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Paint with a Purpose: Making a Room Feel Larger

If there’s a small room in your house that could use some opening up, don’t start knocking down walls just yet. First, see how you can enlarge your space by using color.

Painting a Room Bigger

Making a room look bigger with paint is about creating an optical illusion. Stick with lighter colors, as they create an open, airy feeling – the opposite of dark shades, which can make a room seem smaller.

Light colors also take advantage of natural light, which is another great asset for maximizing space. Sunlight shining in and highlighting the light blue, off white, or soft green tone of the wall will make for a breath of fresh air, even in a small room.

Using Accents

Accent walls are a great way to add dimension without overpowering the space. Another subtle way you can do this is by painting the trim and moldings of the room a lighter shade than the walls – this way, the walls seem to be set further back than they actually are, creating the illusion of a bigger room.

Make the Most Out of Your Space

Paint can do wonders in making the most out of any space. Use these tips to make the small rooms in your home seem big.

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