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Thursday 28 January 2021
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12 Ways To Make A Small Space Feel Bigger

If you’re currently living in a small apartment space or have rooms in your home that feel more ‘cosy’ than spacious, you do have some options when it comes to making the most of what you’ve got. A little space can go a long way when you have the right decorating and décor tips. Follow these simple steps and your home can feel larger with no renovations required.

 

  1. Choose your colours wisely. The darker the paint on your walls, the smaller the room will feel. While dark paint may work stylistically, it creates the illusion of less space than you already have, limiting your room even further. A range of pale shades can make your room look lighter, sunnier and more spacious. Opt for cream, white, pale blue and gray for a pleasant aesthetic and a roomier feel.
  2. Upgrade your furniture. If your furniture only serves one purpose, replace it with a piece that can give you more function for your space. Find coffee table pieces that can double up as storage space and use interesting vintage trunks that can store your clutter while displaying your pictures and flowers.
  3. Let in the light. Light will always bring a feeling of spaciousness to a small room, so ensure that your curtains aren’t cutting away at your windows. Pull the drapes back in the daytime so that the entire window is exposed- you can even hang the drapes from the ceiling instead of the window to create the illusion of higher walls.
  4. Hang vertically. Hanging pictures or posters horizontally takes up more room than you have, so opt for vertical hangings so that you have the space to show off your collection.
  5. Add in mirrors. Using mirrors to maximise space is a widely known design trick, and it really does work. Anything you can do to bring more light into the room will make it appear larger, so hang mirrors, use glass in your furnishings and get the light moving around the space.
  6. Get rid of clutter. Excess clutter in your home will make your room look messy, confusing and small. Organize your home on a monthly basis and clean out any unnecessary objects, clothes possessions that you don’t use or look at regularly. You’ll feel better for it and your home will look bigger in minutes.
  7. Fold away your dining room. If you don’t have a separate room for eating and find that the table you eat at is taking up tons of space in your kitchen or living room area, invest in a folding table that looks chic but can easily be moved to the wall when you’re not using it.
  8. Don’t fill the space with furniture. Many people mistakenly believe that a small room require small pieces of furniture. Actually, multiple small pieces of furniture will clutter up your space- use a larger statement sofa for a small living room and a glass coffee table to maximise the space.
  9. Hang your TV on the wall. A boxy TV on a TV stand will take up unnecessary space in your small living room. Get a flat screen TV that can be hung on the wall and you’ll be able to watch TV in the evening without sacrificing space.
  10. Invest in storage units. It’s easy to find attractive storage space solutions these days- opt for simple and clean designs that will help you clear your room of clutter and keep your space open.
  11. Organize your DVDs and CDs. If you have tons of discs stacked up in your living room or office, you can easily file them away into a more space-effective disc book. This will make it easy to keep your collection of films and music without taking up room in your home.
  12. Find cabinets with clear doors. If you need cabinets in your room to store things, opt for glass doors or open shelves to bring more light into the space.