.
Let’s keep going.
MAKE IT LOOK HIGHER WITH PAINT
We can also make the bedroom look taller, using only paint.
Very easy, paint the walls up to 10 cm or so below the ceiling.
In this way, we will make the ceiling look taller, that it is higher, and therefore, that the bedroom has a higher height as well.
Let’s see the following:
REMOVE THE CURTAINS AND CHANGE THEM BY A SHELF. OR JUST DO NOT PUT ANYTHING
As you well know, your curtains, like mine and everyone else’s, have a great visual weight.
And depending on the type of curtain, also physical.
But you have no idea how much until you take them off. It’s amazing.
Are curtains a necessity for you? Or do you have them on just because you have to have them?
If you have only ornaments, you can remove them completely. And you will notice the difference. Trust me. Do the test.
Not only will you make your room look bigger, but also brighter.
Although the curtains are open at all, on the sides of the window, they are stealing light and space.
You will be surprised when you remove them from the change.
If you are worried about decoration, do not worry, there are many ways to decorate a window without curtains.
Did you know that Nordics in winter have about 5 hours of sunlight? Well, if you go around Pinterest, Instagram or any other social network of images and look at Nordic style rooms and Nordic bedrooms, you will see that most do not have curtains.
This tells us several things: That the people who know most about optimizing the light do not use curtains, or, generally, do not use them. (There must be a reason). And that a room without curtains can be equally beautiful and modern. We just have to take a look at several of the Nordic bedrooms that we see around to see the style they have.
If you don’t have the idea of removing the curtains, replace them with a blind.
You can continue to regulate the light and you will have gained visual space, since plain blinds have much less visual weight.
You will see it as soon as you change it.