20 Tips to Make a Small Room Look Bigger


Let’s face it: Cost of living in Singapore has been increasing over the years and prices of properties has been increasing steadily. Apartments are getting smaller and hence, it is imperative for new aspiring homeowners to optimize living space in both functionality and visually to make our precious living space look bigger.

This week we invite the Creative Director of Mindful Interior, Charles Ho to share with us 20 tips to make a small room look bigger.

1. Paint or wallpaper the ceiling to make the room appear taller.

2. Pick light colours for your walls and floor.

3. Avoid Excessive Furniture

4. Make use of hidden storage and multi-function furniture pieces.

Aube wooden drawer storage bed.
Aube Wooden Drawer Storage Bed Frame (Japan Size)

5. Install shelves near the ceiling to draw the sight upward.

6. Stay low to the ground

7. Pick authoritative furniture that fills the room.

Neil Chesterfield Sofa in PU Leather in a living room.
Neil Chesterfield Sofa

8. Using stripes will make the space look elongated.

9. Colour code everything possible

10. For small bathrooms, use clear shower curtains

A small bathroom with clear shower curtains.

11. Uncovering your windows will give a room more depth.

12. Investing in dramatic art pieces will make your space look more expansive.

13. Pick Monochromatic Paint

14. Avoid overhead lights.

15. Use rugs to create an illusion of addition spaces

16. To create unity, use different shades of the same colour.

17. Exposed Legs on your Furniture.

Elias Chesterfield 3 Seater Sofa with Zinc Alloy legs.
Elias Chesterfield 3 Seater Sofa
Close-up of Elias Chesterfield 3 Seater Sofa's legs.
Elias Chesterfield 3 Seater Sofa

18. Strategically place mirrors to create the illusion of more space.

19. Transparent Furniture

20. Keep your walkways clear


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