While you may dream of a lavish palatial home with lots of space, the fact of the matter is that you probably live somewhere that is somewhat more modest and less spacious.
In fact, if you live in a big city, you’ll no doubt find that space is a premium commodity and your home is a lot less spacious as a result.
So, when it comes to living in more confined quarters, how do you go about making your home feel more spacious?
In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the ways that you can make your home appear bigger than it is. If you’re battling with space issues, let’s help to get your home looking less cluttered without actually having to sell your possessions or throw anything away.
Space Storage Solutions
One of the major problems with living somewhere that is so small is that you just don’t have anywhere to store all of your possessions. Throughout our lives we gather up so much stuff, and of course, one option might be to declutter and sell anything that you don’t have room for. Of course, that is only a short term solution and it’s not ideal. Instead, you should look for ways to fill your home with hidden storage areas,
Often, when you live in a smaller home, floor space is taken up very quickly by big bulky items such as Italian leather sofas, double beds, and dining tables. But that leaves very little room for adding in cupboards and other storage areas.
Instead of using floor standing cupboards, you could opt for wall mounted cupboards wherever possible. The kitchen and bathroom are ideal places for this time of fixture.
Mirrored bathroom cabinets serve three purposes. They are great storage areas, they have mirrors which you can use when washing or getting ready in the morning, and the mirror is also useful for making the room appear bigger.
Try and find furniture that doubles up as a storage area. Sofas, beds, and tables often have under storage which can be used for storing quite a lot.
Floor to ceiling cupboards may make the room slightly smaller, however, you can use them for storing a lot of your possessions. These can be used in living rooms or in bedrooms. Having mirrored sliding doors will mean that the room will appear bigger.
Using Light Walls To Create Space
If you have dark walls, they will feel claustrophobic. Choose a light shade of paint for your home so that it creates a sense of space. Where possible, use white paint as this will reflect the natural light and make the room appear bigger.
You’ll need to have as many sources of light in your home as this will help to make the rooms look bigger. Avoid uplighting through as this will cause dark shadows,
Use well-placed mirrors around your home to reflect the light and to make rooms appear much bigger than they actually are.
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