How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

From micro-apartments to tiny houses the spaces we live in are getting smaller and smaller so we need to rethink interior design – we need to figure out a way to design smart and create beautiful spaces which are not cluttered yet incorporate all essential items elegantly. The golden question is ‘How can you make a small room bigger and more personal?‘  If you’ve just invested in an apartment, bachelor pad or have a small space you’d like to give a designer’s touch then this is the blog for you.  
Here are some of our favourite tips shining a light on how to choose the right floor, select the ideal colour and size for your small space, install your new flooring and show off your work of art – courtesy of RLiving. Plus, we’re also including some of our favorite Bdesign tips, tricks, and techniques which are sure to come in handy. Let’s begin.

Choosing the right floor

Easily overlooked but crucial to the sense of space in your room is the floor. It needs to be highly practical and durable because you’ll be spending a lot of time in the same area. Therefore, it’s wise to opt for something that isn’t prone to scratches or stains, and easily maintainable – Vinyl or laminate are your best options. 

The colour of your floor 

Lighter, cooler tones tend to create a feeling of openness. Grains and knots should be subtle to keep the space from looking ‘too busy’. 


The size of your floor

The size of your flooring planks should be proportional to the size of your room. If they’re too narrow, your sense of space will narrow down as well, if they’re too wide then they just won’t look right. The trick is to get the balance just right.

Installing your floor

The way you install your floor affects your space. For instance, if your room is rectangular, the best approach is to place the planks parallel to the longest wall. This elongates the room and expands the space visually. 


Exposing your floor

You’d love people to actually see your floor which is great because the more your floor is exposed, the roomier your space will seem. Take advantage of empty walls and install hanging shelves and cupboards.


Image courtesy of Quick-Step/RLiving


Bea’s Wisdom 
Check out some of our favourite tips, tricks & techniques to make your room look and feel more spacious. 

  • Save space

A TV unit or media console can be considered a space waster in a small room so mount your TV on the wall or above a fireplace and win some extra floor space. 

  • Trick Your Eye

Mirrors will make your space feel larger, lighter, and airier it’s the oldest trick in the book – we’ve seen the BDesign team include mirrors in a number of small rooms and the results speak for themselves – It’s the oldest design trick in the book

  • Add Glass

Tear down walls, enlarge windows, or swap solid doors for glass to open up views and connect adjacent spaces. Apart from making your space bright your room will look so fresh and clean. 

  • Choose your wall colour smartly

While white might be the obvious choice, it isn’t the only option. Beige never goes out of style and it’s a great option if you don’t love the idea of basic white yet aren’t eager to incorporate colour either.  Here’s another suggestion.  A super soft shade of pink adds warmth to a small room without overpowering it. If you fear that your room is going to look too feminine then pair it with grays and blacks to make it bold. 
Leave it to the experts! That’s us! 

The Bdesign team has got an abundance of visual tricks and product picks to magically expand the look and feel of your space. Drop us a line at info@bdesign.com.mt to schedule your design consultation with Bea and discover more big ideas for your small space. 
About Quick-Step  :Quick-Step’s diverse range of design vinyl, laminate and wood flooring solutions reveals a passion for all things beauty and for continuous innovation. The full range is available at RLiving, Mriehel Bypass, Qormi – +356 21 499 699. The Bdesign Team would like to thank RLiving for inspiring us to create this content

by Beatrice

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