Home Decorating Idea Checklist: 10 Ways To Make A Room Seem Larger Or Smaller
Refer to this home interior decorating idea checklist whenever you want a a small room to appear larger or vice versa. It's obvious why someone would want to make a tiny room appear wider or taller, but why would you want to shrink a spacious room?...
The reason is because a large room can sometimes seem cold and impersonal. For example, many people try to create an oversized conversation area within a large space. This results in too much distance between seating and so conversation is strained or limited.
Try these home decorating ideas and I'm sure you'll be surprised and pleased with the effects:
Use Up-lighting- Up-lighting will make a room seem taller. Use up-lighting as a backdrop for plants or a screen.
Prevent Light From Flowing Upward- If light is kept from flowing upward, the room will appear cozier. Use darker lamp shades or low light sconces.
Wash One Wall With Light- Washing a wall with light will make a room appear wider.
Wallpaper or Paint Stripes- This will make a room seem taller.
Paint Walls A Cool Color- Applying a light, cool paint color (blue, violet, and green family) to your walls will make the room appear more spacious.
Create Two Conversation Areas- If you create two conversation areas in a very large room, this will make the room appear to be cozier overall. Conversation will flow more comfortably as well.
Use A Large Armoire- An oversized armoire will add height to a room.