While most people want a spacious home, not everyone can afford that space. But that doesn't mean that you have to suffer in cramped quarters. Take this quiz to see how much you've learned about how to make your room feel roomier than it actually is.
Light colors reflect the available light in the room, making it seem larger.
By not breaking up the space and helping everything blend smoothly, using accent pieces in similar colors to that of the walls will help make the room feel larger.
One large picture hanging alone makes a room feel larger due to the blank wall space around it.
Mirrors are the most effective at increasing the apparent size of a room, since they literally extend the visual sight lines.
Clutter -- whether a simple mess or a collection of placed accessories -- makes the room seem crowded.
Patterns are fine, but using a similar type of pattern throughout the room will work in a similar way to using a single color scheme.
By maintaining flexibility in your furniture arrangement you can maximize your usage of available space when certain pieces are not needed.
By using furniture that is expandable, such as a table that folds away, you can save space when the furniture is not in use.
Due to their transparency, glass tables do not visually break up the space in the room. This creates an illusion of size.
In terms of color, patterns, furniture size and room layout, balance is the most significant factor that can make a room feel large or small.