Different Ways to Make a Small Space Seem Larger

Different Ways to Make a Small Space Seem Larger

Depending on whereabouts in the world you live will determine how much square footage you have within your home. While some have the luxury of expansive plots and large flowing houses, others are cramped into two-up, two-down townhouses or, even more commonly, a one-bedroom home.

If you find that you are in a home that is a squeeze due to its size and you are unable or unwilling to seek a larger property, then there are a few simple tricks that you can do to make your home feel that much larger – all without knocking down walls or building into next door’s garden.

#1 Use Height to Make Up for Length and Width

What you lack in length or width, you may be able to make up with height. Using tall slim pieces of furniture, such as bookcases or display cases that reach as close to the ceiling as possible, will draw attention to the height of the room. This clever tactic can create the same illusion that wearing stripes does on a short person.

Most people, when they are getting furniture for their small homes, tend to put low furniture around and along the walls, and this provides a line for the eye to be drawn horizontally across the room and therefore draws attention to the length or width of the wall.

#2 Invest in Clever Furniture

You should also think about investing in clever furniture. These are items that can either be folded away when not in use and, therefore, easy to store or space saving furniture that incorporates hidden storage features. This will mean that you will be able to tidy away clutter (or store unused furniture) in the hidden storage compartments of other pieces of furniture. As space is generally lacking in small homes, it also means that you can make every inch count and use your space productively.

#3 Choose Your Color Scheme Wisely

You should also choose your color scheme wisely. Dark, bold colors will bring the walls in still further, while lighter shades will push them away. If you particularly like dark colors, then rather than have them on your walls, choose ornaments or cushions and throws in these colors. It will certainly break up any blandness that you happen to feel about the area while at the same time creating interest and personalization. It can also make giving your home a new look the matter of changing a few items, rather than having to redecorate.

A Few Final Thoughts

There are most certainly things that you can do to make your small space seem much larger and, therefore, provide you with a comfortable yet cozy home. Use your space wisely and install high units, as well as those that extend across your walls. Decorate in light colors to push back walls and reflect the light and place your favorite colors as accent features around your rooms. Where possible, invest in clever furniture that can be folded away or even in other furniture with hidden storage compartments.

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