Making a small room seem larger
A small or modest room needn't stop you creating a bright and airy space to relax in. There are plenty of simple interior design 'tricks' that you can use to create the impression of extra space and light.
A light and bright colour scheme can really open up a room. If white is a little too stark for you, go warmer with creams, subtle yellows or other pastels.
These will all act to bounce light around the space. Cleverly placed mirrors are doubly useful. Not only do they reflect huge amounts of light, they can appear to push the walls on which they are hanging back into the distance.
The impression of extra height in the room can be created by keeping the ceiling very plain and very white. Vertical stripes also draw the eye upwards and away from the walls. (Beware horizontal stripes as they have the opposite effect.)
When buying furniture, try to avoid anything too big or too dark (dark surfaces absorb light). Our compact sofas in the Oakland range for instance, are useful. Clever storage items such as footstools can perform two tasks and cut down on the amount of furniture you need. Last, but by no means least, avoid clutter and cramming a room with too many personal belongings and decorative pieces.
Stick to small colourful arrangements that add impact without volume.
Every G Plan sofa and chair is designed to give you years of comfort and pleasure, especially when treated with a little love and care. Our easy-to-follow advice and tips will help you keep everyday wear and tear to a minimum and help ensure your prized G Plan furniture stays looking its absolute best.