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How to Make Your Home Appear More Spacious


If you dream about living in a huge, fancy house but can only afford a small home at the moment, don’t worry; there are ways to boost the size of your property without moving out or getting an extension. From efficient furniture arrangements to painting your walls the right colour, there are many tricks of the trade you can implement to make your home look and feel more spacious. Here are a few space-saving tips to help you make the most out of your small home.

Efficient Furniture Arrangement

Compact rooms can appear even smaller with badly placed furniture. Although pushing large furniture against a wall can clear a pathway, it can also create dead space in the central area of a room. Furnishings should complement the size of a room, and they can be clustered together to create areas in open-plan spaces. For example, you can cultivate a dining area by using a rug to carve out a designated spot and placing a dining table and chairs on top of it. Living areas can be sectioned off with a slender console table topped with simple decorations. Living room furniture can then be arranged to create an area for relaxing.

Brighten Up Your Walls

The colour of your walls can make a significant impact on how big a room appears, and one of the most common decorating mistakes people make is painting their walls the wrong colour. Dark colours, such as blue and grey, are on-trend, but they can make a space feel small and claustrophobic. Although they are great for creating modern home offices and cosy snugs, they are less than ideal for the main rooms in your home. Instead, opt for paler, neutral colours for your walls. In addition, keep your ceilings a lighter colour to help add height to your rooms.

Add a Mirror

A well-placed mirror in a tiny space can reflect light around a room which helps create the illusion of more space. Furnishings with reflective surfaces, like table and chair sets with silver legs, are a subtle way to introduce mirrors to a room. Additionally, an elongated mirror can add a functional yet stylish element to a cramped space, such as the entryway or a ground floor toilet.

Layer Your Lights

Lighting can make a considerable difference to the ambiance of your home, and bad lighting can make a room feel stiff and confined. Make your home look more inviting and interesting by introducing multiple light sources in one room. Many people choose to complement the primary overhead light source with an additional lamp for an evening vibe. However, additional light fixtures can help you achieve multiple levels of light, which help to highlight numerous focal points in a room. This technique is great for living rooms where you may want to showcase artwork, brighten up a dark corner and add light to a reading nook. By creating pockets of light, you can soften hard edges within small rooms.

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