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How to Make a Room Appear Larger

Thursday, July 9, 2015   /   by Matt Chase

How to Make a Room Appear Larger

One common denominator that people buying or selling a house strive for is large rooms. A large living room or dining room is sometimes the make or break item in a house. As a seller, or as a buyer of an already purchased home, these tips will help to enlarge a seemingly small space with minimal effort.

Install a large mirror on a wall. An ideal spot is the opposite wall of windows or doors. This way the natural light that comes in will reflect off of the mirror which gives the illusion of more space. The reflections of artificial and natural light also make the room appear brighter and larger. To add onto this, lots of light is a big aspect in making a room feel bigger. Keep shades as open as possible. The bright open windows give a connection to the outside which somewhat enhances the feeling of more space. A well-lit room is also more inviting. Lighter color schemes or pale colors also reflect light better than darker shades.

Another way to make a room appear larger is to clear out clutter. When you have too much clutter, there are too many focal points in the room, which is claustrophobic. Choose multi-functional furniture items, such as a bed with under storage, or an ottoman with inside storage, to hide clutter but still have things where you need them. Choose bookcases that are from the floor to the ceiling. Short bookcases break up the space and will make the walls seem shorter. Place large furniture, such as a couch, around rooms edges. Never have furniture block walkways. This opens up the center of the room, which alludes to more space.

These simple tips and placement of furniture will make your room seem brighter and larger and more inviting! As stated previously, this is a huge selling point for homes. If you already own a home, these changes can enhance the space you already have.

If you or someone you know is interested in selling a home, specifically in the Lorain or Cuyahoga counties, feel free to contact us at Chase Group - Keller Williams Realty, Greater Cleveland West online here or at 440-452-2000.

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20525 Center Ridge Rd. Suite 220
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