Ah, the holidays—a time where everyone comes together under one roof to celebrate as one. And, of course,
a time when you’ve got to prepare your house it all.
If you’re worried about space and what the in-laws (or prospective buyers) might think, here’s a few easy tips
to make your dining room feel bigger.
1. Use lighter colors.
No matter the occasion, lighter colors will help simplify the room and make it feel larger. Stick to whites,
grays, and shades of beige for everything from walls, to furniture, to tablecloths.
2. Space it out.
When it comes to decorating, less is more. Leave some breathing room for your furniture, and your guests.
It might help to remove some excess furniture and stick to the basics for what you need. Try different angles, too.
3. Hang up some mirrors.
This is the easiest way to make a room feel bigger. Mirrors add dimension by making the room look like it extends
beyond the walls.
4. Rethink the curtains.
As stylish as they may be, your dark curtains might be making the room look smaller. Try hanging lighter or sheer
curtains—or better yet, just removing them. It might take some getting used to, but it’ll both brighten the room, and
give you a new view.
5. Keep the food in another room.
Go buffet-style. It looks more elegant, feels more special, and keeps your table free of clutter.
And of course, if your house is too small, you know who to call!