Interior: Simple “decoration tricks” to “make a small room seem bigger” – top tips of the “keys”.

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A small space can feel like a constraint when it comes to decorating and designing it. However, the key to designing a small space is to get the best out of colour, light and furniture. Nic Shacklock of Online-Bedrooms said: “It can be difficult to know what to do with a small room and decorating the wrong way can often make the room feel a lot smaller than it is and it can be feel like a bit of wasted space.

“Opening up a small space is all about tricking the eye and creating the illusion that the space is larger than it actually is.

“There are some decorating tricks you can use to make a small space look bigger.

“The most important things are to keep it simple, light and airy.”

According to the expert, white is “arguably” the best color for a small space.

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“Being able to see the floor gives the illusion of more space and helps make the space feel less cramped.”

Adding mirrors is also a great way to add an enlarging effect to the room.

According to the expert, the reflection of space and light creates depth and gives the impression that there is more space than there actually is.”

Although it can be difficult to keep a small space clutter-free, keeping a space simple can feel more open.

Nick said too many things displayed on shelves can make a room feel more crowded and cramped.

Also, if possible, try to create a path across the room.

This means that there are no pieces of furniture scattered throughout the room.

The expert said: “A bit of walkway will expose much of the floor and open up the sense of space.”

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