No matter where you live, chances are that you wish you had a little bit more space. Especially if you are already living with a family, or planning to have one in the near future. Whilst some people may decide to extend their home or even move, this isn’t always a possibility for other people. So, what can they do? Do they have to resign themselves to the fact that they are stuck with their home the way it is?
The answer is no, there are things that you can do to make sure that your home looks a little more spacious then it actually is. Some things are simple and subtle such as choosing to incorporate glass clamps into your balustrade, whilst others are more in your face and obvious, such as painting a room a bright and light shade.
To help you to really make sure that your home looks spacious, we have put together some of the most simple tips to create the illusion of more space in your home.
Paint the ceiling a dark color
Now, we know that the idea of painting anything in a small room a dark colour might not seem like a good idea. But somehow, painting your ceiling a dark shade, or even using a bold print or pattern on it, both of these things can actually help to make the room look a whole lot bigger.
Use mirrors to your advantage
Mirrors are a pretty great addition to your home. They are not only useful for making sure you look your best, but the majority of mirrors are also made to be decorative pieces too. Wall art, even. Another great thing about mirrors is that they can be incredibly useful in homes that are smaller and more compact. As the light bounces off of the mirror, it moves around the room, this illuminates the space and makes it look bigger. Even more than this, mirrors are also reflective, which means that they will reflect the rest of the room, this simple optical illusion can really make the room feel much bigger.
Be bold with wall art
We have already covered how a bold ceiling can help with a smaller room, but you might not realise that bold wall art can have the same effect. Wall art not only turns a plain wall into a feature wall, which will draw the eye and make sure that the space has a focal point that people will look at, rather than thinking about how small the room is as a whole.
Think about your furniture choices
Furniture can play a huge part in transforming a small room. The less furniture that you have in the space, then the bigger it will look, this much is obvious, but this should never mean that you don’t have the function that you need. Instead, you need to think about choosing space saving furniture, furniture that has a dual purpose, particularly furniture that offers up storage alongside its normal function.
Embrace an empty space
If you have a smaller home then chances are that empty spaces are few and far between. This means that you may be tempted to fill up any empty space, utilising it. The trouble with this is that it could end up making the room look a whole lot more cramped. Instead, if you have an empty space, then embrace it. It could be a corner or alcove, or it could just be a bit of space on a shelf. Rather than finding something to fill it, let the space be free.
Always try to keep it organised
Of course, this one is easier said than done, however, really, the simplest way to make sure that a small room looks bigger is to keep it as organised and neat and tidy as possible. Use the storage that you have to beat the clutter and plan in time to have a good tidy as and when you can. You will be surprised by just what a difference a quick tidy up can makes.
As you can see, if you think that you are lacking on space, you don’t have to move or extend your home. In fact, just by making some simple changes to your home, you can make sure that the entire space looks bigger and that you feel that you have that spacious home that you have always wanted.
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