Below are a few simple ideas you can use to make rooms in your house appear larger than they actually are without having to break the bank. These are some of the things we do when selling houses in the North Park, South Park and other urban neighborhoods of San Diego. Many of our houses in these neighborhoods are very small. To show potential buyers they can live in these homes; we use many of these techniques.
Colors To Use To Make a Room Look Bigger?
Lighter colors are always best when trying to make a small room look larger than it is. There are nice soft creamy whites and very light greys that do this well. Painting the walls and ceiling the same color also adds volumes. It will create an illusion and make small places look much bigger than they are.
How Do You Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger?
Placing a large bed in a small bedroom will make a room look much larger than putting in it. However, one with a low headboard or no headboard at all works best. Adding translucent furniture will also add dimension to a room and give a nice modern touch. Hanging a large piece of artwork above the bed works as a headboard and creates the illusion of more space. Less is more, so having one night table instead of two works great.
How To Make a Room Look Bigger With Curtains?
Ceiling to floor Sheer Curtains will make a room will overall make a room look taller. However, don’t let the curtains touch the floor as this will defeat the purpose and make the room look short. Read up on the “Curtain Do’s and Don’ts” found in an article from Apartment Therapy. Because a room is small, you may tend to push the furniture up against a wall. Do not do this! By pulling the furniture away from the wall just a tad, it creates the illusion of more space.
If you are planning on hanging shelves, make sure to do so near the ceiling.
Mirrors Make a Room Look Bigger
Floor-length mirrors are always a great addition to make a small room feel taller. The eyes are automatically drawn up and create a lighter and brightness around the room. If you don’t have a floor-length mirror, a smaller size will do, as shown in this photograph. Creating a focal point and tilting the mirror up will create depth and reflect natural and artificial light, which bounces off, making the room appear lighter and larger than its actual size.
How to Make a Room Look Bigger With Wallpaper
Wallpaper is back with a big bang. We are not talking about grandma’s wallpaper from back in the ’60s that is difficult to remove. Nowadays, wallpaper is clean, modern and super easy to remove when you get tired of it. With many designs that make a small space appear much bigger than it is.
What Kind of Accessories Will Make A Room Look Bigger?
Always use the “Cantaloupe Rule” when adding accent pieces in a small room. What this means is that you should use items that are larger than a cantaloupe when adding accessories. Decorating accents that are smaller than a cantaloupe is known to cramp a room and collect dust. So remember, nothing smaller than a cantaloupe when bringing in accent pieces. The effects are amazing.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home in San Diego, contact the McT Real Estate Group right away at 619-736-7003. We help homeowners prepare their homes to look; it’s very best before going on the market so that they can receive the highest dollar amount.
If you are searching for a home to buy, we can help you through all of the steps it takes to navigate through the home buying process and make sure that every “I” is dotted and every “T” is crossed. Our Buyer Specialists will make sure you understand exactly what you are buying and what to expect so there are no surprises and make sure that you are protected.