7 Space-Stretching Tricks To Make A Small Living Room Look Bigger

Tricks to make a small living room look bigger - Awan Properties

The shades chosen for any room have several powers. And one of those powers can be to visually stretch a compact space. Some colors can make a small living room look bigger. Of course, there are a whole host of living room color schemes to make a small living room look bigger, but it’s certainly worth knowing how color can perform this clever trick so it’s part of your decorating know-how. It’s well worth focusing on the shades you select to create the illusion that your living space is larger than it is. What’s more, there may well be more choices of colors than you might suppose, and a few living room color mistakes you’ll want to avoid. There are  7 space-stretching tricks to make a small living room look bigger

7 Space-Stretching Tricks To Make A Small Living Room Look Bigger

  •  Make it airy with white
  •  Focus on light colors
  • Add energy with brighter hues
  • Work with dark colors in north-facing rooms
  • Use dark colors strategically
  • Think soft shades
  • Opt for a complementary color scheme

Make it airy with white

As an Interior designer said ‘White is the classic color for making a space look bigger because it reflects light and creates a blank canvas that you can decorate with other colors, However, white can also look boring or sterile if used alone. You can add some interest and warmth to your white walls by choosing a shade that has some undertones of yellow, pink, or gray. Designer says You can also add some texture or pattern to your white walls with molding, trim, or wallpaper,’

Focus on light colors

Another designer says White isn’t the only option when it comes to space-stretching pale shades, of course. ‘Light colors make a small living room feel bigger. 

‘In a living room, there are more furniture pieces, so light and airy colors work best to let the items breathe.

Add energy with brighter hues

Brighter hues that reflect the light can be used to make a small living room look bigger but, once again, how you employ them is crucial to success. 

‘Colors such as yellows, oranges, sky blues, and greens reflect light and make your space feel brighter and more cheerful, They can also energize and uplift your mood. You can use bright colors on your walls, furniture (like small living room couches), or accessories, but don’t overdo it. Balance them with some white or light neutrals to avoid overwhelming your space.’

Work with dark colors in north-facing rooms

‘Rooms that face north are never going to get direct light and will never feel really lighthearted says a designer. Don’t try to change that. These are the rooms that demand heavily saturated color to make an impact and feel inviting. Beautiful ochers, umbers, greens, blacks, and reds go in these places. These rooms will feel biggest and best if their baseboards, walls, crowns, and window and door casings are painted a single rich hue.’

Use dark colors strategically

Here’s an alternative way to use the best dark colors for small rooms to create the appearance of a larger room if they’re a favorite. ‘Dark colors, such as charcoal gray, navy blue, forest green, or black, can make your space look bigger if used wisely, said a designer. They can create contrast and depth that make your walls recede and your ceiling appears higher. You can use dark colors on an accent wall, a ceiling, or a floor to create this effect.’

Think soft shades

‘Paint the ceiling the same and look for ways to draw your eyes to the fullness of the space. Maybe your curtains or shade are a stronger tone of the same hue and are mounted right at the ceiling and cascade to the floor. Maybe you find an over-scaled light fixture to hang from the ceiling as part of small living room lighting ideas. Little rooms, whether light-bathed or dark, need a little drama to compete.’

Opt for a complementary color scheme

Use the color wheel to create a simple complementary color scheme, you can make a small living room look larger, ‘You can also experiment with patterns of different scales to create a sense of balance. For example, if you opt for wallpaper with a small, detailed print, you can balance out the room by integrating a rug with a larger, more simplified pattern.’

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