If you are not careful then the way you style and layout a room can make it seem cluttered and cramped. This is especially true if the room in question was already small to start with. If a small house is a problem then the ideal solution is to move somewhere bigger. However budget restraints often mean that this is not possible. The second best thing is to make sure that you style a room in a way that makes the most of the space you do have.
One of the best things you can do when it comes to styling a room is give careful consideration to the colour scheme that you use. Dark colours can look good but they often make a room feel more closed in. You really want to go for light paint colours. We know that rooms with lots of natural light often look bigger too. Lighter paint colours can help to promote this. If you do want to use some dark colour then try to keep this to a minimum. You can also speak with a professional team like AA Roofing to explore more painting options.
In order to have a room that looks bigger, you need to make sure there is plenty of space. This means giving careful consideration to storage and where you are going to keep things. There are lots of clever, furniture storage designs out there so make sure that you invest in these. Built in storage is also a great way to make sure you have plenty of storage without taking up too much room.
We generally want plenty of seating to make sure that we have enough for visitors as well as the people who live with us. This is great but takes up lots of unnecessary space. Have a look for items like fold-out seating and bean bags online. These are great temporary seating options and they can be stored out of the way so they don’t take up valuable space when they are not needed.
Think of The Layout
It stands to reason that if you have lots of furniture dotted around a room then it is going to feel cluttered. Try to think of the most sensible way to place furniture without taking up too much space. Things like sofa-beds and beds with storage underneath can be a massive help.
One way to make a room feel bigger is to create a feeling of space. Making a room feel taller is a great way of doing this. One of the best ways to do this is to create shelving that runs from floor to ceiling. Not only does this give you the ideal way to store loads of your goods but it creates a feeling of a room being nice and tall.
Generally speaking you want a room that is light and airy where possible. You also want as much of your ‘stuff’ stored away and out of view. You want a room to feel uncluttered so that it feels spacious and large.