look bigger..

@vanities (11351)
Davao, Philippines
July 19, 2008 7:07am CST
any suggestion on how can our living room looks bigger with out making some extensions..any accessories that make it look bigger than the original one? im a minimalist when in terms of decorating my living room..and i like it that way but like to ask you guys on any tips to look it more wider or bigger...any suggestion please??
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@goldeneagle (6776)
• United States
20 Jul 08
decorate with lighter colors...and I have also heard that hanging mirrors around the room will make it appear larger
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Jul 08
i guess so mirrors can do the trick as what others have commented..thanks and take care..
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
20 Jul 08
It seems that hardwood floors without throw rugs and the use of mirrors make the room look larger. I have also found that keeping the clutter under control helps as well. Not that you have clutter but I know magazines can clutter really quick at our home.
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Jul 08
thanks for the tips..
@bmorehouse1 (1029)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I agree with what others have said. Mirrors and lighter colored walls are a good start. I also agree when someone else who said don't use heavy furniture. Don't have a lot of clutter. Less is better. Don't hang heavy draperies. Use light shears if you think you need something up to the window. The way you arrange your furniture also helps. Try several different ways and see what works best. I actually took the coffee table out of my living room. That made more room and made it look a little larger. Good luck!
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Jul 08
yeah coffee table!! i had one a glass top table! maybe i had to place it somewhere..thanks..
• United States
19 Jul 08
mirrors are a great way to make a room look bigger. if you get alot fo smaller mirrors and make your design out of them by putting the togehter it is great. you know like the mirrors without the frames around them. i have a friend that went and got the 10.00 mirrors from walmart that you usally put ont he back of a bathroom or bedroom door and took the framing off of them then put them side by side but at different hieghts and then used more to do like a framing out of them going all the way around then got smaller ones to fill in the gaps. it looked great and took up the whole wall. just use your imagination with it. she used super glue to hang them though so she was never able to get them back down lol. the apartment complex had a fit when she moved out but they ended up leaving it up and well i was talking to the manager and the people that moved in next loved it so all was forgiven lol.
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Jul 08
its like a camera then all her activities inside her apartment are seen in just one glance when your at the door!!cool!!
• India
19 Jul 08
I wish i could give you some tips, but nothing strikes my dull brain. All i have is my living room is light colored wall.. clean fresh air.. and of course a clean room, and no special decorations like you said.
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Jul 08
great!!clean room!! with no unnecessary things seen on the living room...
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
How about a large mirror in one side of the wall? It would create an visual illusion that the room is actually bigger than it is. It's because the space is reflected on the mirror, thus doubling it's appearance, and more light are reflected making the room brighter than it is.
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Jul 08
great idea!!
@dandj929 (424)
• United States
19 Jul 08
My living room is tiny and I've tried many different things to try to make it looks larger. Try using smaller furniture that doesn't overwhelm the room and keep the furniture around the walls so the middle of the room is open. Also keep the walls light in color and paint the trim around windows and doors a lighter color than the walls. Also keep the window covering to a minimum and let the natural light flow in. And keep accessories to a minimum too. Don't place too many pillows on your furniture and try to use furniture that do double duty. My coffee table is an old steamer trunk that I use to store some of my daughters toys in. Good luck!
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Jul 08
great idea..