6 tricks for making
a room feel bigger
Raise the roof. Here's how to fake a higher ceiling.
Paint the trim.
Differentiate the walls from the ceiling with a 3-inch band of paint in a contrasting color.
Say no to overhead lights.
Don’t draw attention with bright lights, rather hang wall sconces.
Remove picture rails.
Picture molding can make a wall feel lower than it actually is.
Choose thin molding.
When picking baseboard and crown molding, use a design with thin proportions.
Raise the curtains.
Mount drapery and rods as close to the ceiling as possible, and stick to light wall colors.
Use crisp curtain panels and low-slung furniture.