“How to make a room look bigger?” is one of the most searched design questions on the internet… 

and although the idea of a few pieces or colors making your space look larger might sound too good to be true, with a few tips and tricks, it really is possible! 

Even in our projects with significant square footage, we often want to make the rooms we design feel more open and expansive, and we’ve learned a few things over the years that make it easier than you’d think! 

Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to create elevated, airy spaces. 

Here are five ways to make a room look bigger: 

No. 1: Incorporate reflective surfaces 

We doubt we’re the first ones to tell you that mirrors can make your room look bigger, but it’s true! 

Natural light creates the illusion of space, and mirrors create the illusion of natural light, so even in dim spaces or small, windowless corners, a mirror can help expand the look. 

If you don’t have room for a mirror, try other reflective materials to create a similar effect! Anything from light-bouncing backsplash tiles to metallic decor will help create that dimension that all well-designed spaces bring. 

From The McGee Home: Master Bedroom