/ Latest News / 21st March 2019

How to make your small room look bigger

It is important to make the most out of the space you have, whether you have just moved into a new place and found yourself in a tiny room, which feels like it doesn’t have that much wiggle space or maybe you’ve been living at your home for a while, but want to find ways to refresh the space.

We’ve put together a list of some of the easiest and most efficient ways of making your small room, look bigger. Some of the options are cheaper and others might require a full room makeover, which our team of reliable handymen can help with. However, all are brilliant ways to enhance your small room.

Be Ruthless

It sounds obvious, but if you know that you are not going to use or wear something – throw it away! Every little bit of space counts in a small room, so the key to de-clutter is being consistent and relentless.

Multi-functional furniture

Making sure you have multi-functional furniture is key for extra space. Ottomans are a great example, which can be used as both a coffee table and extra seating. You could also use a sofa bed or a bed that contains drawers underneath. This will then contain more storage and will not take up more space than is required. Similarly, furniture that can be folded, stacked or wheeled away is always going to help. When you’re not using it, simply move it out of the way!


It might not sound as though using colour coordination would help gain extra space, however, it is a massive help. Buying some of your furniture in the same colour as your walls means that the two colours will blend in and will widen your space. You should also try and ensure that your colour palette is light and neutral, which will also visually expand the space. Don’t want to get your hands dirty with paint? Our painters in London are just a call away.

Placement of furniture

Many people think that putting furniture up against the walls is always going to make for extra space – this is not always correct. Sometimes placing a furniture piece at an angle or surrounded by open space will make a room look bigger. The Handy Squad can help to move your furniture around the room to curate a different layout.


Typically painting a ceiling in bright white will give the illusion of a grander and lighter feel within the room, if you require any assistance in painting and decorating, our team of London decorators will be happy to help. Another common illusion is having a striped floor, feeling like the floor carries on forever! Furthermore, hanging up large mirrors can give an illusion that your room is bigger than it is. Use a focal point and angle your mirrors towards it to give the illusion of depth. Mirrors are also vital, as they reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room brighter during the day and night, and making it appear larger.

Use the light

Keeping your windows clear of clutter will visuality create extra space. This is mainly so that the room becomes well-lit. This will then transform the room into being able to see all parts of it. If you do not have a window in the room or cannot keep it clear, adding more lamps or installing track or recessed lighting can also help to keep the room well-lit.

See-through space

Using materials that you can see through can really enhance a room’s visuality of extra space. A good example is replacing an opaque glass shower enclosure in a bathroom for a clear, frameless one. If this is a job on your to-do list which you haven’t got around to do, send us an online enquiry today. The room is the same size, you will, however, be able to see through it, and see the extra space on the other side.

Bigger furniture

I know, how can using bigger furniture make a room look bigger? Well, using a few large pieces of furniture can be much better than using lots of smaller bits of furniture. It contains more space for your belongings and also doesn’t take control of the majority of the room. With open space and large blocks of colour, the room will feel bigger.

Say goodbye to drapes, curtains and rugs

Making a room look bigger is all about tricking the eye. Curtains stop the eye from taking in the view outside, even if they don’t cover the whole window, and just add ‘things’ to the room. Eliminating them adds more space visually and physically, as well as keeping the space simple. Rugs are similar in this respect. If there are any rugs in your room, ensure that they are simple and minimal to avoid creating unnecessary clutter.

We hope you have enjoyed this post, and we hope you find these tips helpful! If you are short on time or are unsure about how to complete any of these jobs, don’t hesitate to contact our team of handyman in London. We’ll make sure that the job is done to perfection!