This One Easy Trick Can Make Your Room Feel Bigger Instantly

Gabrielle Savoie

Small rooms can be tricky to decorate. Beyond the simple issue of having to triple-measure furniture for size and crafting the best layout for your space, paint colour can actually have a huge impact on how big or small your space feels—and this decision goes beyond pure colour choices. Paint a room in a colour that's on the darker side, and you may make a light-filled room feel smaller. But use a stark white paint colour in a north-facing room, and you may end up with a classic "white box syndrome"—a sad white room with no personality.

There are a ton of variants that dictate which colour you should choose for your small room, like the direction that the windows of your space are facing. Dark colours work best in north-facing rooms, while light ones will look better in bright south-facing spaces. Sunset hues can do wonders to a west-facing room, especially at dusk. One paint trick that never fails: Paint the ceiling, trim, and doors in the same colour to give the impression of space. Ready to pick your small room's colour? Here are six paint colours that make a room look bigger.

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