Create a bigger space without adding square-feet
Finding a place to call home can be hard. Making a small home feel bigger doesn’t have to be. We’ve broken down some simple and effective tips you can use to make teeny spaces feel ten times bigger.
1. Make use of mirrors
The reflection from mirrors adds a sense of depth, light and space to small rooms. Opt for larger mirrors or create a reflective wall pattern with stick-on mirror tile.
2. Keep things neutral
Opting for a neutral colour palette in your home gives the illusion of an expanded space. Lighter colours like grey, cream and pale pink are great starting points.
3. Out with the overhead lights
Overhead lights like chandeliers or large ceiling lights can make smaller spaces feel cramped. Go for smaller light fixtures like the ever-adorable fairy lights or miniature lamps to light up your space.
4. Stripe down
The same way wearing stripes can make you appear taller, adding stripes to your home, whether it be on a carpet, wallpaper or paint, adds length to smaller rooms.
5. Keep windows uncovered
Skip the drapes and curtains when it comes to your windows. Removing excess fabric from windows eliminates dark corners and lets natural light fill the room, adding even more of that lovely spacious feeling.
6. Match your furniture to your walls
Matching the colour of your furniture to the walls to allows the pieces to blend in and visually widens the space.
7. Bigger (art) is better
Just because your place is small doesn’t mean the art on the walls needs to be. Go for larger, bolder pieces of art, to add drama to a small room.