How to make your space seem so much bigger
Young adults often face the problem of getting stuck in a small residential area, especially when their bank accounts don’t let them rent a larger apartment. Living in a small space, however, is not so bad at all. In fact, you can make your little apartment look more spacious with these super simple tricks. For this article I’ll show you how to make a small space seem larger.
How to get the most out of your small residential area
- Choose bright colors
Bright colors for your walls, furniture and ceilings can make your apartment twice the size, as opposed to dark and faint colors. Bleaches and bright colors can let your room “breathe” and appear much more spacious than it actually is. The reason for this is that pale colors such as cream, beige or white can reflect natural light, making your space larger.
On the other hand, darker light absorbs light and makes a room appear crowded. If you have a small apartment, I suggest you start with simple pastel colors or light shades and work with this tip with free windows to let in as much natural light as possible.
If you want to go wallpapers, I suggest you choose a style that also consists of light colors. Darker and bolder patterns may not be good for small spaces, so make sure you choose pastel or light styles.
- Choose multifunctional furniture
Innovative furniture companies now offer a much more comfortable alternative for people living in small spaces. For example, some sofas can serve as a daybed, while some can also serve as a desk for a mini-office. Using furniture like these will definitely free up more space, as opposed to using individual furniture.
Although it is furniture, I also recommend that you strut from large or chunky pieces, such as grandmother’s sofas and large coffee tables. Let’s think “minimal” here, because we don’t have much space to save.
- Choose smart storage
Another neat trick to minimize the space you need is to choose furniture that acts as a storage container. Here, choose furniture, such as coffee tables or beds, that have drawers or some storage space to use. In this way we can reduce the need for more agencies or shelves.
If you are trying to reduce clutter and use more of your existing space, look around the room for possible storage locations. On top of the desk, under the bed, on a console table; the possibilities are endless! However, be careful not to touch too much. The key word here is “minimalist”, and while we’re looking for smart places to store our stuff, we don’t want our space to be too cluttered.
- Use mirrors
The use of mirrors as an extended tactic is one of the oldest and most effective tricks in the book. Do you have free space on a wall? Install a mirror and add depth to your room (the bigger, the better!).
The best option for smaller apartments is of course floor-to-ceiling mirrors, but if this is not possible, less framed mirrors will do. However, the placement will matter. I recommend that you place these mirrors where they reflect natural light. That way, they can make your space look bigger than it actually is.
- Use your wall
If you have a small space, we want to free the floor as much as possible. Not only to make our rooms appear larger but also reduce clutter.
A good tip is to use your walls for shelves. A fantastic shelf system allows you to organize your things (and keep them off the floor), while decorating your heart.
If you are installing shelves, it is also wise to build them around your bed or TV. This way you will save so much space and add style to your room. So get your hammer and start working!
- Avoid multiple works of art
The use of several small works of art can make the room crowded and overwhelming. A classic and much wiser alternative is to choose a large work of art to hang on a single wall. A large canvas in a small room can add more space and color, while focusing all your attention on one space rather than overwhelming you with multiple colors and pieces.
If you choose a minimalist painting, you can also make your room more simple and spacious.
- Avoid over-decorating
The biggest mistake you can make when decorating a small apartment is to overdo it. Yes, we want our homes to look great, but if we put too much space into our space, it can seem crowded and crowded.
If you can help it, the best trick for creating an illusion of space is minimal decorations. On this note, why not make it as easy as possible too?
The best tip for decorating a small space is to use simple, free-standing pieces. Maybe an elegant center for the dining table, a planter for the coffee table or a single vase for the end table? The possibilities are endless; Just make sure you are not exaggerated.
Small spaces can be cramped and suffocating, but it doesn’t have to be. In this article, we’ve covered the simple tricks you can do to make your small space appear larger. And it basically revolves around natural light, minimalism and simplicity. If you have a small space that makes you claustrophobic, use these tips today and get a much larger room in no time.
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Hey! I’m Emma Clark from The Art of Home Renovations, an interior designer with a real passion: home improvement. With my experience and skill, I want to help you make your home a revolutionary and magical work of art through simple, cheap and innovative ideas that you can make yourself!