Add a mirror

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Adding a large mirror to a wall (or adding a mirrored wall) will instantly make the space feel and look bigger. It’s a manipulation of the eye and works every time. It’s an inexpensive way to make your space feel more open and light.


The easiest way to make a room look bigger is to make sure that every single piece looks like it belongs there. To declutter, you can use modular furniture that has storage or simply streamline! Instead of having lots of little things on shelves or tables, try opting for a few larger items.


Choose a lighter palette

Lighter colors on the walls and floors will make any space look larger. If you are unable to change dark carpeting, try buying a bright rug. Paint the walls a light color and be sure the ceilings are white.

Make use of stripes

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Utilizing stripes in the correct way can expand your space visually. Try vertical stripes on a rug and position it parallel with the room’s longest wall. You can also try stripes on curtains to make windows look longer and larger!


Tear it down

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If you’re ready to tackle a bigger home improvement project, then a great way to make a small room look bigger is to actually make it bigger! Opening up a room by tearing down a wall is a great way to give your space an open concept as well as opening up your home’s sight lines.

Raise it up

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We saved the most arduous for last, of course. If you’re trying to make a small space look bigger, you can always look up: to the ceilings! Raising your ceilings (especially if they’re drop ceilings that were so popular in the 1970s) can make an enormous impact without impacting your square footage.