11 Surprising Ways To Create More Space In Your Home
Whether your home is bigger or smaller, there are various ways to create space in whatever size you occupy. By manipulating furniture, lighting, and mirrors, among other home accessories, you can bring an airiness and brightness to your home. Size can be overrated when considering these steps towards bringing more volume to your home, and you'll be able to feel more comfortable and organized in your newly designed space.
The majority of our customers live in apartments, usually in big city environments, and there's often a major issue dealing with the size, layout and the ability to make sure all clothing, accessories, and shoes (can't forget shoes!) fit. Feeling cramped can hinder our wellbeing, making us feel small and undervalued, especially when amidst a large, bustling city. Homes can be expensive, and so often a larger space is out of budget. When living in a smaller area, it's important to use these easy and effective tricks to bring more spaciousness and liveliness into each room. Here are eleven ways to make a home feel roomier so that you can feel comfortable and relaxed each day.
1. Add Mirrors
2. Add The Right Balance Of Furniture
"Contrary to what one would think, rooms look bigger furnished than unfurnished," advises Baum. Instead of removing furniture to make it appear roomier, keep furniture for a more spacious layout and feel. However, don't add too much furniture where it is hard to navigate through the home. Look for a proper balance!
3. Build More Storage
Clutter around an apartment can make it feel disorganized and smaller. Stacks of papers, bags, and clothing spread out can make the room feel tight and out of balance. "A great way to create storage is to create a closet at the base of a staircase," says Baum. This will allow the owner or renter to stash more items in a classy and refined manner that will still allow the room to open up.
"If a studio apartment has high ceilings, create a loft space above that can become a great sleeping or storage area," advises Baum. Even if a small space, you might have higher ceilings that can be a major advantage for enhancing a room's layout. An extra sleeping or storage area is practical and can make the whole home feel larger than it really is.
Just because a room is designed a certain way in a layout you are given, it does not mean that you are confined in using that space in that particular form. "Convert a closet into a home office," suggests real estate broker at The Corcoran Group, Andrea D'Amico, over email correspondence with Bustle. A home office is incredibly useful and can allow for greater mere than a sheer closet can.
6. Hide Extra Clothing
7. Clean Up Your Bathroom
8. Store Belongings In An Ottoman
"Buy an ottoman that allows storage for books/blankets/ pillows etc…" advises D'Amico. This trick can be incredibly sneaky and undetectable to friends and visitors. It's accessible and functional, as it allows for a sitting area and storage all rolled up in one! Find an ottoman in a fun, modern color that meshes well with the feel of your home's decor.
Light can make a home feel larger than it really is. By setting different types of light around a home, you can brighten up the room and add height. Clean windows often to allow for clearer light and sun, and opt for a dimmer effect, as well as low and high lighting systems to bring light in from all angles, levels, and intensities.