How Paint Can Make Rooms Look Larger


May 9, 2024

You may not be able to change the amount of space you have in your home, but you can create an illusion with interior painting. The simple selection of paint can have a profound impact on the way each room looks. Learning how to maximize the space you have by choosing the right paint colors and using the appropriate techniques will allow your home painters to create the home of your dreams.

How to Use Paint to Make Rooms Look Bigger

Wall Color

The color of the walls in a room can drastically impact the perception of the room’s size. Dark colors are best known for creating a cozy atmosphere, as well as making a room look smaller than it really is. Therefore, your best option is to choose a lighter color. If you want to use darker colors, use them only as accents. Choose a contrasting, light color for the trim to further the illusion of a larger room.

Paint the Ceiling

The color of the ceiling can also help your room look and feel larger than it is. If you need to open up the room, paint the ceiling in a light color. Interior painting services recommend painting the ceiling the same shade as the walls to make the room feel taller and larger.

Making a Small Space Feel Larger Using Interior Design & Lighting

Interior painting is just part of the process of creating an enlarging effect in any room. In addition to hiring home painters to change the color of your walls, choosing the right amount of light can have a positive impact on how large your room looks. Choose thin drapes and other window coverings for added natural light. Well-placed lamps can make up for darker areas. Keeping furniture to a minimum and choosing lighter décor colors will also enhance the illusion of a larger room.

Interior painting services can help you create the look you want for your home. Even if your rooms are smaller, home painters can use the right colors and techniques to create the illusion of larger rooms throughout the space. In addition to color selections and painting the ceiling a light color, increasing the amount of light in a room and selecting your furniture carefully will help you create the look and feel of more spacious living.

In addition to using paint and lighting to alter peoples’ impression of the size of your room, there are other interior design tips you can take advantage of:

  • Move furniture away from your walls. This can help create the impression that your room has greater space by virtue of there being enough capacity to not have to shove things up against your walls.
  • Take advantage of hidden storage opportunities in your furniture. A hollowed-out ottoman with a removable lid is a great tool, as is a table with drawers and shelves.
  • Use mirrors to your advantage. Mirrors are highly effective at altering visual perception, so placing them in areas that create the impression of larger space is a popular trick employed by many in the interior design world.
  • Opt for furniture with exposed “legs.” This will open up the space underneath your couches and tables, encouraging your guests to look around and perceive that there is plenty of room to be explored.

Contact Our Expert Painters to Repaint Your Walls

Do you have a small room you’d like to expand with a sharp new paint job? At Shoreline Painting, we’re happy to share our interior design tips on how to make tiny rooms seem bigger. If your Westchester County, NY or Fairfield County, CT home has a room that could use a new look, contact us today for a free estimate.

We’re a family-owned company that has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau, received Angie’s List’s Super Service Award in 2016 and is a Master Certified Painter of Fine Paints of Europe. Our team of expert technicians and caring customer service staff will work with you to figure out and execute a unique design plan.

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