How Can I Make my Home Appear Larger

There are many tricks to fool the eye and make each room in your home to appear larger than its actual dimensions. Try a few of these tips:

  • Use mirrors to reflect the focal point of your room. The mirror will give the space depth, echo the beauty of your focal point and reflect light to make the room much brighter.


  • Lighting will expand the look of the space too. If you don’t have ample sunlight, add some lighting fixtures along the outside perimeter of the room to add color and focus attention in the distance.


  • Coordinate the color of furnitureto blend with the soft, light hues of your wall surfaces. The monochromatic color scheme avoids the choppy look of contrasting colors and opens up the space.


  • Clear the clutter from the room. Having fewer things that could distract the eye makes the room seem more spacious. Narrow your décor items to only the things you love. Without the excess clutter, you will have a relaxed, open area that appears inviting and roomy.

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About the Author

Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

What differentiates Brandon and his team is his consultative approach to real estate. He advises clients with relevant data and expert insight to help them make the best choices in real estate. Good choices in planning for long term dispositions, negotiating for the best price or knowing when not to pursue an investment are ways his consultative services will give you an advantage in the marketplace. His bottom line is providing service with the utmost integrity and expertise.