Interior Design Tips for Making an Area Look Bigger

Mirrors in a room

When you’re working with a small space, you’ll want to make sure to design and decorate in a way that doesn’t make the space feel even smaller. In fact, there are things you can do to make the space appear bigger. Today in the Ellecor Interior Design blog, we share some tips to make your room look and feel more spacious.


One of the easiest ways to make a room appear bigger is by strategically placing a mirror or two on the walls. A decorative mirror is a stylish design accent that will add brightness and an airy open feeling to any room. It really gives a small room the illusion of being more spacious.

Clever Storage Solutions

Another good idea is to add stylish furnishings that also function as clever storage solutions. An ottoman with a top that comes off, for example, would be a good place to store things. Built-in shelving also helps to add design depth and storage without taking up too much extra space. Subtle storage can also be added with the right end table and entertainment center solutions. Speaking of which…

Ditch the Entertainment Center

Instead of having a bulky entertainment center in your living room, opt for a wall mount for your TV. This is a small step that will open up a surprising amount of space.

Related Blog: Interior Designer: Creating the Perfect Entertainment Room


Light colors are essential for making a small room feel more spacious and airy. Light whites, blues, and greys are perfect. Make sure to include some pops of dark color to add depth.


It’s best to avoid curtains or blinds on the windows, if possible. Windows without curtains open up the space and offer a view to the outside, creating the illusion that the space is bigger. Curtains and drapes often add a cluttered feeling to a small room, and they block out valuable natural light. If you really want curtains, consider sheer curtains that are a light color.


Using a big statement piece of furniture is better than using multiple small pieces. Multiple small pieces just make it seem cluttered, while a big couch can tie the room and decorations together.

Related Blog: 4 Benefits of Custom Furniture

Choose Ellecor Interior Design

If you’re looking to turn your home into your own personal oasis, with style to match your own, Ellecor Interior Design can help. We offer everything from simple rearrangements to full-scale home designs. We work with our clients to figure out exactly what they want and need out of their living spaces, and we make those dreams a reality. Contact us today for more information and to get a free estimate.

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Meet the Owners of Ellecor Interior Design!

Haden and Brady Long founded Ellecor Interior Design in 2013 following the birth of their first daughter, Elliott, whose name inspired the name of their company. Haden earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Missouri State University. Throughout her interior design career, she has won numerous awards from local and national publications including 417 Magazine and Houzz. Brady is our project manager who oversees our talented designers, craftspeople, and subcontractors. He believes in getting things right the first time and carrying a project through to completion – on time and on budget. Brady loves having a hands-on role in our projects as an avid handyman who loves to build and fix things.



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