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    31 Things From Walmart That’ll Actually Help Make Your Space Look Bigger And Brighter

    Turn your dark cave of a room into a light-filled oasis, without any of that pesky "finding a new house" stuff.

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    1. A metallic-framed, full-length mirror that can open up your space in two ways: leaned against a wall vertically or hung horizontally. Mirrors are the MVPs of making rooms seem bigger — they create the illusion of more space, and amplify any available light.

    The mirror, which is long and rectangular, in rose-gold frame

    Promising review: "Love love love it!!! So much more glamorous in person, and really ties a room together." —Farhana

    Price: $128+ (originally $199.99, available in four colors)

    2. A wooden mid-century console table with an open storage shelf, because it will increase the flow of light and air in your room. Open storage, rather than closed drawers, can make your space feel more expansive.

    The table, which has long, thin, rounded legs, an open storage shelf near the bottom, and a rectangular top

    Promising review: "If you like mid-century modern, clean simple lines and sturdy construction, this is for you. Put it together quickly and easily. Very attractive and well-sized for a small space." —YAS

    Price: $80 (originally $120)

    3. A vintage-styled Drew Barrymore Flower Home wooden floor lamp with a green velvet drum shade and 5-foot-long cord, so you can add extra light to any corners of your room that your overhead lighting leaves dark.

    The lamp, which has a circular wooden base and wooden pole, both in a cherry wood finish, topped with a green velvet circular shade

    -Promising review: "It is the perfect, simple, mid-century style floor lamp. Love it! Might buy another one!" —MegS

    Price: $120

    4. A pair of bright nesting end tables, for a pop of color that will lighten the space — unlike traditional dark wood tones, which absorb light.

    The set, which includes one small table that fits under a larger table, both with rounded tops and splayed legs, in blue, with natural wood colored legs

    Promising review: "I love these tables! The modern look is totally cool, but they are also so functional. They are lightweight, so you can move them around easily and arrange them in different ways. Great investment!" —Jill

    Price: $68+ (originally $87+, available in six colors)

    5. A open-frame wood pendant lamp with built-in dimmer that will open up and illuminate your room.


    Promising review: "Love it! Great price! Love that it is dimmable!" —Tara

    Price: $90.88+ ( originally $168.77+, available in two finishes)

    6. A round accent mirror with a modern, slightly distressed white frame, because it will draw the eye to the reflected image, making the room feel larger.

    The mirror, which is circular with a thin white frame around it

    Promising review: "This mirror is a substantial, beautiful piece, and makes a statement. It isn't flimsy, doesn't look inexpensive, and goes with any decor. I am definitely thinking of purchasing another for our foyer. I would highly recommend!!" —mary

    Price: $66.32 (originally $84.13)

    7. A simple, clean-line end table, for an uncluttered look that makes everything seem more spacious.

    The table in white, with a rounded tabletop, splayed legs, and natural wood tone at the bottom of each leg

    Promising review: "So modern and plenty of space to put things." —Zara

    Price: $56.94+ (originally $85+, available in four colors)

    8. A Queer Eye metal bed frame with a geometric frame headboard, so you can increase the design factor in your bedroom without a bulky headboard taking up space.

    The bed frame, which is metal, in black, with a wiry geometric design in the headboard

    Promising review: "Easy to build and very sturdy. Wanted to get a minimalist bed for my room and this is perfect! Perfect size and height, and looks and feels very durable." —Janice

    Price: $110+ (originally $157.48+, available in four sizes and two colors)

    9. A sheer curtain, because dense, heavy drapes will darken the room and make it feel smaller. Sheer curtains let natural light in, and their airy texture helps things feel even more open.

    The curtain, which hangs to the floor and is peach-colored, but sheer

    Promising review: "Purchased these for our dining room. They are a bright white and really lighten up the space. As others have said, they are sheer, which means they are see-through and don't offer any privacy, hence we used them in our dining area. I do like that they come in various lengths and the 95"-long works well with our high ceilings. They are quality curtains for a great low cost!" —Sarah

    Price: $4.97+ per panel(available in eight sizes and 12 colors)

    10. A tall, narrow bookcase that will accentuate the room's height, making it feel taller.

    The bookcase, which is white and has five shelves

    Promising review: "It arrived in very good condition and it's the perfect size for our small apartment. I love it! The shelves are big enough to put my portfolios and books in with no problem. Overall, I'm really happy with this item." —Esther

    Price: $81.09

    11. A roll of patterned Pioneer Woman peel-and-stick wallpaper, so you can create an accent wall that will brighten your room without overloading it visually.

