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8 Ways to make your lounge room look bigger

Most of us have a pokey room in our house…. maybe there is not enough light, furniture doesn’t sit well, the layout just isn’t right? Today I wanted to share 8 simple tips which can help make your lounge room look and feel bigger.

Rethink your TV console

Big and bulky stands need to go. The smaller and more slimline styles are much better these days. Hide cords, wall mount if you can, or build some shelves to create a more sleek look. I built this one above and the room feels less clunky.


Goes without saying hey? Mirrors can make any room feel bigger and brighter. Let it reflect the light from a window and it will bounce all around the room making the space feel like it’s bigger than it really is.

Light coloured paint

Paint everything the one colour. Skirtings, ceilings, and walls should seamlessly run into each other. It’ll make you think about where the wall actually starts and stops.

Less furniture, but bigger pieces

Instead of having a 3-seater, 2 singles, and a coffee table, think about replacing the couch with a chaise-style in a bigger frame. The one single bigger piece becomes less clunky (and there is less to think about when rearranging).

Artwork to the roof

Go to the ceiling with artwork. Take everything right to the top. It draws the eye right up and makes the room feel taller.

Add legs to your furniture

Lift your furniture off the ground. Less of the bean bags, and floor cushions, but more taller pieces.

Declutter relentlessly

Less, less less… Minimise your trinkets and vignettes, leave some negative blank space.

Light coloured furniture

If you’re in the market for a new couch, pick a light coloured one to fit in a smaller space. It blends better with light walls and the flow will feel uninterrupted.

Hope that’s given you a few new ideas for your small room. Happy styling! ♥ KC.


  • Jen Clark

    Great post! Would you recommend mirrors along the whole wall or just a statement piece?

  • Ashlea | Glamour Coastal Living |

    I got rid of my big bulky lounge a few years ago, opting for smaller lounges with legs and there really does seem to be more space. The only thing is the dust and fur balls that get swept under there. Luckily there is enough height to be able to reach in under there! 🙂

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