City homes tend to have lots of small spaces and a more compact way of living. However, this doesn’t mean you need to feel claustrophobic and congested. From neutral color schemes to multi-function furniture, there is a whole host of ways to make your home look bigger than it is.
Minimalism is a fantastic way to make your space more open and stress-free. Before you move into your box room, consider pruning your belongings to the absolute essentials. You will thank yourself later.
Here are some tips and tricks to make your compact bedroom feel a little bigger.
Lighting and Reflection Are Crucial
Paint your walls in soft neutral tones, like off-white and pastel green or blue. Lighter paints will reflect natural light, whereas dark colors absorb light and make your room feel narrower. Bright light walls can make a world of difference to your rooms.
If you like a bit of character and color in your bedroom, add an accent color through throw pillows and furniture. Consider opting for jewel tones, like a deep emerald, to compliment the neutral color base.
Adding mirrored sliding wardrobes will reflect light, making the room’s edges less clear and giving the illusion of more space. Besides, more storage is always useful.
Alternatively, propping an oversized mirror against your wall can open the room, or if you haven’t got the floor space, hanging a large mirror will have the same effect. Even posters and star map prints can make a difference.
Maximize Your Room With A Focal Point
Use your headboard as the focal point and ensure your furniture draws the eye to this in the room. Simple acts like decluttering accessories and switching up the layout can guide the eye to this focal point.
Optimizing space is the best way to make your room feel bigger in a practical sense. For example, consider using a sofa bed that you fold up during the day for more space, or use a chest as a bedside table that you can store spare sheets and pillows in.
Choose neutral furniture with a lightweight feel. For example, pieces with Scandi-style legs can elevate your space and create different height levels. Try to go for smaller-scale furniture as well. This is not the time for rich wooden tables that dominate the space, as they will make it feel overcrowded.
Draw The Eyes Upwards With Vertical Lines
If you are lucky enough to have tall ceilings, use them. Fill your wall space with midsize artwork to create the illusion of a bigger room. You could even opt for built-in shelves to draw your attention past eye level and into the space above your room.
Think about floor-to-ceiling curtains or drapes for the finishing touches in your bedroom, however make sure any window treatments match the colour of your walls. White curtains and walls blend into one another, opening up space and creating a serene feel. This is a great way to make your bedroom feel more relaxing too!