Everyone wants to live in a lively home. You might have an average sized apartment if you live in a big city. But, you can make it look bigger if you cannot afford to buy a big house.

You can make your room look three times bigger whether you live in a flat in Kolkata or somewhere else. Here are some of the simple tricks and tips that really work –

  1. Light Colours for the walls and floor

It is the oldest trick in the book, but that is because it works. Darker shades of maroon or navy blue can not only make your room look dark but can also make your room look much smaller. It is because light colours like white and cream reflect light, while dark colours absorb it. A classic white will look well.

  1. Carpet must match the drapes

If you plan on adding drapes, then make sure the drapes are the same colour as the walls and match the colour of the floor. Sheer curtains are an even better option or maybe a laced one in a soft colour.

  1. Jazz up that ceiling

As a rule, always remember this- Anything that makes you look up adds height to the room. Use a bold colour for your ceiling if you have white walls, or some pretty wallpaper stuck. It will give the illusion of a higher ceiling, which will ultimately make your room look bigger than before. The charming look it will give your house is an added advantage.

  1. Declutter your room

It is time to adopt a minimalist’s life. Give away the things that you haven’t used in the past year, and you don’t need it in the future as well, get rid of it! Instead of many little things, fill the room with very few pieces of furniture that are bigger.

  1. Let the light shine

Maybe you are lucky enough to have windows that are strategically positioned to supply the room with the maximum amount of natural light. If you are not that lucky, then invest in some elegant light fixtures. For the illusion of a bigger room, some beautiful light fixtures will work. It will also add to the beauty and class of the room.

  1. Mirror on the wall

A strategically placed big mirror will create the illusion of a big room. You can also use a mirror in the form of some decorative pieces. For maximum effect, place the mirror opposite to a window. It will make the room feel larger and will also fill it with light!