A lot goes into the creation of your home, from that darling love seat to the paint colors among your walls.

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As soon as you start decorating your home or adding furniture, you begin to realize just how small your space really is. With all of your home goodies, the space you thought you had begins to look smaller and smaller. This can be quite troubling if you prefer to have a larger space to relax within.

Luckily, you can solve this problem without uprooting your life and moving into a new place. We have a higher understanding of optical illusions. What we mean to say is that you can make your space appear bigger just by changing its appearance, such as the paint colors.

Here at White Oak Interiors, we believe that your home should be a perfect place of comfort. That’s why we have put together a few tips to help you make your small space feel bigger, through the right paint colors. If you want your own home to feel more spacious, be sure to keep reading to learn more:

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  • The right accent colors. Having a wonderful base color scheme can be great. However, you can bring a little more pop to your overall space if you mix in the right accent colors. For example, if you have a sophisticated palette of dark blues and grays, you can add a flair of color with accents of orange blossom. This orange hue can bring a spark life to your darker hues and even boost the image of your square footage.

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  • The illusion of bigger. Sometimes, a space just needs to feel bigger than it really is. You may not want to sacrifice your belongings in order to achieve this goal, so what’s left to do? You can bring a lovely color palette of soft gray shades and a dark, contrasting blue. These form the illusion that your space is much bigger than it is in reality.

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  • The trim and the walls. One thing that often goes untouched, or taped off, when painting a space, is the trim. Many prefer to leave it white, rather than paint it. This is also true for the ceiling. You can make your space appear more expansive by painting the ceiling, wall, and trim in the same color palette. Gray, beiges, and creams, already do a wonderful job increasing the perception of a space, but bringing this palette to your ceiling and trim will help expand this illusion even more. When using the ceiling as your fifth wall to paint, use 1/2 strength of the color on your walls on your ceiling! Also, by painting the trim the same shade of the walls in any neutral color expands the space!

When it comes to your home décor, the right paint color scheme can contribute a lot. These are just a few ways in which you can make your own space feel more spacious. Here at White Oak Interiors, we want to help you create a space where you feel completely comfortable. If you are ready to make your own home feel bigger and more comfortable, be sure to contact us today.


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