How do you make a tall narrow house look wider?
Once people have decided to build a home on a narrow lot, the first question that comes to mind is often: how do you make a tall narrow house look wider?
There are several ways you can make a narrow house look wider. One way is to use mirrors. Mirrors are great for making a space feel larger and more open. You can place them on the walls or on the ceiling.
Another way is to use high ceilings and tall windows which will make the room feel taller and more spacious.
You can also add plants and vegetation which will help make a room look bigger.
How do you make a small bedroom look bigger?
Making a small bedroom look bigger is not only about the furniture. The colour of the furniture you choose for your bedroom and the colours that you paint your room will also determine how big it feels.
You could use furniture that is not bulky and have a neutral colour scheme. For example, instead of using black furniture to make your bedroom look bigger, you can use white or cream coloured furniture.
A solid colour rug will also help to make a room look bigger.
How to make a small living room look larger?
To make a small living room feel bigger you could use the same principles of optical illusions.
One such principle is to use mirrors to create the illusion of space and depth. Mirrors can be placed on walls, floor and ceiling to make the living room look bigger than it actually is.
Another way to make a small living room seem larger is by using furniture that has a large surface area or occupies more space in the room. For example, instead of using two chairs that are close together, one could use a loveseat or sofa with armrests on which two people could sit comfortably without being cramped for space.
A large chandelier can also make a room seem larger, as can drapery that is put on the walls.
Summary: Tips to make any small space look wider
We often underestimate the power of making small changes to a room to make it feel bigger, which will make your narrow lot (click here to see what's considered a narrow lot) feel a lot bigger than it actually is.
Here are 6 quick tips that can make any room look and feel larger:
- Use a mirror to reflect light and create the illusion of more space.
- Keep furniture pieces light and airy in colour, shape, and size.
- Create an accent wall with paint or wallpaper for a focal point.
- Use large windows to let more light in.
- Keep the floor clean.
- Consider built-in furniture.