How to make a small room look bigger

So you’ve been looking at your spare room and want to renovate it and turn it into your kid’s room, perhaps an office space… however, it’s a small room and you are not sure what to do with it. What if I told you there are ways to make a small room look bigger?

You might think that you will need a full room renovation but it won’t! I’ve partnered up with the Handy Squad, London handyman service, who have written a blog post about the same topic and today, they will help me share some tips and tricks on how to best refresh your small rooms.

Declutter away.

Any small room will feel cramped when overcrowded with stuff. So, be ruthless in your decluttering approach and get rid of everything you don’t need or haven’t used in years. And I know… what if I need that in a few months? You won’t. You haven’t used it in years, you won’t need it, trust me.

Functional storage.

Once you’ve divided your belongings into boxes to either give away, bin or sell, it’s time to start organising the things you do want to keep. This is where functional storage comes in! As this article on Mummy to Dex mentions, multi-purpose storage furniture or furniture that can double your storage space, including hooks, storage crates, is a great option to store clothes, books and your kid’s games and toys.

Create illusions.

Trick the eye into thinking that the room feels bigger with a few illusions. These could be painting the ceiling bright white for a lighter feel, having striped flooring to elongate the room or simply adding mirrors to the room to give the illusion of depth.

Light the space.

According to this article on the Spruce, “Any room will look larger if it’s well-lit, either by natural light or artificial lighting. Get rid of heavy draperies, and open up the windows to let the light of the outdoors into the space. Add more lamps or install track lighting or recessed lighting.”


By colour-coordinating furniture tones with the colours of your walls, these will blend together seamlessly and widen your space. If you are looking to give a new coat of paint to the room, go for light and neutral colours, and if you don’t want anything permanent, go for peel and stick wallpaper in light tones.

Change the flooring.

If you are looking to give the small room a bigger makeover, why not change the flooring? As the Lifestyle Blogger UK mentions, “Flooring can completely transform a room.” Go for light flooring to give a greater impression of open space or carpet for a cosy feel.

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