By: Kelly Kay & Kirsten Rae

5 Tips to Make any Room Feel Larger

Tags: real estate


Are you wondering how to make your home feel more spacious? If you have small roomers in your house, it can be tricky to decorate them so they don’t look or feel crowded. These are 5 easy updates you can utilize to make any room in your home feel larger! We recommend these (and many more) ideas to our sellers in order to maximize visual square footage.

Tip 1: Hang curtains to the ceiling

Don’t just hang your curtains to the top of your window frame; by hanging them to the ceiling you’re elongating the room height and making it feel much taller than it actually is. Be sure to buy the correct length of curtain, because you want them to hang all the way to the floor.

Tip 2: Lighten up your colours

You will be amazed at the dramatic transformation of any room by simply lightening up the colour scheme! Lightening up the wall colour, furniture and decor will help reflect natural light and in turn make the room feel more spacious. In addition, by painting walls all one colour it provides a continuous surface and flow so your eye doesn’t stop to register where one wall starts and another ends - which breaks the flow of a room.

Tip 3: Emphasize and increase natural light

Ditch the dated blinds and valances and let the light in! Emphasizing and increasing the amount of natural light makes a huge difference in making a small room feel bigger. If you have curtains, make sure they’re installed so they extend past the sides of the windows so even when they’re open, all light is coming in.

Tip 4: Incorporate a mirror

Mirrors help bounce light around a room, which helps by boosting the amount of natural light in the space. Plus, there's something about the reflection in the mirror and seeing “more” room that really makes an impact and makes a room feel larger.

Tip 5: Add smart storage

It’s no surprise that if there is less clutter in a room, it will feel larger. One of the best ways to make a room feel larger is to include smart options that provide lots of storage without taking up a ton of floor space. Things like built-ins and bookcases take up less floor space than free-standing furniture