Staging Tips: Make Your Space Look Larger

10 Ways to Make a Small Room Look Larger

RISMEDIA, –Most people have one: that room in the house that they wish was just a little larger. What many don’t realize is that with a little work and some TLC, they could have exactly what they’re looking for.

Here, Lowe’s offers 10 designer tricks to help you make any room look larger:

1. 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.

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.

7. 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.

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.

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Curb Appeal for Your Frederick Home in No Time

Gardening and landscaping are an important aspect of curb appeal. Let’s face it though, most people don’t have a lot of time for it. Many people don’t think they have room for it.   But even if you live in a condominium and only have a small balcony, there are many things you can do to “bring the outdoors in”.

I’ve discovered a good resourse I wanted to pass on:

Gardening in No Time: 50 Step-by-step Projects and Inspirational Ideas by Tessa Evelegh (Author), Debbie Patterson (Photographer) is a very nice guide to 50 projects that anyone can accomplish, all specially designed for people who are short on time. The step-by-step projects range from small container gardens to landscaping projects, all great for increasing the curb appeal of your home and bringing more natural elements to the inside.

Most buyers find plants and flowers appealing. When you’re considering how to get your home ready for the market, don’t forget your landscaping and indoor plantings.   Green plants are known to improve indoor air quality; you may have heard of the study by NASA which many have written about.   Wikipedia has a list of the top 25 air-filtering plants.

Enjoy your spring gardening.



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