How To Make A Room Look Bigger And Brighter?
Category : Home Improvements
Sometimes, not all your room designing plans bear the expected fruits. You may finally end up with a room that is too dark or one that feels like it is far too cramped for staying in. But not all hope is lost: you can probably make quite a lot of changes to your room to make it look better without having to spend a lot of money.Here are some tips to help you out. Also given are some guidelines to follow when constructing rooms, including how to make them look attractive and bigger from the outset.
Use the Right Paint Colour – For those rooms where lighting is very important, it is recommended to paint the walls and ceiling in a bright colour. White works well, as does almost any type of bright colour. Good places to paint with bright colours include your home’s lounge and living room, as well as the kitchen. Some colour combinations, such as white and blue, can even make the room feel a lot bigger than it really is. Generally, this holds true to some degree for most combinations of bright colours. Dark colours, on the other hand, will have an opposite effect.
Avoid Clutter – If your room feels really cramped, it may be because you spent a little too much money at the furniture shops you recently visited. A room can only hold up so much furniture before it starts to feel overcrowded. If you have trouble walking and getting around the place in general, consider moving away some of the furniture items to the other rooms of your home. Additionally, try to keep your room tidy and organised, and do not attempt to hang too many pictures on your walls either: leave a little extra space between your artworks.
Place Some Mirrors – Virtually any type of mirror can help you bring in some extra light to liven up your room. Wall mirrors or mirrors placed on tabletops seem to give the best results in this regard, as they also help make the room look bigger through the reflections. While it may not be the first solution that comes to mind, its effectiveness cannot be disputed.
Open Your Windows – If you keep your windows either partially or fully closed most of the day that may be the root cause for your room being darker than it should be. Keeping your windows fully opened will allow more natural light to flood into your room, thus requiring you to rely less on artificial lighting methods (which aren’t as effective as natural light anyways). If this doesn’t seem to fix the issues, you may also want to consider installing larger windows to allow even more light into your room.