Flat Life: How to Make Small Spaces Look Bigger

Do all of your amazing interior design ideas just take up too much room for your small space? We understand your frustrations. 

Lucky for you, when done well, the proper decorating techniques can make your tiny space appear cute and cozy or even bright and airy. 

Whether you are living in a dorm, a tiny house or a flat, the pressure to decorate your small space without making it look cluttered can be rather daunting.  

If you are wondering how to make small spaces look bigger, our simple tips will visually expand your flat and make your small space appear bigger in no time. 

Mirror Mirror on The Wall

Mirrors are not only a great interior design element, but they also make a room reflect light and create depth to make rooms look bigger. Place a mirror on a wall that faces a window to optimize light reflection. You can even opt for an architectural shaped mirror to trick the eye into thinking there is another window or door in the room.

Think Vertically

Think of your room as having eight corners as opposed to four. This will draw the eyes upward and create the illusion that the room is much larger. You can use the top corners to hang plants, shelves, art or anything else your heart desires. Plus, you open your room up to an array of decorating opportunities when implementing this trick. 

Neutral Colour Schemes

Neutral colour schemes will make your small space bright and airy, especially when combined with a decent amount of light. Dark colors can make a flat appear crowded, dingy and even smaller than it already is. If your heart is really set on some colour in your flat, integrate pops of colour through wall art or by painting an accent wall.

Integrated Work Spaces

Allow your living room to also serve as a home office by placing a small table where a side table would go. As long as the colour of your sofa and the colour of the table are within the same colour palette and the table is no more than 2 inches taller than the back of the sofa, the two pieces of furniture will complement each other. 

You can even do this in your bedroom and place the table where a nightstand would go. Then, you can use this space as a workspace, nightstand and vanity. Talk about making use of small space!

The Perfect Rug

Rugs are a great way to make space appear bigger because they create a space within a space. Plus, they add depth and dimension to a room without taking up any room. However, rugs can be counterproductive and make a room feel smaller if you choose one that is too large or too small. So make sure you follow a rug guide to choose the proper size for your space. 

How To Make Small Spaces Look Bigger

The more creative you are, the more decorations and furniture you can implement into small spaces without making the area seem cluttered. If you are wondering how to make small spaces look bigger, think double-duty, neutral and making the most out of light. Next thing you know, you will have a personalized space that seems larger than you could have ever imagined. 

Here at Primrose & Plum, we have everything you need to make the most out of your small spaces. For more expert advice on decorating your flat, visit our blog for all of our interior design tips. 

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