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    Top 5 ways to use lighting to make your room look bigger

    Isn't it fascinating how some spaces feel so much larger and open, even if they're not? That's the magic of lighting! It's all about creating the illusion of space. 

    Lighting isn't just about brightness; it's about making your space feel bigger. Whether you're in a cozy apartment or a snug bedroom, the right lighting can give the feeling of more room to move around. Here are five ways to use lighting to make your room look bigger:

    Spread Light

    Spread Light Evenly


    To make your room feel more spacious, make sure to spread light evenly. Don't rely on just one lamp, instead use overhead lighting, task lights, and accent lighting throughout the space. This ensures that every corner is well-lit, getting rid of harsh shadows and creating a balanced ambiance. By lighting up the entire room, you trick the eye into thinking it's bigger than it actually is. So, embrace different light sources to maximize the sense of openness in your space.

    Floor Lamp

    Light up with Long Stick Floor Lamps


    Long floor lamps are not just stylish additions to your room decor, they're also secret lighting fixtures that make your room look bigger. Their tall, sleek design draws the eye upward, creating the illusion of higher ceilings and more vertical space. By casting light upwards, they illuminate the entire room, eliminating dark corners and making the space feel more open and spacious. They are ideal for smaller rooms as they take up minimal floor space. So, if you want a room that feels light and open, getting a long stick floor lamp is the way to go!

    Wall Light

    Use Wall Light to enhance corners


    Wall lights are fantastic for spreading light and adding a decorative touch to your corners. By placing them strategically, you can instantly add depth and dimension to the space. By directing light upwards or downwards, wall lights can create interesting shadows and highlights, further enhancing the sense of depth in the room. This not only brightens up the corners but also visually expands the room, making it feel more spacious and inviting.

    Warm White Lighting

    Use Lighter Tones to Expand Space


    The color of lighting can play a crucial role in making a room appear larger. Opting for cooler tones, such as cool day light and natural white can create a sense of openness and airiness, making the walls appear to recede and the space feel more expansive. On the other hand, warm tones like yellows or oranges can create a cozy atmosphere but may visually shrink the room.

    Pendant Lights

    Illuminate space with long pendant lights


    Pendants are also powerful statement pieces that make your room feel bigger. By hanging pendant lights higher up, you draw the eye upward, emphasising the height of the room. This vertical emphasis creates a sense of grandeur and spaciousness, making the room feel airier and more expansive. Additionally, pendant lights come in a variety of styles and sizes, allowing you to choose options that complement your home decor while maximising the illusion of height.

    While we have explored five key lighting strategies, numerous other lighting hacks can further enhance the spacious feel of your room. You can consider incorporating table lamps to provide focused illumination and add layers of light. Under cabinet lighting in kitchens or bathrooms, illuminating countertops can also be explored in creating a sense of depth in the room. Another effective lighting hack is to use wall-mounted fixtures such as picture lights. These fixtures not only highlight artwork or architectural features but also draw the eye upward, creating the illusion of higher ceilings and a more expansive space. Finally, don't overlook the power of natural light. You should maximize it by keeping windows unobstructed and using sheer curtains to diffuse sunlight. 

    By integrating these lighting tricks you can easily create a spacious and comfortable space for yourself!

    Lighting Plan Guide

    Two people sitting at a table under task lighting
    The demands of your room lighting differ according to the size of your room - bright furnished rooms need less light than darker rooms. Indirect lighting creates a cosy atmosphere. Learn how to get the most out of your lighting with this step-by-step guide.