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How Bow and Bay Windows Expand a Small Space

Posted on May 11, 2023 in Pella Windows & Doors of Austin

If you want to make a small room feel bigger, there are ways to go about it that don't involve the mess of tearing down a wall and physically expanding. Let's discuss what could be making your room feel small and what you can do to make it feel bigger.

Factors Contributing to a Room Feeling Small

Whether the room itself actually is small or it simply feels small, these are some of the reasons why.

Heavy Furniture

To optimize the sitting area in a place, we occasionally try to cram as much furniture as we can into it. Even while adding additional seating, you are condensing the room's area, making it appear smaller. To make your area feel larger, consider introducing numerous smaller pieces of furniture.

Color Scheme

A room can appear smaller than it needs to by having too many colors in it. A useful hint is to use paint colors that coordinate in adjacent rooms or hallways to give the impression that the space continues past the door.


Having too many small decorations and trinkets sitting around in a small room can cause your room to look cluttered. Consider adding a few modest embellishments to your space that go with your paint scheme rather than a lot of tiny trinkets.

Then, how can I make my room appear bigger?


How To Make a Room Feel Bigger

You know what to do to make your room feel like its normal size again, but now let's dive into what you can do to make it feel larger than it is.

Be Impartial 

Use light, neutral colors to make the most of the space available because bright or dark hues can make a room feel even smaller than it is. Light hues may lighten your home and give it a more airy appearance.

Concealed Storage

Where should I keep things like blankets and remote controls in my room? By adding furniture or decor that doubles as storage, you can keep necessary items nearby without them cluttering up your space and making it feel smaller.

Change the Windows

The amount of light entering your home may be reduced by old, dark windows, making the room appear smaller. Certain replacement window designs can expand a space by creating the impression of extra space while allowing more light to filter in.

Enhance Your Room with Bow or Bay Windows

Windows are crucial to a room's overall appearance, particularly when it comes to size. Installing a bow or bay window in your house is one of the best methods to expand the space in your room.


These windows not only provide additional light into the area, but they also give it depth and dimension! It's amazing how just a few extra feet of living space may be added to your home by selecting the ideal replacement window design.


Bay and bow windows can be used to create a beautiful focal point in your living room or a comfortable reading nook with a beautiful view of the outside. The huge windows let in natural light, which gives your house a cozy, pleasant feeling.

Let the Pella Pros Help You Make Your Space Feel Bigger

The Pella of Austin team is here to help you with your bay or bow window installation when you need it. Stop by our showroom to see the styles, materials and customizable features first-hand, or schedule an in-home consultation with us!

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