    The wallpaper, which has red blooming flowers and stems on a cream background

    Promising review: "I love love the wallpaper. I am using it to highlight the back of my kitchen cabinets." —Paula

    Price: $35

    12. An elegant, art deco gold-finish bar cart, because glass and metallics reflect light around your space.

    The bar cart, which has a gold finish frame, glass shelves on the top and bottom, and a circular design in the back area

    Promising review: "Easy to put together and very sturdy. I have about 20 bottles on it. Rolls smoothly over carpet. The glass has a great art deco design and is thick, so one doesn't have to worry about it shattering easily. I am very happy with my purchase." —Margaret

    Price: $176.47

    13. Or a glass-and-metal coffee table that will bounce light around your living room.

    The table, which is circular, with a round, metal frame, four legs, and a circle of safety glass as the top

    Promising review: "I looooove this coffee table! Such a reasonable price, and it was so simple to put together! The color is more soft brass in person, which I like! Also, the glass is safety glass, so it feels really sturdy! Makes a small space feel so open!" —Sarah

    Price: $110+ (originally $129+, available in two colors)

    14. A light-colored rug, because if you have dark hardwood or tile floors, it will help make the room feel lighter.

    The rug, which has a shag texture, in a square size, in white

    Promising review: "Looks great, vacuums well, and doesn't shed at all." —Samaci

    Price: $44.99+ (available in 10 sizes and nine colors)

    15. Or a brightly patterned, stain-resistant area rug, so you can define space within your room — the colors help divide the floor visually, making the room seem larger than it is.

    The rug in green, in a green and white crosshatch pattern

    Promising review: "It's very pretty! The teal is nice and bright, it really adds a lot to our playroom! Laid flat pretty easily, and is plusher than I expected. Can't comment on long-term durability, but so far, we are really happy — especially since we only paid around 50 bucks for such a huge rug!" —CouponClipperJen

    Price: $28.99+ (available in three sizes and four colors)

    16. A minimalist writing desk that leaves plenty of space free, while also adding a rustic design flourish.

    The desk, which has a simple metal frame and a wood-finish top

    Promising review: "Perfect for my small house, just what I needed. I like it so much I ordered another one! Easy to assemble, plenty sturdy for my big, old-fashioned printer/scanner, and stylish enough for open space office/living area. Love the rustic look. Blends with other rustic-industrial look furniture perfectly." —Christiana

    Price: $146.99

    17. A bottle of streak-free glass cleaner, because the simplest way to make your room brighter is to make sure your windows are sparkling clean and letting every drop of natural light in.

    The cleaner, which comes in a trigger-spray bottle

    Promising review: "This is good stuff. Cleans windows without streaking." —the20s

    Price: $4.60

    18. A corner shelving unit in a light color, so you can store or display your stuff without taking up tons of precious space.

    The bookshelf in white, with four shelves for items, and two walls with open weave "X"-shaped supports

    Promising review: "Very nice style and high quality. I would highly recommend it, especially for the price. It comes with wall anchors, which allow you to secure it to the wall. We have a two-year-old and cats, so we're glad that it's stable." —Rich

    Price: $70.99+ (originally $96+, available in five colors)

    19. A piece of simple, vibrantly-colored Drew Barrymore Flower Home wall art that will help make a dark room feel lighter.

    The wall art, which has a pink background and a green drawing of plant vines

    Promising review: "Even better in person, with beautiful colors and textures on canvas with a natural wood frame." —Amber

    Price: $49+ (available in three sizes)

    20. A set of U-shaped floating shelves, because they look airier than bookshelves, and create less visual clutter.

    The shelves, which are white and have a "U" shape, with small shelves on either end

    Promising review: "These are so cute and also pretty sturdy. One shelf held six albums. Would highly recommend." —evelyn

    Price: $14.99

    21. A simple, fold-down convertible sofa-bed that won't overpower your living room the way a traditional overstuffed couch would.

