Most homeowners can relate to the feeling of not having enough space. For new owners it can lead to a sense of buyer’s remorse when a house that looked so big during the walk-through seems to shrink after the furniture is moved in. Even seasoned owners often feel crowded and overwhelmed by the fixtures and accessories accumulated over the years.
1. Paint with Light Colors
The most important technique to open up a room is to use light. Using bright colors for your walls (especially the ceiling) allows natural or artificial light to reflect, making the room feel exposed and uncluttered. Creams, yellows, whites and off-whites are the best shades to bounce light around the room. Dark colors absorb too much light and make the walls feel like they are closing in.