Make Your Space Look Larger in 9 Ways

A new year means new changes. Everyone is working to switch things up in their daily lives. If you are looking to make some changes to your home like making your space look larger than it is while simultaneously refreshing it, we have nine tips for you!

#1 Move the Ceilings Up!

Now, we know that moving your ceilings up comes with a hefty price tag. We will let you in on a little design secret. Utilize draperies. By installing them higher than your windows, you are not only adding height to your room but you are instantly making your space look larger. Think about moving them up four to six inches to create this elongated look.

rose color drapery and pink patterned roman shades in these fabrics enhance
Design Studio™ Drapery Panels, Berkshire Collection in Glamour

#2 Grouping is Good

As you start to group your furniture together like adding in conversation seating, you are allowing your space to open up in other areas. Thus, you are making a smaller space feel much more open! With that in mind, that brings us to our next tip.

Side panel draperies in living room Reno, NV
Design Studio® Drapery Panels

#3 Add Some Free Space

In your home, you may feel compelled to fill in every inch with your belongings in fear that it may seem bare. You will obviously want a clear path to navigate freely around the room. This concept will give the illusion that you actually have gained more space.

Open floor plan with Vignette® Modern Roman Shades on the windows
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

#4 Downsize the Decor

When it comes to home decor, less is more. Clutter in a space can be frustrating and detract from the room itself. By minimizing the decor in your home, you will make your space feel larger. To start, say goodbye to the items that hold little value to you and showcase the ones that matter. An additional tip is to ensure that you remove items off the floor. This is another great way to make the space feel larger.


#5 Blend the Color Scheme

As you start to think about paint color, we recommend using lighter colors to make your space look larger than it is. If you choose darker colors, the room will have the opposite effect. Stay away from contrasting furniture such as dark walls and light furniture. It is important for your furniture and your walls to blend. This gives the illusion of a bigger space to the eye. If you want to add something new to the space, explore different textures.

natural colored fabric drapery by seema krish on window overlooking the ocean
Design Studio™ Drapery in Waves

#6 Add in a Wall Feature

Another way to make your space look larger is by adding a wall feature. If you add vertical lines, you can make it seem taller. By adding horizontal lines, it will appear wider. If you are interested in a different direction than stripes, large swooping movements can help make your room feel bigger overall.

shiplap half bathroom with a mirror over a sink

#7 Mirror, Mirror

Well-placed mirrors are an excellent way to make your space appear wider. It creates an illusion of depth and you will feel like you have much more room than it currently has. You can try this out by hanging mirrors up around your home.

Floor length mirror with two windows on the side in a dining room

#8 Inconspicuous Window Coverings

Window treatments have a way of making a space feel cozy. However, if you are looking to enlarge the look of your space, think about window coverings that don’t draw a lot of attention. As you explore your options, look for window treatments that have an inside mount, blends in with your color scheme and are functional for your everyday use. You can choose a base shade that will remain close to the window but add draperies to add height. Nevertheless, low-profile window coverings are a great way to make your space look larger.

Alustra® Woven Textures® in an office space
Alustra® Woven Textures®

#9 Let the Air In

Now, onto the final tip. Depending on the weather outside as well as the time of day, you can open the windows and let the fresh air in! By doing this, you will make your home feel more open and you can let natural light in as well. This is a great way to ensure that you can go throughout your day loving the home you are in!

At Blue Sky Shutters and Shades, we cannot wait to help you create an at-home atmosphere that you love and want to spend your time in! Our experts are ready to help you determine the perfect window coverings for your Reno area home. Contact our team today to schedule a FREE in-home consultation.