11 Ways to Make Small Spaces Feel Bigger
As cities have grown, apartment and home spaces have shrunk. With space at a premium one has to deal with lots of constraints. In this article you will learn about how to make small spaces feel bigger.
Use light colour tones for walls and floors
Darker colours absorb light and make the room feel smaller. Choosing lighter tones for doing your flooring and painting the wall will help make the room feel larger.
Push furniture little away from walls
Pulling the furniture a little away from the wall creates the illusion of more space and makes the room feel less cramped. Even a few inches can make the space look bigger.
Innovate by using hidden storages
Get a side table like the one shown here. There are lots of choices available these days for such clever furniture pieces. If you haven’t got the time to search for one, you can simply visit some of the online stores to find the perfect one for you.
Use large furniture pieces for smaller rooms
If you have a small living room, use a single large couch instead of many smaller pieces to accentuate your room and make it appear larger.
Add stripes to lengthen your space
Stripes can help one create the illusion of more space by making the room appear longer. For the best results use the stripes in the direction the room is longer.
Create structure by colour coding
Arrange items by size, type or colour to create a feel of structure and streamlining. Human eyes crave organization. Alignment is pleasing to the senses while clutter creates restlessness.
Use shower curtains in your bathroom
Using curtains not only helps keep your bathroom dry but makes more space by clearly differentiating between the wet and dry areas.
Open your windows
Opening you windows will let in fresh air and also give more depth to the room. Sunlight can also get you some free vitamins in the process.
Use rugs to create separation
Instead of one large rug, use many smaller rugs to separate the room into smaller pieces. You can use rugs to create niche areas in the room.
Place mirrors opposite to windows to reflect light and make the room feel larger. You can also keep a chest of drawers just below the window sill to create a classy trompe-l’œil.
It’s your room in the end. Stamp your very own personal style statement in your living room. Take help where needed, experiment with different styles. Take your time.