Reading Time: 2 minutes It is often times very difficult to relax, move around and enjoy spending time in a small room, especially when guest come over. More often than not, home owners try to avoid spending time in these small rooms because they just don’t feel good in them. So how do we go about increasing the size of these small rooms without taking the walls down? The answer is surprisingly simple, first we need to get rid of all the furniture, home accessories, and other “stuff” that does not necessairly need to be there. For example, stacks of magazines, bookshelves, piles of blankets, kid’s toys, large flower pots, coffee tables etc. However, sometimes it will require a little more work than just getting rid of some “stuff”. In many cases the size and shape of the furniture, such as couches, sofas, tables, etc. make a room look and feel much smaller than it actually is. Therefore, by replacing your current furniture with smaller, more custom fit pieces you will be able to make the room look and feel larger and more comfortable to spend time in. The golden rule is “Less is More” so keep this in mind whenever your are decorating any room in your home. Another very effective way of making a small room appear larger is to incorporate glass into your furniture. For example, a glass coffee table, allows you to see right through it, making more of the room visible to the human eye and in effect the room will appear larger. Glass accessories such as mirrors, or a combination of mirrors and paintings can also help make a room appear larger. Therefore try to use as much glass accessories when redesigning your “small” room. Another very effective technique for making a small room appear larger is the colors you use. Darker colours make a small room feel more cozy, while lighter colours allow natural light to reflect of the walls, making the room feel larger and brighter as well. Finally, when choosing the draperies for your small room, try to use sheer fabric as it allows light to come into the room. By combining the above techniques, you will be able to drastically increase the look and feel of your small and crouded room, allowing you, your family and your friends to spend more time enjoying the hidden space of your home. You can find a large variety of accessories, furniture, draperies, fabrics, and much more at Prestige Decorating.