I recently did a segment of  “Help for the Home” on CTV Winnipeg morning news with Eleanor Coopsammy on decorating for a small space.  Here are some tips for making a small space appear larger than what it really is:

  • Choose cooler, lighter, paint colors for the walls as they will appear to recede.
  • Unify the space with colors of similar value and intensity
  • Carry the same floor through out the home as it unifies the space.
  • Large mirrors, because of their reflective nature, will give the illusion of a larger space.
  • Glass topped tables will make the space appear larger, because you will see more of the floor.
  • If using wall paper, keep the scale small to medium.
  • Emphasise window or door openings.  This will allow the eye to travel through to the outdoors or into another room which will give the affect of a larger space.
  • Avoid clutter because it will eat up space
  • Use lots of light, so that every square inch of the space is seen
  • Avoid too much texture.

I hope this helps anyone decorating and trying to make the most out of their small space.

 

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