6th February 2019

How To Make Your Small Living Space Look Bigger

Living in a small home is, unfortunately, a way of life for many people who want to be centrally located. In most big cities, you pay a lot more per square foot, so if buying bigger isn’t in your budget, you will have to make a smaller space work.  

Fear not, small space dwellers.  It’s entirely possible to create a harmonious living space regardless of limited room.  Here are some of the best tips to make your home look more spacious.

Light Curtains

When you use dark curtains on your windows, they will absorb the light in the room.  As a result, your home will look smaller.

Instead, choose light-colored airy fabric for your windows to give the room a softer feel.

Neutral Light Furniture

The same rules that apply to your curtains also apply to your furniture.  Light colors make everything look bigger. Avoid patterns and dark colors to give your home the illusion that it’s a blank canvas.

Use Shelves

When you don’t have much floor space to work, it’s time to move things off the ground and onto your walls.  

Keeping your belongings above the ground rather than on the floor doesn’t just make a room look bigger, but you’ll feel less cramped moving around.

Clean Your Windows

It may seem crazy, but when you let your windows get dirty, it starts to make your space feel smaller.  However, when you thoroughly clean your windows, you’re letting in much more light. If you’re following us so far, you understand by now that light makes a room look bigger, so let in all the light you can get!

Use Glass Tables

Using glass tables creates the illusion that you have more floor space.  When you can see through the surface onto the ground, your room appears to flow and expand much more than it actually does.

Declutter!

If lack of space is a concern for you, then you should clear out anything you don’t need.  Not only does it make your home feel more spacious, but requires less stress.

It’s easy to find things, and there’s less to clean when you eliminate extra stuff.

Mirrors

Mirrors are one of the oldest tricks in the book for professional interior designers.  They will make a space look as much as double its size as well as reflect more light.

Big mirrors are often pricy, so if you’re on a budget try to place small mirrors next to each other for the same effect.

Hide Your Bed

If you’re living in a micro space like a studio, then you may want to consider a folding bed.  Transforming your bedroom into your living room is as simple as a few clicks.

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