Are you living in a cosy little home but struggling to find space for all your essentials and feeling a bit cramped? Fear not, because we’ve got the advice at Frank’s to help you transform that tiny room into a spacious sanctuary that feels like a breath of fresh air!

So, roll up your sleeves and let’s get to work on making your small room look bigger!

Let There Be Light

Natural light is your best friend when it comes to making a space feel bigger. 

Embrace sheer curtains that allow the sunlight to flood in and make sure to keep those windows as uncluttered as possible. If you’re dealing with limited natural light, invest in some bright, well-placed lighting fixtures to illuminate every nook and cranny.

Choose Light Colours

When it comes to colour choices, think light and bright! 

Light colours, like soft pastels, pale neutrals, and cool whites, can work wonders in opening up your space because these hues reflect light and create a sense of airiness. 

If you’re worried about your room looking too monotonous, you can always add pops of colour through accessories or artwork.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirrors are the ultimate cheat code for making your room feel more spacious, so hang them strategically to reflect light and create the illusion of depth. 

You can even go big with a full-length mirror or create an eye-catching mirrored wall. Mirrors add both dimension and style to your space, so we recommend utilising their potential as much as you can.

Multi-Functional Furniture

In a small room, every piece of furniture needs to earn its keep. Therefore, we recommend choosing pieces that offer both storage and versatility. 

Think about a sofa that doubles as a bed, a coffee table with hidden storage, or a wall-mounted desk because by minimising clutter and maximising utility, you’ll open up valuable floor space.

Go Vertical

Don’t forget about your walls! Vertical storage solutions can be a game-changer, so try installing shelves or cabinets that reach right up to the ceiling. 

Not only will this make use of the often-neglected vertical space, but it will also draw the eye upward and create the illusion of height.

Keep It Minimalistic

Less is more when you’re working with limited space. Don’t go overboard with decorations and knick-knacks. Instead, focus on a few well-chosen, meaningful items. A clutter-free room feels more open and inviting. Be selective in what you keep on display, and remember that minimalistic design can be incredibly stylish.

Floating Furniture

Choose furniture that seems to “float” above the floor, like wall-mounted TV units or floating vanities. This not only creates an airy appearance but also makes cleaning a breeze. 

Strategic Placement

It’s important to consider the flow of traffic in your room. Arrange your furniture to create clear pathways and ensure that you’re not obstructing any natural walking areas because this will make your room feel more open and functional.

Declutter Like There’s No Tomorrow

The more stuff you have, the smaller your room will feel. So, it’s important to regularly declutter your space by getting rid of things you no longer need or use. 

Try keeping only the essentials and find creative storage solutions for the rest because, let’s face it, a tidy room instantly appears more spacious.

Create Focal Points

A well-placed focal point can distract from the size of the room. 

By choosing a captivating piece of art, a statement furniture item, or a bold, patterned rug you can draw the eye and shift the focus from the room’s size.

Open Shelving

Open shelves can be both functional and stylish. They provide storage while keeping your walls open, allowing light and sightlines to flow freely.

Why not showcase your favourite books, plants, or decorative items to add character to the room?

Reflective Surfaces

Reflective surfaces like glass and metallic accents will bounce light around and add a touch of glamour. Consider glass coffee tables, metallic-framed mirrors, or even shiny accessories to create this illusion. .

Remember, transforming a small room into a spacious haven is all about illusion and making the most of what you have. With these tips, you can create a room that not only looks bigger but feels cosier and more comfortable than ever. 

Discover a wide range of high quality flooring at Frank’s to transform your home. Pop down to your nearby store and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring to transform your home.

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