The longer you live in your home, the more things you notice start to accumulate. Ultimately, it can begin to be quite difficult to get around, as well as visually unappealing. However, you don’t need to start breaking down the walls in order to ensure that your belongings fit. There are multiple tricks to make your small home feel bigger and to make better use of the space you have. Here are some handy tips:
- Purchase smart furniture: Everyone’s heard of it, but most people think that only the real interior design geeks actually have it. Well, that’s starting to change. Smart beds, sofas, and draws are perfect for making the most out of limited space. A smart bed, for instance, not only allows you to pull it up at night time and utilise the space. Many smart beds also include a significantly sized storage area.
- Uncover your windows: Uncovered windows help bring a lot of daylight in from outdoors, brightening up the room and giving the optical illusion of it being larger. Large windows also tend to draw one’s eyes outdoors, making one feel less claustrophobic. Although this method doesn’t actually increase the space in your house, it does help to give that impression.
- Utilise floor-to-ceiling shelves: By buying floor-to-ceiling shelving units, you’ll be able to make use of every inch of wall space in your house. The higher shelves can be the perfect place for long-term storage items, which you rarely use, while the lower shelves can be used to store every-day utensils. Such shelving units also tend to draw one’s eyes upward, making it seem as though the ceilings are higher than they are and hence making your home feel larger.
- Build a garden shed: Summer Houses and garden sheds are often the perfect solutions to a crowded house. You can use your garden sheds as a storage space, as an office, a cinema room or otherwise. No matter what you use it for, the extra space is likely to ensure that your house isn’t too cramped. Heck, if you move your home office into a detached garden house you that’ll mean you’ll have a new empty room at home!
- Paint the walls light colours: Dark colours prevent light from reflecting on the walls and thus tend to make a room seem smaller. Lighter colours, on the other hand, not only bring a joyous atmosphere to the house but also make it appear larger. Painting your walls white, yellow or cream should be a good idea if you want your home to feel bigger.
- Buy mirrors: As with light colours, anything that reflects a lot of light tends to make the room seem larger. And what could possibly reflect more light than mirrors? Where you place your mirrors is also important to keep in mind, as you want to be reflecting as many spacious parts of your house as possible.