Painting a home can do a lot more to it than give it a face lift. Today, many young homeowners are working with smaller budgets, so they can’t invest in renovations like removing walls and heightening ceilings to make rooms look bigger. One cost-effective way to make rooms feel and appear larger than they actually are is to paint the walls. Read on to learn how you can use paint and décor to take a room from feeling cramped to looking expansive.
Something as simple as painting the room a lighter color can make it appear brighter and larger. It’s a good idea to avoid a pure white color, because it can create dramatic shadows with the furniture and décor that actually makes the area look smaller instead of larger. Instead, try light and pale blues, greens, purples, tans, and grays. These are all airy, modern-feeling colors that can go with a wide array of room themes and furniture.
Mirrors are a more obvious technique to take a small room and make it appear larger. That’s why you see many apartments with built-in mirrors along the length of walls. While this specific way of utilizing mirrors may be a little overwhelming, a more reasonable way to utilize this method of expansion would be to place large mirrors in areas of the house that don’t receive much light. This will keep the light bouncing around the room, making it look as though it’s more spacious than it actually is.
Invest in Houseplants
Houseplants won’t just make your home feel happier and boost your mood, they’ll also make a space appear more open and airy. If you’re confident in your ability to keep them alive, try investing in some great plants to hang from the ceiling or display on bookshelves. Some excellent, easy-to-care-for houseplants include pothos, succulents, ivy, and snake plants!
Stage the Room with Lighting
A dark space appears cramped, so installing some much-needed lighting to illuminate corners of rooms can help it appear bigger. You can try utilizing lamps, track lighting along ceilings, or just getting around to replacing that lightbulb that went out on the ceiling fan in a room months ago!
Marie Kondo the Room
Finally, the most dreaded way to make a room appear larger is cutting the clutter. Explore your room and open up boxes that have been taking up space in your living room, hallways or closets, and in the famous words of Marie Kondo, ask yourself if what you pull out “brings you joy.” If not, it might be time to donate it!
You don’t always have to put your money into a costly home remodeling project to make it appear larger than it does now. Sometimes, all it takes is a little ingenuity and a small budget!
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Our team at Platinum Painting has been helping homeowners transform their spaces for years, and we’re sure to never cut corners. We always take the time to understand each of our clients’ visions, so we can achieve the best possible results. This dedication is reinforced by our satisfaction guarantee. If you would like to learn how to expand your living space with a simple coat of paint, we welcome you to visit our website or call 817-380-4404 to schedule a free in-home estimate today!