1. Pick light colours for your walls
Light colours such as white, cream, beige or pastels will brighten up the room and give the illusion of space.
2. Choose a focal point
Choose a point in the room that naturally draws your attention. It could be the most prominent wall or a fireplace – whatever the local – arrange your room around the focal point.
3. Add a large mirror
Hang a large mirror in the focal point of the room, such as above the sofa or fireplace. This will reflect the room to create the illusion of a larger space and imitate the effect of a window.
4. Don’t cramp your style
If you have a small, dark room and you want to make it feel larger and brighter, avoid filling it with oversize furniture. Instead, look for furniture on the smaller side in a simple design with clean lines, and coffee tables, sideboards or beds that look delicate and light.
5. Use metallics or reflective surfaces
Promote the reflection of light by choosing furniture and homewares that have metallic frames or accents, such as a side table with gold legs or a rose-gold vase.
6. Give the room positive vibes
Fill the room with furniture, photographs, art or decorative objects that make you feel happy. Being surrounded by things you love will make a room feel welcoming, regardless how dark or small it is.
7. Ambient lighting is a must
Imitate natural light by fitting the overhead room light with a ‘daylight’ globe that emits white light, and incorporate a floor or table lamp into your scheme and fit it with a warm-hued globe that will conjure up cosy vibes when used.
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