Do you want to know how to choose a wall art to make a room look bigger?
You want to spend time in a spacious home, don’t you?
To make a room look bigger, it is very effective to hang wall arts.
In particular, choosing a wall art that looks like a “window of a room” will make it look bigger.
Here are some details on how to choose a wall art to make a room look bigger.
☑Table of Contents
- How to choose a wall art to make a room look bigger
- How to decorate a wall art to make a room look bigger
- How to make a room look bigger with Interior design tips
How to choose a wall art to make a room look bigger
Choosing a wall art that makes a room look bigger will greatly change the impression of the same room.
Let’s take a look at how to choose a wall art that makes a room look bigger.
Decorate a wall art like a window.
To make a room look bigger, it is recommended to hang a wall art that looks like a window.
For example, imagine a room with a big window and a room with few windows.
Which one makes the room feel bigger?
A room with a big window feels more liberating and spacious, doesn’t it?
Even in a room of the same size, a room with a big window or many windows looks bigger than a room with few windows.
Having windows in a room makes it seem bigger than a room surrounded by walls.
It is recommended to decorate a room with liberating wall arts that make the room look spacious, as if you are looking at the scenery through a window.
Choose a wall art that feels like a window when displayed in a room.
What colors should I choose to hang a wall art?
When choosing a wall art, choose colors that are in the landscape of the place you are visiting on vacation.
Colors that feel liberating to look at are recommended.
For example, refreshing blue such as light blue, white, and fresh bright green are colors of the scenery that make you feel liberated when you look at them.
In the picture above, a painting of the refreshing blue ocean hangs on the wall.
Looking at this painting, you feel as if you are looking at the ocean view from the window of the room.
The room looks bigger when decorated with a wall art depicting a view that is full of a sense of freedom.
Decorating with the following colors of arts will make the room feel bigger, as if you are looking out the window at a view.
- Refreshing blue such as sky blue
- Fresh and bright green
- Beige or light brown (for brown or gray walls)
However, if the walls are not white, gray, beige or brown, choose a wall art in a color similar to the wall color.
If you choose an art in a color that contrasts strongly with the wall, the art will be too strong.
Hang brightly colored wall arts.
A light-colored wall art will make the room appear bigger than a dark-colored art.
When choosing a wall art, choose a color closer to white than to black.
For example, which looks thinner when you wear white or black clothes?
You will surely look thinner when you wear black.
The reason for this is that white is a color that appears to spread out and black is a color that appears narrower than it actually is.
The same is true when choosing the color of a wall art to hang.
What is the motif of a wall that makes a room look bigger?
1. Decorate a wall art of a landscape with depth.
A wall art of a landscape with depth or an abstract painting with a bright image will make a room look bigger.
We recommend decorating a room with paintings of the sky, the sea, or meadows as motifs, as they give a very liberating feeling.
For example, in the photo above, you can see a painting of a lovely view with depth in your bedroom.
The painting depicts a wide sky and a view of nature, giving you a sense of freedom.
Looking at the painting of a relaxing view, you can feel as if the room is larger.
2. Decorate an abstract painting with a bright image.
When decorating with abstract paintings, choosing paintings with a calm design and bright impression will harmonize with the walls of the room and make the room look spacious.
In the photo above, a peaceful abstract painting in blue and warm gray colors is displayed in the dining room.
The peaceful painting fits naturally into the room and seems to allow for a relaxed ambience.
In addition, when a wall art is displayed in a room, it has an eye-catching effect.
When you are in a room, your eyes will naturally go to the art, making you feel less concerned about the size of the room.
Hang a large wall art.
To make a room look bigger, hang a bigger painting.
The size of the wall art should be large enough to be viewed comfortably when you are in the room, as if looking out a window.
However, it is important to have “wall space” around the painting when you hang it.
The “wall space” refers to the space on the wall where the painting is not displayed.
The larger the wall space without a wall art, the larger the room will seem.
Choose a wall art that is appropriate for the size of the room.
If you feels too big, it may be better to hang a smaller art to make room look bigger.
The article, “How to Easily Determine Painting Sizes for Walls” explains in detail how to choose the size of a painting to hang in a room.
How to decorate a wall art to make a room look bigger
If you are going to hang a wall art, you want to hang it in a way that makes the room look spacious.
This article tells you how to hang a wall art so that the room looks spacious.
Where to hang wall arts to make a room look bigger?
If you want to hang a wall art that makes the room look bigger, we recommend hanging it on a large wall with no furniture on it.
The more “wall space” around the art, the more spacious the room will look.
If you do not have a large wall with no furniture on it, hang it on the wall above a bed, sofa, cabinet, or other low-back furniture.
How should I hang my wall arts?
Rather than displaying several wall arts, it is better to display one large art that has a strong presence to make the room look bigger.
The impression of a room is influenced by the objects placed in the room.
Therefore, a room looks more spacious when a wall art is displayed neatly.
The recommended height to hang a painting in a room is written in the article, “Best Height to Hang a Painting in Your Home Attractively“. See also.
How to decorate a wal art to make a small room look bigger.
A large room allows you to view the wall art from a distance.
On the other hand, in a small room, you can only view pictures from close up.
Therefore, if you hang a wall art that is too large in a small room, it will be difficult to appreciate it as a whole.
Decorate a wall art that is large enough to be easily seen when standing in the center of the room.
Choosing a wall art that is just the right size for the room will make the room look bigger.
Does a vertical art make a room look bigger?
Vertical pictures can also make a room look bigger, depending on how they are displayed.
When decorating a vertical painting, choose a size that allows enough space between the painting and the ceiling.
The space between the top of the painting and the ceiling will give a clean impression and make the room look larger.
Large vertical paintings should be displayed in rooms with high ceilings.
How to make a room look bigger with Interior design tips
To make a room look bigger, it is important to be creative in choosing wall colors and arranging furniture.
If you arrange the interior neatly, it will make the room look bigger.
Here are some recommendations I have realized from my experience.
Do white walls make a room look bigger?
White walls make a room look bigger than dark-colored walls.
This is because lighter colors make a room look more spacious than darker colors.
If you are not sure what color to use for walls, I recommend white or light colors.
For your reference, the following article explains how to choose a painting for a white wall. Please take a look at this one as well.
Fewer objects make a room look bigger.
The fewer objects you have in a room, the larger the floor will be, which makes the room look larger.
If you have a lot of things in the room, reducing the number of things in the room will make it look cleaner and easier to spend time in the room.
Small rooms should be furnished with short furniture.
In a small room, shorter furniture will make the room seem bigger than taller furniture.
This is because shorter furniture is less oppressive and the walls are wider.
For small rooms, you can place short furniture and hang arts on the wall above the furniture.
If you would like to know how to hang an art in a room with furniture in a balanced way, please see the following article.
Keep the room clean and uncluttered.
It is very easy to spend time in a clean room with a spacious-looking wall art.
By using light colors for the walls and placing a few furniture, you can make the room seem bigger than it is.
If you want to brighten up your room, we recommend “How to Make a Room Look Brighter with a Wall Art“. Please take a look at this page as well.
We hope you will enjoy creating a comfortable room.