Lighting and Design: How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

Small spaces have their pros and cons. Homeowners on tight schedules tend to favor them because they’re easier to clean and organize. However, there’s one common complaint—the feeling of being cramped.

Luckily, there are several ways to make a small room feel and look bigger. Prestige Window and Doors, your go-to contractor for commercial storefront doors and windows, list them below.

Increase Natural Lighting 

Natural light and light hues can make a room feel and look more spacious. In contrast, darker colors make a room feel smaller. But there’s a trade-off: maximizing natural lighting means lowering privacy.

To strike a balance between privacy and lighting, we recommend installing sheer drapes. Sheer drapes can protect your privacy without darkening your room.

However, if you want to maximize natural lighting, install bay and bow windows. You can also consult a contractor about the windows and doors that can help improve lighting in the room.

Strategically Place Mirrors 

Light bounces off mirrors. By strategically placing them around your room, you can maximize the illusion of extra space created by natural lighting.

Use a Consistent Color Palette 

If you’re going to use a light color palette, keep it simple. Interior designers recommend using a monochromatic color scheme or one color in different tones.

As much as possible, avoid contrasting colors and design elements. Contrast breaks up space and adds to visual clutter. As such, if you’re going to install a mirror, its frame, along with your furniture, should match the walls.

Use Bigger Furniture

It may seem counterintuitive, but large furniture can make a small room look more spacious. Several smaller pieces of furniture may take up less space. But since they’re spread across the room, they’ll make the room feel cluttered.

Planning on installing bigger windows that let in more light? Prestige Window and Doors, a top-rated contractor on HomeAdvisor, offers a wide variety of premium windows, including storefront windows. For inquiries, call us at (305) 250-2848 or leave us a message on this form.