Does your room make you feel claustrophobic but you do not have the money for an addition to the house?
Furniture and bulk
Furniture and bulky
Remove unnecessary furniture and clutter. Furniture that serve many functions is a great way to save space and minimize clutter. Storage containers are an excellent substitute for small furniture. Containers can be purchased with or without wheels and kept hidden under the bed or in the closet. The idea is to keep the necessary pieces of large furniture in the room and remove the smaller ones. For example, a large dresser instead of two small dressers.
Not only large furniture look more elegant, but they can actually add a sense of opening to the room. Smaller pieces will make the room feel more cramped. However, if your queen size bed takes up too much space in the room, then maybe it's time to move on to a queen bed. If you do not want to give up your queen size bed, then it is a good idea to cut on other pieces as well and transform your bed into the main focal point in the room. The more space you have, the more the part will appear. Do not forget to place the furniture at an angle.
Respect pale colors when it is on the walls. Light green and blues are always the best choice. Not only do these two colors have a calming effect, but the light also reflects pale colors, making the room feel more spacious. The dark colors, however, will make a room seem more closed, which we certainly do not want to happen. Painting the ceiling in a shade lighter or completely white will create the illusion of a higher ceiling. Another good trick is to paint the wall pads and moldings in a brighter color than the walls.
Lighting is a must when it is a small room. The perfect amount of light will open the room and create an illusion of space. Natural light is the best and inexpensive lighting there is. Begin by removing the heavy curtains and replace them with light and fluid window treatments. If too much natural light is a problem for sleep, use mini blinds to block the light while you catch some Zs. In the morning you can simply roll the mini blinds and let the natural light flow straight. Swag curtains are also an excellent choice when it comes to window treatments for small rooms.
Mirrors are not only elegant, but they can also help to reflect light and give the illusion of depth to a wall. Place mirrors in front of a light source, such as windows and open doors.
Stay away from the dark colors and stick with a light colored duvet cover, but make sure to keep it simple. When working with cool colors like greens and blues, choose a floral print for a more naturish feel. But do not overdo it with the floral. A simple duvet cover with one or two large floral prints on a lightweight backdrop will do the trick. Keep away from scattered appearance.
Source by Linda Aviles