A lounge room is typically a space for rest and relaxation, but if yours is a smaller space, it may feel cramped and uncomfortable. Luckily, there are some easy ways to fix this, including using clever design concepts to trick your brain and even those of your visitors. Most of these can be achieved on a budget as well, meaning everyone, from students to families, can take advantage of the following tips. Read on to get started!



While to you it may seem like organised chaos, mess and clutter will always make a room seem smaller than it actually is. If you keep your lounge room tidy and organised, you won’t come across this problem at all, and you will have more open space to play with and enjoy. When it comes to home decorating, avoid clogging up your room with too many accessories, as the result will potentially be a sense of suffocation and confusion.

Storage Furniture

After you’ve removed all the clutter from your lounge room, you’ll probably need somewhere to put it so it doesn’t mess up another room in your house, and storage furniture is the perfect solution for this. From ottomans that double as storage for bedding and throws, to benches that can stow shoes and umbrellas, the possibilities are endless. For inspiration, check out the websites (including blogs) of furniture retailers such as Super Amart Australia.


Natural lighting

Natural light can decorate a room like nothing else, and it will also allow your lounge room to open up a lot more. It usually has a mind of its own, so you will end up with many different creative lighting effects, courtesy of the sun itself. Uncover your windows – but if you must, use sheer curtains or coverings, or make sure you pull them back in the mornings and the afternoons. You can accentuate the effects of natural lighting a little with lamps, which will also bring in some light in the evenings.

Light colours

Dark colours will make your lounge room look smaller, as they absorb light instead of reflecting it. Light colours are great to use to make a space look bigger, as they give the impression of openness and airiness. This, in combination with some natural lighting, will make any room seem bigger than ever. You can do this by painting your walls a lighter colour, and if you want to go the extra mile, you might even want to go for some lighter coloured flooring.

Hopefully, this will give you some inspiration on how to make the most of your lounge space. Feel free to expand on any of these ideas and take them even further. In no time at all, you’ll be feeling the pleasant effects of having a spacious home.

Have you ever transformed a smaller room to look larger? What ideas did you implement and how well did they work? Do you agree with the tips above? Why or why not? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.