Does your home ever feel too cramped? We all wish to have large, spacious homes, but it’s never that simple. Follow these tips to make your space look and feel bigger!
Your color scheme is the key to opening your space. A well known interior design hack is to use lighter colors to make a room look bigger. Softer palettes reflect light better, making the area feel more open and airy. On the other hand, dark colors absorb light and tend to shrink your perception of the space. In addition to using a lighter color scheme, you can paint your trim or molding in a lighter shade than your walls to create an illusion that makes them look farther back!
Large mirrors are the ultimate optical illusion when it comes to increasing the size of your space. Mirrors add a noticeable amount of depth, especially when positioned correctly. The best way to use mirrors is to place them near windows. This allows them to reflect natural (and artificial) light all throughout the room, creating a highly effective illusion of more space.
It might sound obvious, but decluttering is one of the most impactful ways to maximize your square footage. There are plenty of things you probably thought you needed at one point, but now you could live without them. We strongly recommend getting rid of as much as possible. Odds are, your space is crowded with multiple items you won’t miss. It might be hard to say goodbye to things you once loved, but you will love your open space much more!
Last but not least, make sure you’re picking the best furniture for your smaller space. When possible, opt for multi-use pieces– like a storage ottoman, for example. Another trick is to leave some space between your furniture and the walls. Bringing your sofa slightly away from the wall (instead of against it) brings airiness into the room.
In addition to this, remember to place your furniture in a way that creates an open path. If the positioning of your furniture causes you to walk around it in order to get somewhere, the room will feel cluttered. Strategically place your pieces around the room so you can easily walk through without any obstructions.
You shouldn’t feel like you don’t have any space to breathe in your home. By following these simple tips, you can take advantage of visual techniques that will make each room look bigger and brighter than ever before.