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5 Tips to Make your Room Look Bigger

Singapore homes are traditionally known to be small. While there is the option to purchase a larger home, it may not always be feasible. What does it take to maintain order and create the illusion of more space? With a few tips, any homeowner can make do with their small home into one that's comfortable and cosy. Here are some of the most effective strategies that can transform your small rooms today.

Utilize Smart Furniture

Most of the time, we place and arrange items horizontally. The walls provide excellent opportunities for the creation of storage space of any room.

Built-in shelves that extend from the floor to the ceiling are inexpensive and a great choice for any room, regardless of interior design style. You can also utilise vertical space that often remains unemployed – the wall above the door, a nook behind it,

Exaggerate Vertical Space

Other ways to enlarge your room include exaggerating vertical space to make the room seem taller and roomier. Vertical panels will work wonderfully well within that context.

A tall mirror, a wooden sliding door (hiding a closet behind) or even wallpaper featuring vertical stripes will all be good choices. Don’t go for a rectangular, chunky design – it will only occupy space without enhancing the room’s interior in any way. Choose an elegant, tall design (preferably executed in a lighter colour palette) to direct the eye upward towards the ceiling.

Furniture Arrangement and Selection

Take a look at the way your furniture is organised right now. Unless you’re a home interior design professional, chances are that you’ve committed at least a few mistakes that reduce the amount of available space.

Most of us have the tendency to push larger pieces of furniture against the wall. While this may seem like the intuitive thing to do, it will often contribute to a room that feels much more claustrophobic than it actually is.

Wall Colour

We’ve discussed the importance of colour and the psychology of colour when it comes to home interior design. Colour can play a very important functional role in the physical space and how people perceive a space.

Certain tones open up a space and make it look much bigger while others will optically create the illusion of a smaller room. Avoid darker paints – if you want to feature such a colour, employ it sparingly. Turning it into an accent that creates a focal point will be more than enough.


Good illumination will be especially important in the evening when you want to experience a sense of comfort without being overwhelmed by all of the stuff in any room.

Create functional zones with different kinds of lighting – a space to get dressed, a reading corner, a wellness area. Depending on the intended activity, you can opt for more focused illumination or ambient lights that create a certain mood. In terms of light colour, go for warm and soft. If possible, attempt placing lights close to mirrors. Having some of the glow reflected will increase brightness and spaciousness.

Interior design professionals will often employ these approaches and tricks with lighting to make the most of smaller HDB flats. Need a helping hand? Dreamakers Interiors is here to help you with every step of your renovation Journey. Get started by speaking with one of our designers here today.


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