How to Make a Room Look Bigger With Second Hand Furniture

At Home from Home we stock a wide range of second hand furniture to suit everyone’s wants and needs. A popular question asked is ‘how do I make a room look bigger?’ and with second hand furniture it can be done easily!

Making a room look larger involves several different decorating techniques working in unison. Some involve fooling the visitor’s eye, while others involving changing the room’s apparent perspective. It is amazing what second hand mirrors, paint and windows can do to add a sense of depth to any room.

The first and perhaps most common fix for smaller rooms is the addition of second hand mirrors. Affix mirrored glass panels to the wall opposite the entry way to a small room. The entire wall does not have to be covered in mirrors to be effective. A few panes placed at eye level can create the illusion of added space. Even a single large second hand dresser with a mirror can add depth to a room.

Second hand furniture can be grouped differently in a smaller room to make it seem larger. Instead of centring a large table and building around it, home owners can break off the room into separate gathering spaces. Second hand chairs can be grouped around smaller coffee tables in the corners, and individual area rugs can define the spaces. Another piece of furniture is built or thinner in second hand bookcases from the ceiling to floor can make your room look taller. Wall to wall carpeting can make a small room seem even smaller, especially if the traffic area around elements seems crowded.

One final room expansion trick involves paint. Skilled artists can create three dimensional murals which fool the viewer into seeing more depth in the room. One wall could be dedicated to an outdoor scene done in a natural perspective. On a smaller scale, lighter shades of paint tend to create a greater sense of airiness and space. Combine a lighter colour scheme with smaller pieces of furniture to complete the illusion of more space.

For a wide range of second hand furniture to make a room look bigger visit out website, or see in store for a bigger selection.

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