How to enlarge small rooms

Everyone wants to live in big spaces but most people don’t have the wealth to live like Hollywood wives. That’s why you have to make the most out of what you have and why you must enlarge small rooms wherever possible. If you live in a small space, there are some tricks you can use to enlarge the room. Here are 6 tips to show how you can easily give the illusion of a small room being larger than it really is.

Enlarge small rooms

I dedicate this post to everyone living in small rooms with big dreams :)

enlarge small rooms

1. Utilize all unused spaces
The area under the bed is excellent for storage of bed clothes. There are both beds with drawers already built in, as well as seperate bed drawers that you can get from Ikea. Smart storage gives you more space to for other things :)

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2. Enlarge the room vertically
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to use curtains that stretch all the way fom the floor to the ceiling. Anything else makes a room seem smaller and diminished. Attach your favourite material to the curtain rails in the ceiling and watch your home become transformed into a luxury hotel room in no time.

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3. Use shelves for storage
Shelves can work miracles in small bathrooms, giving you space for more than you thought you had. Beautiful towels in lovely shades make the Autumn hotter :)

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4. WHITE ENLARGES!
No other colour is so debated, but one thing is for sure – white is the opposite of darkness. If you have a small room and use dark shades, you suffocate the light and diminish the space. Light is reflected in many directions in white room, and can give the illusion of the room being larger. It’s also been shown that white prevents depression, so invite some snow white shades in to the Winter darkness.

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5. Mirrors enlarge
In second place when it comes to giving the illusion of bigger rooms are mirrors. In the picture above a large mirror that covers an entire wall has been used in an otherwise small bathroom. Smart, good looking, and reflecting the light so that the room looks twice as large. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s got the biggest bathroom of them all? :)

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6. IKEA
The pride of Sweden, IKEA is a master of utilizing all small spaces to the max. In the picture above you can see the design winner of the year in ELLE, Lillången bathroom decor from IKEA which is perfect for tight bathroom spaces.

More big ideas for small rooms in this clip below from IKEA :)

Have a great week and DREAM BIG! :)

LOVE M

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Josephine
    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 06:32

    Love this! The overall white is so fresh and pretty, and definitely enlarges the space. Great post!

    <3 Josephine
    http://www.champagnestar.com

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      maria
      Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:12

      thank you very much dear:) xo

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    Connie
    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 06:47

    the world is so crowded these days. Nobody needs to live in a big big place, not even those hollywood wives! I love your ideas and the Ikea video is brilliant. My daughter lives with 14 other girls in one small house at her college. Lots of under the bed storage there!
    Connie *

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      maria
      Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:13

      Thanks so much:) xo

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      maryam
      Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 14:12

      hej

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    Lilli
    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 14:28

    Hi Maria! I found this post very useful as there are many small spaces in my home:) Thanks for your tips! Kisses dear and happy monday!

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    MuchosVientos
    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 16:21

    Yes María, I have twitter and Instagram..Same name! @muchosvientos Thanks for your visit! big kiss!

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    Arien
    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 17:27

    Hi sweetie!
    Great post, love these white spaces, so white and comfy
    What do you think about followign each other?
    xoxo

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    Pamela
    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 17:28

    Great tips. These rooms are so pristine.

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    Sofie
    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 19:36

    Amazing <3 I'm really in love with these pictures and your blog. Tnx for sharing dear <3

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      maria
      Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:14

      Thanks you so much for sweet words:) xo

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    dabivintage
    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 19:45

    hi dear!thanks for your sweet comment!your blog is full of great inspirations=) this is my fb http://www.facebook.com/dabivintage.gentileschi kisses from Italy

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    Matea
    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 19:52

    cool advices i really need them, and fallowing you back! (on bloglovin)

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    Jenny Matlock
    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:15

    What beautiful design aesthetics.

    Lovely pictures and great tips!

    Thank you for sharing your talents.

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      maria
      Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:15

      AWWW thank you very much:) LOVE

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    Marina
    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:36

    Hi!! Thanks for follow me!! your blog is amazing… ;)

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      maria
      Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:15

      Thanks so much, your sweet words made my day:) xo

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    Olg@
    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 21:53

    Tack för inspiration! Fiffigt ;)

    /Olg@

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    Teresa
    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 11:00

    My philosophy too. You don’t need big. You need great… taste and ideas.
    Loved your suggestions.

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      maria
      Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:16

      Sooo true words my dear:) xo

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    Maria
    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 18:26

    Hi dear, thanks for your comment on my blog! Your blog is really nice, this post is great! Following you on Bloglovin and Facebook. Many greetings from Greece!
    http://secretsforfashion.blogspot.gr/

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    Gingerrsnap
    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 21:22

    Love the rooms so pretty! Great advice too! Thank you for my comment xx

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      maria
      Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:17

      Thanks sooo much:) LOVE

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    Caroline@inner-outerbeauty.com
    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 21:46

    Totally agree on the curtins, makes such a different!
    xo Caroline

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    Ariane
    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 23:00

    Thanks so much for your comment! I’ll follow you back definitely! :)

    The article is great, the bist tip is your last… my room is quite big, but I also have LOTS of stuff and I don’t want my room to look like it’s stuffed to the maximum. So I have IKEA boxes which fit under my bed, two small things for clothes storage, boxes for my closet etc. etc. It’s great!

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    poziomka
    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 23:39

    Great inspiration ;)
    xoxo

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    Sofia
    Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 08:03

    Bra tips! Ska man göra något med den tomma ytan ovan fönstret mellan gardinerna? Vissa sätter ju upp en gardin som går längs bredden också, vad tycker du om det?

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