Almost everyone wants a larger home than they have. But if you can't afford a larger space, then make the space you do have seem larger through a few simple painting techniques. Painting is a cost-effective way to make your home seem larger, whether your goal is to live in the home and enjoy its faux airiness yourself, or whether you plan to sell it and wish to make the best impression possible on would-be purchasers. Does this Spark an idea?
Choose Light ColorsPaint the walls and the ceiling of your room a light, bright, reflective color, such as a light blue, a light green or even white. Such colors reflect light and give the appearance of a larger space.
Paint Trim a Lighter ColorPaint base trim and any moldings one to two shades lighter than the walls and the ceiling. This tricks the eye into assuming that the walls are further away than the woodwork, making the room seem bigger.
Coat Your Wall with PolyurethaneFinish your walls with a coat of satin polyurethane. This will give your walls a bright sheen that will make them appear brighter and further away.