4 Lighting Tricks That Will Make Small Rooms Feel Huge

4 Lighting Tricks That Will Make Small Rooms Feel Huge

Are you tired of feeling cooped up in your compact room? Even though you can’t magically expand its dimensions, you can work some visual magic to make it feel more spacious and inviting. Say goodbye to that claustrophobic vibe, and say hello to an open, airy atmosphere. These four lighting tricks will make even the smallest room feel huge.

Choose Compact Lights

Sure, chandeliers have their charm, but they can be a bit overbearing when you’re working with limited space. Instead, opt for sleek and compact lighting fixtures that save precious space. One option worth trying is Bicycle Glass’s stunning blown-glass sconce lighting. Our wall-mounted sconces take advantage of vertical space, leaving your floor and ceiling clear. You can also explore options such as slender pendant lights with adjustable cords, recessed lighting, or flush fixtures.

Let There Be (Lots of) Light!

Wait, won’t more lights make my room feel even tinier? Not quite! More fixtures mean more light, and that translates to a brighter and more inviting atmosphere. Say goodbye to those dingy corners that bring your spirits down. By using multiple types of light sources and spreading them throughout the room, you can create an evenly lit space that exudes positivity.

Banish Shadows With Backlighting

Are dark spots lurking behind your furniture or inside your cabinets? They’re not doing your room any favors. Our next lighting trick to make small rooms feel huge involves getting rid of these dark spots with backlighting. Use backlighting strips or bars to illuminate forgotten corners and watch as the shadows disappear, leaving your space feeling open and vibrant.

Elevate With Vertical Lighting

Got high ceilings? Flaunt ’em like the treasures they are! By using vertical lighting solutions, you can shift the focus upward, showcasing your room’s stunning verticality. When you—and your guests—are busy looking upward, you’re less likely to notice the claustrophobic width of the room. Bicycle Glass's 513 collection provides larger and more vertical and linear lighting options that are slim but make your room feel larger.

Ready to embrace a bigger and brighter atmosphere? Bicycle Glass can help you take your room from tiny to expansive. Our handblown lighting fixtures are crafted from 100 percent recycled glass, making them an eco-friendly choice that oozes style. With a variety of colors, cord lengths, and shapes available, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your sanctuary. Revamp your space today—browse our collection or contact us if you’ve got questions.

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