    The couch in gray, with six small wooden peg legs and two raised arms at either end

    Promising review: "Amazing for small spaces! Awesome quality for the price too! it's actually pretty comfortable and so simple to assemble and convert into the bed. This was the perfect sofa bed for our new spare bedroom." —Peri

    Price: $299 (available in three colors)

    22. Or a white sectional sofa, because the white fabric will reflect light in the room, rather than absorb it like a dark couch.

    The couch in white, which is a traditional 3-seat sofa with an ottoman extension on one seat

    Promising review: " It is very comfortable for the money, and looks even better than the pictures. It’s for our office/den, so we needed something smaller for the space, but it will fit three average size adults. Easy to assemble." —C Messina

    Price: $499+ (available in four colors)

    23. A torchiere floor lamp with dimmer and reading lamp, for rooms with weak overhead lighting. The lamp directs light up towards your ceiling, illuminating the whole room, rather than only lighting the immediate area. The additional reading lamp also provides focused light when you need it.

    The lamp, which has a main light with an upturned frosted shade, and a smaller light on a gooseneck

    Promising review: "Easy to assemble and provides just the right amount of light." —James

    Price: $21.46+ (available in three colors)

    24. A three-piece sunburst mirror set that does double duty — it catches the light, making your room seem warmer and lighter, while also serving as a wall accent.

    The three mirrors, which all have a round mirrored center, and various "sunburst"-style gold-toned embellishments

    Promising review: "These brought my room to life and were so affordable. I would definitely buy again." —Megan

    Price: $16.88

    25. An elegant pedestal table with a real marble top, because its streamlined appearance and light color will make any room seem sleeker.

    The pedestal table, which is white with a marble top, a slim column, and a flared bottom

    Promising review: "Great little table. Real marble and super sturdy. Looks great everywhere I put it." —Megan

    Price: $185

    26. A 12-pack of bright, energy-efficient lightbulbs that will make your current lamps and lighting fixtures shine more intensely. Though it's important to only use the correct wattage for your light, extra-bright lightbulbs will throw more light without using more energy.

    The light bulbs, being used in light fixtures

    Promising review: "I love them. A lot of light with no heat." —Raymond

    Price: $16.49 (originally $24.99)

    27. A can of no-primer-needed white paint, for an easy, low-budget brightness makeover — true white walls will make any room instantly appear bigger, and reflect whatever light is available.

    An entryway which has been painted with the white paint

    Promising review: "This paint was so much better than I expected it to be. It went further than paint I've used in the past. I purchased two gallons to paint my kitchen and dining room, as that is the amount I've needed in the past to paint them. But with this paint, I only needed to use three quarters of one gallon to paint both rooms. And it covered up coral paint with only one coat of white. Gave a beautiful finish. Will definitely be repurchasing to paint the rest of my home!" —Amazing

    Price: $8.94+ (available in two sizes and flat, semi-gloss, or satin)

    28. A tufted storage ottoman with nailhead detailing, because the simplest way to make your room look bigger is to pick up all the random stuff you have on the floor and store it away somewhere (yes, even the Baby Yoda dolls. Especially the Baby Yoda dolls).

    The ottoman, which is cube-shaped, and has tufting on top and nailhead trim around the top sodes

    Promising review: "Love these ottomans, they look great and are very sturdy. Very ideal to sit on, store things inside, and set things down on." —Amanda

    Price: $38.48+ (available in two colors)

    29. A brightly colored, machine-washable throw pillow, for a quick way to inject some bright color into a dark room.

    The pillows in pink, which are square and have some thin dark trim around the edges

    Promising review: "The color is just what I had been looking for and the fabric feels soft." —Marlang

    Price: $23.99+ (available in 14 colors and one or two-packs)

    30. A farmhouse-chic linen shower curtain in a light shade, because a dark or busy shower curtain can make a small bathroom look even smaller.

    The linen curtain, in pink and white, which has button flourishes across the center

    Promising review: "I love this shower curtain! The quality is great and the neutral effect enables a variety of accessories. A very good spruce-up for the bathroom." —Elizabeth

    Price: $28.86+ (available in five colors)

    31. And a set of remote-controlled, multi-setting curtain string lights that cascade down vertically from a cord, creating a waterfall of light. They're a literal glow-up from the traditional string fairy lights, providing a more sophisticated way to softly light a room.

    The curtain string lights, which hang down in threads from a central cord

    Promising review: "They are absolutely beautiful. Settings work. Plan on ordering more." —Doglover

    Price: $21.99+ (available in two colors and USB or plug-in)

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