How to make your home FEEL larger…

Posted on: January 6, 2015

Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive way to make your home, or a room, FEEL larger? To make a room feel larger, light to mid-tone shades are the way to go. Whites and neutrals such as gray, beige, tan or cream, create a clean, airy backdrop for any design or color scheme. White […]

Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive way to make your home, or a room, FEEL larger?

To make a room feel larger, light to mid-tone shades are the way to go. Whites and neutrals such as gray, beige, tan or cream, create a clean, airy backdrop for any design or color scheme. White is often associated with cleanliness, innocence and goodness. Because they are neutral, these colors can be calming, and they make a room feel larger and more airy. To add drama, while keeping things calm and spacious, add pops of color with furnishings and fabrics.

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In addition to color, consider the finish. Glossy surfaces reflect light, and this helps to expand the space. Blend the colors of the floor and walls by choosing colors that are within the same color group to eliminate the contrast where they meet, making the edges of the room less defined. Choose small patterns for furniture and fabrics that blend with each other and the paint color.