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How To Make A Room Seem Bigger With Light

There are a lot of different interior tricks people are now trying in an effort to make their pokey bedrooms or cramped living areas seem more generous in size. From large mirrors, to striped rugs that give the illusion of elongated space and crafty storage ideas, there’s no end to the lengths people will go to make their rooms appear bigger than they actually are.

If you’ve tried all of these methods but still feel as though you and your family are struggling for space when you sit down to relax at night, consider how using light in the right way could give your home a roomier feel.

A combination of one or any of our space-enhancing tricks will make you feel as though your home has transformed from that of a shoebox to a palace, all with the flick of a switch.

Spread Light Around Rooms
In small spaces, it’s important to make sure that the light source isn’t saturated in one spot. When you walk into a room that is lit by one single ceiling lamp, you’ll notice that there is a dark and dingy feeling that takes over. This is because the light isn’t being spread out, so avoid this by using light in different places in your room. Place floor lamps in corners and use table lamps to open rooms up and create the illusion of more space.

Emphasize A Room’s Height
While your living room may not have much floor space, if it benefits from a fairly high ceiling you can use this to your advantage to make it seem more spacious. Drawing attention to vertical space can be done easily by using pendant lights, which will encourage people to look up and down, emphasizing your high ceiling and detracting from your lack of room floor wise. We offer a great selection of pendant lights that can easily be incorporated into any room in the house to give a more airy feel.

Buy A Large Lamp
While you may think putting something oversized in a room lacking in size is a contradictory idea, having a few big things in a room as opposed to lots of small things will make the place seem bigger. This is because small things can give a more cluttered feel. This Upcycled Handmade Vintage Book Lamp is an ideal choice and would look right at home on a wooden side table in your living room.

Created by Steve Ellwood on 18th October, 2017


Steve Ellwood

Steve Ellwood

Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct