7 Tips from Shopfitting Experts to Make Your Retail Space Look Bigger

Fitting out a small retail space can be a challenge, but there are ways you can make the most of the square footage you have. Whether your retail space is undergoing building maintenance or not, here are seven tips that will help you to make your retail space look larger.

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Use colour to give the illusion of space

The lighter your colour scheme, the larger your retail space will appear. Light colours such as whites, pastels and neutrals reflect natural light, giving a feeling of space.

Let in as much natural light as you can

Natural light will help to give your retail space a bright and airy feel. Combining light colours with natural light will make a space feel even larger.

Use striped flooring

Stripes can make your retail space look taller or wider, depending on the direction in which run. If you cannot change the pattern of your floor, lay light coloured floor coverings such as rugs and mats horizontally across the smallest width of your retail space.

Avoid clutter

The less clutter, the bigger your space will appear. Keeping your displays organized will have two effects: it will make your products appealing and accessible to your customers and keep the space that is in view orderly and open.

Use as much vertical space as you can

Utilise vertical space efficiently. Displaying items on floor to ceiling fixtures can give the illusion of height and space.

Install mirrors

Well-placed mirrors can reflect both natural and artificial light. Placing a mirror behind or next to a light source will reflect light back into your retail space, making it appear brighter and larger. Add one large mirror or a set of smaller, matching mirrors to use light most effectively.

Leave your windows uncovered

Leaving your windows uncovered will trick the eyes into thinking your retail space is much bigger than it actually is. If you are concerned about security and privacy, install white window coverings for an airy feel.

Retail space can be expensive, so it pays to make the most of the square footage you have. When your next shopfitting in Sunshine Coast is due, remember these tips to ensure you receive the best bang for your buck. It’s also wise to trust the experts, like those from Whiteoaks Developments, to handle your project for you.


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