9 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Appear Larger

As if once was not enough I was honored once again as one of the highlighted designers in Fox News Magazine,  9 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger.

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WHITE? FORGET ABOUT IT

Many assume white paint can make your home appear wider and more airy, but some interior designers believe this decorating fable can actually cause more harm than good. “Painting your home white is often a huge misconception in making a home appear larger,” explains Amanda Gates,who specializes in residential interior design. “If your home gets little light, a pure white paint can come off as shadowy and dirty, making the space feel dreary.” Gates recommends using a darker shade, which won’t require the frequent upkeeps as white does. “It helps the space appear larger and create a more intimate feeling, making the space cozy, like the kitchen above.”

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About Amanda Gates
Amanda Gates started AB HOME Interiors in the fall of 2004. With over 12 years of experience in the field of interiors, and a passion for all things art and design, Amanda has become an expert on building interiors for an active lifestyle. After six years of working for some of the best design firms on the west coast, Amanda opened AB HOME Interiors after moving to Nashville. Amanda believes that a home should reflect your personality and and encompass your style. An advocate for living a true lifestyle, her firm focuses on bringing you beautiful interiors, that are deceptively functional, and as a result her clients get an amazing space without all the fuss.

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  1. Libby says:

    The smallest room in our two houses has been the lavatory. The first one I painted a rich, dark, dark glossy green (with white woodwork) and this one is a dark indigo blue (Mysterious by BM). Love them both! and no, they do not look smaller, just more interesting!

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