More and more people are scaling down to tiny home living because it helps them pare down to the essentials, live more meaningfully, and well – have lesser space to clean.
If you don’t own a sprawling mansion or a grand estate, or recently purchased a smaller home, you might as well do some simple home redecorating to make the most out of your small square footage.
Here are 6 tricks to make a small space look bigger:
1. Use rugs to define spaces
Area rugs give off the impression of a finished and put together room design. But not only that, they also help create the illusion of more floor space.
2. Use few larger decorative accents instead of many small decorative items
Having lots of mini knick-knacks tend to clutter the space and make it look smaller. Opt for larger statement pieces that will give your home the personality you need while still letting the room “breathe.”
3. Use very light colors or very dark colors to create depth
Using bright whites and deep, dark paint colors create the contrast you need to invoke depth and the illusion of a bigger space.
4. Hang floor-to-ceiling curtains
Hanging curtains from floor-to-ceiling is like putting stiletto heels on a room. This makes your ceiling instantly appear higher and visually elongate your vertical space. IKEA is a great place to start to look for inexpensive floor length curtains.
5. Utilize hidden storage or multi-purpose furniture
Either you can have a secret closet built into one of your kitchen or bedroom walls, or utilize the furniture you already have lying around the house just waiting to be given new life. Old baskets, magazine racks, or tissue holders are great options to tuck away the clutter and give you the illusion of space.
6. Use a few light sources to spread light evenly around the room instead of relying on just one overhead light
If the space you’re styling doesn’t have a window or have a very small one, you can install multiple sources of light to make the space feel bigger.
These tips and tricks were adapted from this article by Blesser House.