If your Boulder, CO, home has a small, cramped and uninviting room, Jacobsen Brothers Painting can help you open it up with a fresh, new look that can transform it into something welcoming and beautiful. Sometimes, all it takes is an experienced eye to know how to employ the tricks that will seemingly enlarge and ignite your small space.
Top 5 tips for painting a small room to make it look bigger:
Designate an accent wall
Accent walls are a great option for small rooms. They work wonders in appearing to enlarge a room and drawing the eye to one location. Make sure the clutter is cut down in the room so the accent wall is even more noticeable and the clutter doesn’t work against you to visually shrink the room.
The accent wall is usually a darker color than the other three walls. The idea is that the darker color makes the accent wall recede, playing an optical illusion in making the room appear bigger.
Use a light color
Traditionally, lighter colors in smaller rooms can give the room an airy, open feeling. Lighter colors reflect more light, so they will make good use of any natural or added light in the room to create a feeling of space.
Consider going nearly monochromatic with your light color. Using the same color on the walls and furniture allows the eye to move across the room without stopping, giving an appearance of a larger space that is restful to observe.
Use a dark color
Conversely, darker colors are trending now for smaller spaces. While creating a cozy, intimate feeling in the space, a darker color scheme can play the same trick on the eye in making it feel like the room is larger than what it actually is.
Paint the ceiling
If you’re decorating a small room, don’t forget about the fifth wall – the ceiling. Choosing the right color for the ceiling can make all the difference. A lighter color on the ceiling can draw it away from the eye, making it expand. A slightly darker color on the ceiling can contrast with lighter walls and also help define a larger space.
Blend with bigger spaces
Make use of the adjoining areas of the house by painting the small room a slight variation on the colors found in the hall and in other parts of the house. Different shades of the same color found throughout the house can tie it all together and can boost the size of your small room. Add interest by changing up the colors on the furniture to keep the room fresh and unique.
How Jacobsen Brothers Can Help
With our decades of experience in professional painting services, we can improve a room with both an expansive design and professionally repaired blemishes. If your small room has any holes, scratches or other cosmetic issues, we can repair them to make sure they are invisible in the finished room.
Get your free painting consultation today!
What small room do you need to have transformed into a larger, breezier space? Give us a call at (303) 449-3239 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free consultation to discuss the possibilities. We will use our skill and experience to design and paint your small space into an inviting place that you won’t want to leave.