The bedroom is a very personal space that should reflect your personality and needs. However, no matter how much time, energy, and money you put into decorating it, it can feel cramped if the room’s dimensions aren’t suited to your body’s size or if light from lamps and other sources doesn’t reach all the corners.
On the other hand, making your bedroom seem bigger without construction or moving walls around isn’t as tough as it sounds.
Here Are a Few Tips:
1. Choose furniture wisely
Bedrooms have a lot of trim—the border where walls meet ceiling and flooring—so anything that protrudes into the available space eats up valuable square footage. Going for a sleeker look by choosing Divan Beds and streamlined furniture profiles helps keep looking open and airy.
2. Hang drapes high
If you are blessed with tall ceilings, hang your drapes and valances above the trim and let them pool on the floor in loose gathers or folds. Just make sure that they stop short of touching the ground—a line of floor showing between curtain hem and carpet makes a space look larger.
3. Use light colours for walls and window treatments
Light colours reflect more light than dark ones, creating an impression of extra brightness in the room. White is always a safe choice, but even slightly deeper variants like eggshell create this effect while offering better depth perception when you’re inside looking out through windows (so it doesn’t give passersby outside a totally distorted view). Make sure all wall paint is matte (flat), not glossy (shiny).
4. Make ceiling fans turn counterclockwise
Ceiling fans are always installed so that blades push air down toward the floor, which is why you must reverse the rotation when it’s time to clean or replace them. In addition, the effect of a clockwise spin creates turbulence in the upper layers of the atmosphere, making ceilings look lower than they actually are.
5. The Lighting
Add lights along walls to create separation between different zones within a space. If you have two windows at equal height on opposite walls, for example, position table lamps with adjustable heads near them so that their light reflects off the wall surface and back into the room rather than streaming out through glass panes.
6. Create subtle divisions within expansive spaces
If your sanctuary is a single, large room rather than one with defined walls or boundaries, use furniture arrangement to provide definition. Curving paths of flooring between different seating and sleeping areas will create the illusion that they’re separate spaces when you add rugs and small pieces (like pedestal accent tables). You can return these implied partitions back into their original fluid state whenever you like.
7. Use mirrors to help double the perceived size of a space
Hang them on opposing walls, so they reflect each other and bounce light around the room. The more reflective surfaces there are in a room, the brighter it feels. Avoid hanging anything above mantelpieces or fireplaces unless it’s well out of reach; things that look attractive from below will function as a skylight when you’re standing up.