How To Make A Room Look Bigger With Paint?

How To Make A Room Look Bigger With Paint?

We all have that small room in our home whether it’s the basement or the toilet, or living room it can challenge making it look bigger. There are many hacks you can use to increase the size of your space these include adding mirrors, arranging furniture and even lighting.

However, paint colors can shift the mood and feeling of a room. It is an essential element as it can alter the light, shape and space of any small room. In this post, I’ll feature my favorite paint tips and tricks that can help you with just that. One of the easiest tricks is to use lighter colors in your room.

This makes your space feel airy and reflective, making your room larger than it appears. While most sites will agree with this technique, you can still paint your room in darker colors just make sure there is a lot of light so it would not feel gloomy.

Avoid Adding Different Colors Except For The Ceiling

Throughout the house, paint the walls and everything else in the same color, even the ceiling. Having a lot of colors in your room makes your space look divided and smaller. Using the same hue all over will give your room a flawless appearance as it allows the eye to switch from room to room seamlessly.

Try Accent Walls

Accent wall for small room
Accent Wall

Accent walls create an optical illusion, bringing the eye to one point of focus. In rectangular spaces, you can paint the two long walls in a deeper shadow than the two short ones in a contrasting hue this will make space feel larger by emphasizing on the length of the room.

Ensure You Have The Right Undertone

The color beneath the color, the mixing of pigments that render the last color is the undertone. Choose the paint color, including floorings and cabinets, according to your house’s undertones.

Undertones can be orange, pink, violet, grey or taupe, and others. Then, place home paint chips in different colors and pick the one that better fits these elements in the undertone.

How To Paint Your Room?

How To Paint Your Room?
  • Cover up wall imperfections– With the right preparation of your wall, a good paint job begins with covering crack, dent and surface imperfection. This process can be long and tiresome, but it is important to complete before adding paint.
  • Tint the Primer-Whenever you paint fresh drywalls or paint in a dark color, it is compulsory to prime the wall first. Three roles of a primer are it block stains from bleeding. Second, it offers one-coat color coverage. It increases paint adhesion, which dramatically decreases blisters and peelings.
  • Have handy supplies nearby- A telescopic extension roller can help you add paint to ceilings you can not reach. Extension poles are available in a variety of lengths and sizes, between 18 and 36 inches.
  • The technique-After choosing your color scheme, it is time to plan out your technique. A best practice is to start from the ceiling and work your way down. If you are covering a darker wall, plan on using three coats including one primer and two coats of the new color. Paint one wall at a time and when applying paint with a roller use W long strokes.
small bedroom

To sum, painting your room in a lighter color can make your space look bigger. You can also add an accent wall in a darker color to make your walls seem longer. Furthermore, don’t forget your ceiling, paint them in the same shade of the room and always find the perfect undertone.


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