How to Get a Bigger Home without Moving

11th July 2019 posted in Home Lifestyle

If your living space is small, it’s sometimes hard to de-clutter and see your home’s potential. Smart colour choices, storage and clever furniture arrangements are easy ways to create the illusion of space, however small the area.

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Bringing the house inside

If you have a large window or a beautiful view from your living area bring, the colours of the outside landscape into your room, matching them in furnishings and décor. This will create a unified look to your room and expand the look of the space.

Light is right

Natural light is the ultimate way of making a space look bigger. It opens up the room, adding character, creating different drop shadows and bringing a sense of freshness.

It’s not always possible to use the power of natural light, but ‘layered’ artificial lighting is an ideal way to create a feeling of space. Choosing wall lights saves floor footage.

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Open plan living

Removing as many doors as possible within your house will give you an open plan living space that increases the sense of space and creates a free flowing living environment.

Clever furniture

Adding something like a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf not only saves space but creates a focal point and tricks the eye into expanding the room by pushing the walls and ceiling out. Multi-functional furniture pieces like settles, ottomans and storage seats are perfect ways to hide away clutter. Any space-saving furniture is great. Things like stacking chairs or wheeled tables that can be pushed to where they are needed help de-clutter and provide more space.

An oversized mirror or sets of mirrors allude to space and add extra light into a room. Always avoid unnecessary frills! Ruffles on furniture and window treatments make a room seem busy. Stick to simple panels and lines to create a spacious effect.

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Colour creates space

Using cool colours like a sky blue makes the walls visually recede. Even one focal wall of a cool colour can make a room seem bigger. Light, fresh colours and neutral tones make a space expand. They also create a blank background for artwork and patterned furniture so the overall effect is not busy or over-complicated.


Link adjacent rooms together using colour. This helps gives a linear flow to the decor of the house giving the impression of a bigger space. Whether you live in a flat, bungalow, or small build, use these clever tricks and make your mini-home feel more like a mansion.
 

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