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8 Interior Design Tips to Make Your Home Feel More Spacious

21 Feb 2022

Creating a space that looks and feels bigger can be challenging especially when the room is small. A larger living space can create a relaxing, luxurious feel which is both appeasing when entertaining guests and will add value to your home. So no matter what size your home is, with the right styling and optical tips, you can design a spacious home that you and your family will love.

1. Lighten Up

Choose lighter tones to decorate your space, this applies to everything from paint to the furniture your use. Dark colours can make a room feel smaller, so opt for lighter shades instead. This will help to brighten up the space and give the room openness.

2. Vertical lines

By adding in some vertical panelling to your walls it will make lower ceilings appear higher plus add depth to the entire space. Check out this blog post on our wooden wall panelling trends for inspiration.

3. Mirror, Mirror on the wall

It’s an old trick but one that works every time. Adding a mirror to sit opposite a window or doorway is the perfect way to create a bigger, open space and give the illusion of depth. Also, try using larger sized mirrors too. 

4. Reduce the clutter

A simple spring clean and removal of clutter can make a stuffy room look and feel spacious. Have a look at your space and see if there is anything that you can remove or place in storage. It’s one of the many reasons why organisation and cleaning shows are so popular, they not only help you to declutter your home, it helps people feel calm and relaxed. Read our organisation and declutter blog for inspiration and advice.

5. Appropriate size furniture

Always measure the size of your space before purchasing furniture. Big and bulky furniture in a small space can make the room feel cramped, not to mention difficult to move around in. By selecting the right size pieces you can transform your space and make it feel larger. 

6. Frame your windows

Airy, drapes that start higher than your window frame will draw the eye to where they begin giving your room more height. Remember to opt for draping that is a lighter tone and softer fabric. That way the sun can peek through during the day giving your room an open feel. 

7. Love your lights

Lighting is everything when it comes to creating the illusion of more space.

Allowing in natural light often makes a room feel more open but if this is not an option for you try adding extra lighting. Think lamps, and even spotlights for extra warmth and glow to illuminate your space and make it feel bigger. 

8. Focus on flooring

Your floor is a great opportunity to create an illusion of more space especially if the room is small. Some great options for creating a bigger looking space include:

  • Wide timber panels - wider floor boards can give the illusion of grandeur and make it seem like you have more floor space. Wide boards also means less visible joins between planks which helps reduce the visual "busyness" of the space.
  • Herringbone or Chevron flooring - the placement of your timber flooring panels can impact the look of your room. Herringbone and Chevron are a great way to draw the eye to the ‘V’ of the pattern giving the impression of more space in the room. 

If you’re feeling inspired and ready to transform your space you can request a free flooring sample online, or get in touch with our friendly team today. 


Need some more guidance in creating the perfect home office space? Book a complimentary interior design consultation with our fully qualified, in-house Interior Designer, Simone.

Explore samples of varying materials, colours, and textures and build a mood board that reflects the look you are after and pairs perfectly with your timber flooring choice. Simone can help you to feel confident and excited with your choices, ensuring a beautiful, cohesive interior design scheme to help you be productive and feel wonderful in your very own home office space!

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