When you’re dealing with small spaces in the home, everything counts. Small rooms can often feel more cosy but with a few well-placed items, smart design choices and light-coloured flooring you can actually make a room look bigger.

If you’re ready to transform your space from small and snug to big, bright and beautiful then stick around to find out exactly what to do.

Choose light colours (including flooring)

Making a space look bigger is all about creating an optical illusion. It’s well known that light paint and wallpaper colours are an effective way to give the impression of more space.

Walls that are lighter and brighter are more reflective and help to make a room feel more airy and open. Generally, darker colours tend to absorb light and give a room a shrinking feeling. 

For optimum effect, choose soft tones like off-white, creams, light greys, greens and blues because this will make the room seem more inviting. 

Pick the right flooring

Following the same rule, choose flooring that is light in colour to compliment your space. 

At Frank’s, we stock a wide range of high quality, durable flooring that is perfect for making your home feel bigger and brighter. Whether it’s carpet, laminate, hardwood vinyl, or LVT; we have so many options to choose from.

Laminate flooring is a cost effective, durable choice and there is plenty of choice to enjoy at your local Frank’s store. Alternatively, if you are looking for something more luxurious, our LVT is a fantastic choice and is low maintenance for extra convenience. 

Clear the clutter

An easy way to make a room feel more physically and visually open and clean is to keep it free from clutter. With stuff organised and out of sight, the space that is in view will feel more orderly and open. 

Remove large rugs from the floor because this will give the illusion of less space and make the room feel smaller. The same rule applies to walls too, so be sure not to clutter them up with lots of photos, pictures or wall art.

Use mirrors

Mirrors are a great way to give the illusion of a larger, more open space. By using a focal point, angle your mirrors towards it to give the illusion of depth within the room. 

Using mirrors also helps reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room look brighter during the day and night. Try placing a mirror near the window to reflect the world outside, or placing mirrors on the floor works amazingly too – yes, you read that right!

Experiment with furniture 

Choosing the right furniture is essential for making a room feel bigger. Scope out multi-functional items such as a chest that can be used as a coffee table or a sofa that doubles as a bed. This will minimise the need for more furniture when not necessary.

It’s important to keep in mind that bulky furniture can take up precious space, so try choosing furniture with exposed arms and legs to allow light to filter under the furniture. 

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

Got a question? Ask Frank!