powered by
Discussions
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Professionals
Users
How do I make my small room look bigger?
Cassidy Wilton
January 27, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have a small room, but lots of stuff. In the winter (in picture it is summer) it tends to look very dark. I want to know what I can do to make it look bigger and cleaner.I have recently added another bookshelf on top of the white one in the corner so it is even darker now.
Thanks!
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Judith Taylor Designs
Closed storage for all the little 'bits' less furniture, more significant pieces. Here is a recent blog post where I commented on this (see bedroom). Keep the furniture to a minimum and consider a storage bed. http://judithtaylordesigns.com/uncategorized/tchfm-the-search-for-well-made-furniture/
January 27, 2013 at 5:48pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
aboo77
Elevated bed with storage underneath. Make use of wall space for books (use ladder style bookcase or floating shelves from Ikea). Lighten wall colors with soft colors like white or light blue gray. Freshen up bedding with light colors too. Use just small pops of color to add fun. Hope this helps. Ikea has tons of fun stuff for reasonable prices that are made for small spaces.
January 27, 2013 at 5:54pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Cassidy Wilton
Great thanks I have tried to organize my closet with as much storage as possible.
January 27, 2013 at 5:55pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Cassidy Wilton
I currently have storage under my bed thanks for the color tips though!
January 27, 2013 at 5:57pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Belman Living LLC
Add a nice mirror on one of the walls with a light fixture on it. This will definitely make it look bigger. Try to keep your walls as empty as possible do not clutter it with too many frames. Keep your stuff in drawers and cabinets and keep your room more organized. This way it will surely look bigger.
January 27, 2013 at 6:02pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Cassidy Wilton
I like this room how is the wall color? [houzz=
]
January 27, 2013 at 6:02pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
cathyjoco
Maybe a murphy bed?
January 27, 2013 at 6:04pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
littledesigner
The only thing I can think of Is to add mirrors to make the space seem larger
January 27, 2013 at 6:16pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Cassidy Wilton
Thanks I have a large mirror on the other side of the room but I could get another one for the side you can see in the picture. Thanks for the Murphy bed Idea.
January 27, 2013 at 6:19pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
littledesigner
Also I do like the room in the picture above the white bed would also make your room seem brighter along with white furniture if you have the budget, that wall color will look nice and make your room not to neutral with neutral furniture so you don't need as many colorful things on the wall or as many decorative pieces causing clutter

Hoped that helps :)
January 27, 2013 at 6:19pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Cassidy Wilton
If you have any picture that support your idea it helps alot so I know exactly what you are talking about.

Thanks.
January 27, 2013 at 6:23pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
billbrenda
Love it
January 27, 2013 at 6:27pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
gillianlf
Have you tried the bed with the headboard against the wall next to the window running length wise in the room. It's hard to tell from one picture, but it might open the vista to the window and make it feel more spacious.
January 27, 2013 at 7:46pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
littledesigner
I don't really have a picture but that photo you showed above us really close all I mean is that by adding color to the walls and getting rid of some of the accessories and things on the wall it would make your room feel bigger
January 28, 2013 at 4:49am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Cassidy Wilton
Ok thanks for all the helpful tips! I will add some more recent pictures of my room.
January 28, 2013 at 7:09am   
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
How do i make a small powder room look bigger?
We have a very small powder room 3 1/2 feet wide by...
How do I make a small kitchen look bigger?
I have dark wooden cabinets, kind of scalloped edging...
My house is small how do I make it seem bigger?
I have a small cottage like house that I just bought....
How can I make my living room looks bigger?
Hello. Mi small living room has a triangular distribution...
How do I make the room look bigger & modern?
This is the room my daughters share and they want to...
More Discussions
Finishing kitchen
Hello almost done kitchen any advice to pull it together?...
What are your thoughts on embossed wallpaper?
It's definitely an interesting alternative to plain...
Architect - just drawings or for project management?
We're building a new construction and are really trying...
New house - strange design! :( Need foyer/entryway help, please...
I am so lost with what to do with this entry. There...
Need help with Window dressing please
Hello, I have recently painted my living room and...
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.