2 Ways To Make A Small Apartment Bedroom Look Larger

Posted on: 6 September 2016

If you are planning to make some improvements to your apartment and have a small bedroom, you can make some changes to it to make it appear larger. The first thing you should do is to make sure the room is not cluttered, as this will make it look even smaller. Below are two other things you can do to make the room look larger so you can determine what would work best for you.

Use Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are louvered and often made of wood, but you can also find them made of composite and vinyl. They are also a great way to help with your energy bills as they do not allow heat or cool air to escape from the room.

Plantation shutters are simple and they sit in the window recess, which means they are flush with the window. This does not add any bulk to the wall like you would see with curtains or other types of window coverings.

Choose plantation colors that are the same colors as your walls to make the walls look seamless and less cluttered.

Light levels and reflection of light can help make your room appear larger. With plantation shutters, you have control over how much light you want to let into the room. Choose shutters that have large louvers so you can let large levels of light go into your room.

To find out what kind of shutters will work best in your room, talk to a professional at Beard's Window Coverings.

Paint the Room

A dark colored paint can make a room appear small and closed in. If your room is currently painted a dark color, consider repainting it to help your room appear larger. You can still have color, but choose a light hue.

Colors like cream, white, pale blues and pale grays can make your room feel open, airy, and light.

Eggshell paint works well for bedrooms. This is because it is durable and has a stylish sheen. Satin paint is another option. It is more glossy when compared to eggshell. Satin is easier to clean and is also durable.

Flat paint is not a good choice as this paint is non-reflective. This means light would not reflect off the walls as well as the other paints. Flat paint will soften your room, is easy to touch up, and is very easy to clean, however.

You will be surprised at how much larger your room will appear by making these two changes.


Choosing Great Looking Windows

After I fixed up my yard, I realized that my home itself could use some curb appeal. I decided that one of the biggest eyesores on my home other than the porch with the flaking paint was the windows, so I started shopping for replacements. I was able to find a great deal at a local window shop, and to my surprise, they had a large variety of windows available. It was incredible to find windows that were as functional as they were beautiful, and when they were installed I was really pleased with the outcome. This blog is all about choosing great looking windows.