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How to make a small room feel bigger

By Andrew Bell

Many homeowners — and renters — across Australia have at least one room in their homes that just feels cramped. This may be due to spaces being relatively small overall or packed with furniture and decor.

Fortunately, there are ways to make even these small residences feel a lot roomier and more welcoming

Brighten it up

One of the easiest ways to make a room feel more spacious is by adding lighting however you can, according to Urban Rhythm. This is especially true of natural light, if possible, and it can be helpful to bring mirrors into the space to create an optical illusion of more space — while also reflecting light back into the space.

Create lanes on the floor

Many people like to have plenty of furniture in any given room, whether it's a couch and chair, end tables, love seats, book cases lamps, potted plants and more. But if people have to carefully navigate around a host of furnishings to get where they want to go, that makes a room feel smaller than it is. You should always aim to make it easy for people to get from Point A to Point B, because that helps a room feel less cramped.

Get things off the ground

If you have a lot of furnishings that sit relatively low to the ground, that draws the eyes down and makes an area feel smaller, as Stylecaster explained. The simple fix, then, is to use furniture that's elevated by visible legs, because it creates more visual space for visitors. This may take some investment, but it can really be worth it in terms of comfort and sales value.


Many homeowners let things pile up in corners, leave jackets on the backs of chairs and so on, and this creates a messy appearance for any room. If you're more diligent about getting clutter out of a small room, it will seem bigger.

Thinking of selling your home? Changes like these can do wonders to make your property feel more welcoming and, potentially, garner more interest from would-be buyers. Get in touch with the real estate experts at Ray White Surfers Paradise to learn more about how you can put your best foot forward as a seller and help ensure your home gets the kind of price you're looking for.

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