Luxury Valley Homes Arizona Real Estate Blog

Ten Ways to Make a Small Room Look Larger - Scottsdale Real Estate

Ten Ways to Make a Small Room Look Larger With features like recessed lighting, a glass table and light colors, your room will look larger. Everyone has at least one room in their home that is too small and possibly problematic to decorate. 

Most of the following designer tricks can be applied to any room: A torchiere bounces light off the ceiling to increase the look of space.

Ten Ways to Make a Small Room Look Larger1. For the illusion of a larger room, use a color scheme that is light rather than bright or dark. Pastels, neutrals and white are all color possibilities.

2. Use a monochromatic color scheme on the furniture, rugs and walls. Select different shades and textures of your single color.

3. Lighting is a key element in opening up a space. Recessed spot lighting is visually appealing and is perfect for a small space. A torchiere light is great for bouncing light off of the ceiling and back down on the room. Skylights and solar tubes are natural alternatives for adding light to a room.

4. Limit the number of accessories to avoid the cluttered feeling.

5. The floor and the ceiling are the fifth and sixth walls of every room. A light-colored flooring such as light oak or a light-colored carpet will make the room appear brighter and more open. The same applies to the ceiling-use a light color or white to "open up" the space above. A large mirror can double the appearance of a room.

6. Increase the appearance of the size of the room by adding wall mirrors. They not only reflect images, they reflect light and color. Be a little daring! Use mirror tiles to mirror an entire wall. Your room will appear to double in size.

Glass Table Conveys Open Space7. Don't place too many pieces of furniture in a small space. A love seat may work better than a full-size sofa depending on the size and shape of the room. Add two medium-sized chairs or two small wood chairs. Place the chairs closer to the wall and then pull them into the area when additional seating is needed.

8. Add paintings or prints to the walls. One large painting works better than a group of small paintings. A glass table conveys a feeling of open space.

9. The visual balance of a room is also important. A large, brightly colored element can overwhelm a room and decrease the appearance of space.

10. A glass table, whether it is a dining, coffee or end table, will keep the appearance of an open and free space. A glass table a feeling of open space.


Jeff Daley


Jeff Daley is a decorated Vietnam Veteran that supports veterans and veteran issues when possible.



Comment balloon 3 commentsJane & Jeff Daley, PhD • February 11 2017 05:06PM
Ten Ways to Make a Small Room Look Larger - Scottsdale Real Estate
Ten Ways to Make a Small Room Look Larger With features like recessed lighting, a glass table and light colors, your room will look larger. Everyone has at least one room in their home that is too small and possibly problematic to decorate. Most of… more
Agent Orange: The Legacy Of The Vietnam War – Color Us Orange
Agent Orange - June, 1969, Tan An Province, South Vietnam: We were told to hold off our landing until the C-123’s finished their spraying run on a strip of thick jungle on the river. As soon as they were finished, we flew our Huey into a small… more
2 Myths That May Be Holding Back Buyers
Fannie Mae’s article, “What Consumers (Don’t) Know About Mortgage Qualification Criteria, ” revealed that “only 5 to 16 percent of respondents know the correct ranges for key mortgage qualification criteria. ” Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment”… more
Making an Offer: 4 Tips for Success - Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home, ’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market that you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this… more
Supply of Homes: Buyer Demand Outpacing Homes For Sale
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50, 000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market… more
Winfield Estates: 7298 E. Soaring Eagle Way, 85266 - For Sale
Winfield Estate For Sale at 7298 E. Sunset Sky CI, 85266 – Inside the guard gated of the Winfield community on the Carefree side of Scottsdale, Arizona is the highly upgraded three bedroom villa. Winfield Estate For Sale - Tour View the Tour … more
Winter Is Coming… 5 Reasons to Sell Now!
Winter is Coming - People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every fall; we ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of the country to find better year-round weather, or… more
Think All Millennials Live in Their Parent's Basement? Think Again!
According to the Census Bureau millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the largest generation in U. S. History. Millennials, or America's youth born between 1982-2000, now represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population, totaling 83. 1… more
Buying a Home? 4 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent
Buying a Home? Are you thinking of buying a home? Are you dreading having to walk through strangers’ houses? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of… more
FICO Score: Don't Disqualify Yourself… Half of Scores are Under 750
FICO Score - The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market. One such study by the Wharton School of… more