A bigger house means the ability to store more, have more room to roam, and even store more items. Unfortunately, a bigger home can usually mean a bigger mortgage payment every month. While it may not always be feasible to buy a larger home, you can make the home look and feel larger with a few simple tricks. If you dream of having a bigger home, but aren't ready to take on a new move, here are some ideas to help you transition your home into feeling much larger.
Find Your Focal Point
When making a room look and feel larger, you want to start by understanding what the focal point or purpose of the room is. If it is a living room, then the television will likely be the focal point. For a bedroom, the bed should be the focal point. All the other furniture should be designed to complement the focal point so that it flows better. For example, if your focal point is a television, you should position everything three times the TV's screen size away to orient the furniture around it and accent it. You want to make the focal point the main piece in the room with everything else surrounding it.
Add Some Stripes to Your Decor
Stripes are one of the easiest ways to make a room feel larger. By adding some stripes into your room's decor, it will help elongate the room. This can be done using a striped comforter, a striped rug, or even a striped couch. The options are endless when it comes to adding stripes to your decor. Vertical stripes will help make the room look taller and horizontal stripes that are parallel to the room will make it look wider.
Another easy decor trick to make a room look larger is by adding mirrors and glass furniture. The reflection inside the mirrors and glass make it look as though the room is much larger than it really is. Mirrors are great at reflecting both images and light so it looks bigger and brighter. Placing mirrors lengthwise will help create this effect better than horizontally.
Add Height to the Room
If you want to make the room look taller than it really is, you can move your wall hangings lower. This provides more open space between them and the ceiling, which gives the impression that the ceilings are higher. Play around with the height to find a comfortable height for your wall decor.
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