How to Make Your Small Home Appear More Spacious: Tips for Each Room

How to Make Your Small Home Appear More Spacious: Tips for Each Room
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    Nowadays people are choosing to live in smaller homes due to financial pressures and also convenience.

    Smaller dwellings are more practical for those who may travel a lot or who live on their own.

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However sometimes it can be frustrating to move from a bigger house into a smaller one, especially when you are used to having a lot of space. Today we look at a few ways you can make the interior of your home appear larger and more spacious.

Bathroom

  • Use white throughout – white is a good color choice as it reflects light and opens up a small space. If your bathroom feels too cold with this palette add some wood, such as a wooden toilet seat or wooden shelving to warm it up.
  • A clear shower curtain will help open up a small bathroom.
  • Install shelving close to the ceiling to draw the eye upward.
  • Take the tiling in the shower up to the ceiling.

Bedrooms

  • Use sheer, breezy curtains or curtains that match the color of the walls so that there is a less visible barrier. Take advantage of as much natural light as possible.
  • Keep your space uncluttered.
  • A bright color on the ceiling can help to draw the eye upwards.
  • Mirrors are your best friend in a small space! Try and place mirrors so that they reflect a window, this creates the illusion of another window.
  • Bigger furniture is often a no-no in a small space, but it can work in a bedroom. A large bed that fills the room can create the feeling of a comfortable nest. Add drawers to the bottom of the bed for extra storage and install shelves above the bed.

Lounge

  • If possible, leave the windows bare (no curtains or blinds), this way the eye follows the room out of the window making it appear larger.
  • Consider fold-up furniture or furniture that can be stacked, this can make a big difference in a small room.
  • Don’t push your furniture right up against the wall. This will make it seem as though everything is squeezed in. Try and angle your furniture away from the wall or move it a few centimeters away from the wall.
  • Furniture that is the same color as the walls can also help your living space appear more spacious.
  • Raise up your sofas – sofas on legs or feet create an illusion of space because the floor is visible underneath them.
  • Color co-ordinate your books, ornaments and other items on your shelves. This creates a sense of order.
  • Instead of one overhead light, try and have several smaller light sources in the room.
  • Add drama with a large piece of art.
  • Consider floor to ceiling bookcases as these will expand the room by making the ceilings appear higher.
  • Try and use glass or lucile items and furniture to create more visual space.
  • Consider a striped floor to make a room appear longer.

We all like to feel that our living space is not cluttered or confining. These tips can really help you to open up your rooms and make them feel bigger. There is no reason why you should feel restricted in your home no matter what the size. Lots of people can benefit from these tips so why not share them with your friends? I’m sure they’ll thank you for it!

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