This Bank Holiday, you might have set yourself some DIY and decorating tasks to do. Most of us have that one room in our homes that seems just a little too small – but what if we told you that you can create the illusion that your small space is bigger?
Perhaps you use your smaller room as an office, a home gym or maybe just a room to retreat to when the stresses of daily life get too much. We’re going to show you 6 tips on how to make the most of your small space.
Use large prints
Don’t be scared to use large printed fabric or wallpaper on the walls. You could even use it on the ceiling if you’re feeling extra bold. You might get bored of bold print in a main living area, but if you’re using the small space as a room to use occasionally, it can work really well.
It’s important that you keep most of your furniture in proportion for the space. Make sure that everything is the correct width, height and depth for the scale of the room.
Don’t be afraid to go dark
Despite popular belief, dark colours can actually widen a room. Avoid painting small spaces white – go for a dark grey if you’re feeling brave enough.
Choose large furniture
Although we said that you should keep furniture in proportion, having some larger pieces of furniture can make a room look larger and more luxurious. Pair them with the right lighting and accessories and it can look great.
Make sure the walls complement the floor
Don’t forget that walls and floors should work well together. If you haven’t gone for a dark colour to the walls, light walls and light floors can make a small space look much bigger.
Adding height with a tall piece of furniture can also create the illusion that a space is larger than it is. In this bedroom, the tall headboard helps draw the eye up to the ceiling away from the small floorspace.
If you don’t fancy carrying out any decorating yourself this bank holiday weekend, we have plenty of painters and decorators in our network ready to help.