How To Use Paint To Make a
Small Room Look Bigger
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Do you live in a small space? Paint colors can
do more than just beautify a room. Here are
some clever ways on how to make a small
room look bigger!
Small rooms can feel confining when they
only span a few square meters — but did you
know that the right paint colors can make a big
difference? With some interior design tricks,
you can turn a pocket into a mansion. Here's
how to make a room look bigger with paint.
Decorating a small room isn't easy. Deciding
what do with the limited space without
making it cramped or soulless can be
frustrating without the right knowledge to
make the right decisions.
While you can't actually make a built room's
floor area any larger, what you can do is trick
the eyes into thinking you did. "How am I
supposed to make a small room look bigger?"
you might be asking.
Mirror placement, proper furniture
arrangement, and good lighting can create the
illusion of a bigger room, but the right paint
colors are the deciding factor in determining
what you see and how you feel.
Though white is the most obvious color of
choice to convince the brain into thinking
something is greater than it actually is, this
isn't the only option. Here's how to make a
room look bigger with paint:
1. Use Light Colors
Light paint colors can brighten up a room,
which, when coupled with natural light, can
create the illusion of an open and airy space by
reflecting and bouncing the natural glow. Off-
whites, greens, and blues are the best choices.
2. Unify the Paint Colors With the
Paint your ceilings, doors, and trims a
shade lighter than your walls. This
confuses the mind into not knowing
where the walls end and where the ceiling
begins. One color throughout creates a
seamless look, making it easier for the
eyes to move from one room to another.
This is because the eyes stop when a color
ends, cutting off the expanse of a wall and
shrinking the overall space. To compl