Is your bedroom making you feel claustrophobic but you don’t have the money for a home addition? Well, with a little paint, rearranging of furniture and a few tips, you can fool the eyes into thinking that the space is larger than it really is.
Furniture & Clutter
Remove unnecessary pieces of furniture and clutter. Furniture that serve many functions is a great way to save space and minimize clutter. Storage containers are a great substitute for small pieces of furniture. The containers can be purchased with or without wheels and kept hidden under the bed or in the closet. The idea is to keep the necessary large pieces of furniture in the room and remove the smaller ones. For example, one large dresser instead of two smaller dressers.
Not only will large pieces of furniture look more stylish, but they can actually add a feeling of openness to the room. Smaller pieces will just make the room feel more cramped. However, if your queen size bed is taking up too much space in the room, then maybe it is time to switch to a full size bed. If you are unwilling to give up on your queen size bed then it is a good idea to cut back on other pieces as well and turn your bed into the main focal point in the room. The more open floor space you have, the larger the room will appear. Remember to place furniture at an angle. When you place your furniture at an angle, it leads the eye along the longer distance, rather than the shorter wall.