Too many knick-knacks and pieces of furniture can make a room close in on you. Sell or give away surplus homewares on Neighbourly.co.nz; one person’s junk is another person’s treasure after all. Keep tabletops clear and use multifunctional furniture – ottomans double as coffee tables and extra seating as well as providing hidden storage. Floating shelves are ideal when there is no floor space.
To find out how you can make your small room feel more spacious, talk to a colour consultant at your nearest Resene ColorShop.
Resene advises teaming your favourite dark colour with a lighter neutral and good lighting to keep a smaller room feeling spacious.