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Seven Ways to Make Your Tiny Space Feel Huge

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REW.ca
May 8, 2017






Striped Carpet

Create a bigger space without adding square-feet

Finding a place to call home can be hard. Making a small home feel bigger doesn’t have to be.  We’ve broken down some simple and effective tips you can use to make teeny spaces feel ten times bigger.

1. Make use of mirrors

Room with mirror

The reflection from mirrors adds a sense of depth, light and space to small rooms. Opt for larger mirrors or create a reflective wall pattern with stick-on mirror tile.

2. Keep things neutral

Neutral bedroom

Opting for a neutral colour palette in your home gives the illusion of an expanded space. Lighter colours like grey, cream and pale pink are great starting points.

3. Out with the overhead lights

fairy lights bedroom

Overhead lights like chandeliers or large ceiling lights can make smaller spaces feel cramped. Go for smaller light fixtures like the ever-adorable fairy lights or miniature lamps to light up your space.  

4. Stripe down

Striped Carpet

The same way wearing stripes can make you appear taller, adding stripes to your home, whether it be on a carpet, wallpaper or paint, adds length to smaller rooms.

5. Keep windows uncovered

small room large windows

Skip the drapes and curtains when it comes to your windows. Removing excess fabric from windows eliminates dark corners and lets natural light fill the room, adding even more of that lovely spacious feeling.

6. Match your furniture to your walls

Blue room

Matching the colour of your furniture to the walls to allows the pieces to blend in and visually widens the space.

7. Bigger (art) is better   

bold wall art

Just because your place is small doesn’t mean the art on the walls needs to be. Go for larger, bolder pieces of art, to add drama to a small room.


Andrea is the Content and Social Media Specialist at REW.ca. Andrea has over five years of multi-industry experience in communications and content marketing. Originally from Toronto, Andrea moved to Vancouver in April 2016 and has been loving the West Coast life ever since.
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