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Decorating Tips to Help Make a Small Space Feel Bigger

Small spaces can feel cozy and quaint, but sometimes we would like to create the illusion of more space where there isn’t. Here are four things you can keep in mind when purchasing art pieces to try and enhance the space you have and make it feel larger.


  1. Mirrors

One quick and easy way to make a space appear large, is by adding a mirror. If you place it across the room from a window or a light source, it can help the light spread to every corner, making your room glow. It will reflect the room’s image in a way that makes it feel more spacious. You are essentially doubling the space in the eyes of your guests

  1. Landscapes

Another way to fool the eye is by displaying a beautiful landscape. Bringing a little of the outdoors inside can be like breathing fresh air into the room. A big, bright open sky can create the sensation of being there and add openness to a small space. It can add sunshine or a cool night breeze, depending on your preference.

  1. Light Colors

One way to make a room feel bigger is by adding lots of lighter colors to it. The lighter colors make it seem more open and relaxing. You can do that by selecting a painting with more a more pastel color palette or by choosing a frame in a white or light grey color, rather than black or dark wood. The choice of a metallic gold or silver frame, would also incorporate the reflection of light into the room.

  1. Avoid Clutter

Sometimes, less is more and that hold true for trying to make the most of a small space. Instead of filling the available walls with tiny pieces of art, try focusing on one central piece instead. Some might be intimidated about selecting a larger piece, when the room feels so tiny, but it can actually have the opposite affect and make the room become cohesive.


We know how difficult it can be to find a way to express your personal style in a smaller space, but we hope these tips help you find your perfect art. We know if you browse our Bestsellers you will find even more inspiration. We want every room, big or small, to feel perfect in your home.

About the Author

Amanda graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied English literature and got a masters degree in library sciences. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her nephews. Her best friend is her little dog Brady.