While you may feel envious of the huge mansions and pads you see splayed across the magazines, websites, and celebrity television programs, the truth is that average homes around the world are getting smaller and smaller each year.
However, while this may be the case, it’s still nice to have a home that you can breathe in and don’t feel trapped or as though everything is too small. With this in mind, while you may not be able to make the property bigger, you can follow the tips and tricks out there to make it feel bigger.
Today, we’re going to explore the three best tips you can follow to make your home seem and feel larger than it is, helping you feel more comfortable in your own space.
Move Furniture Away from Walls
While this may seem like one of the most counterintuitive ways to make space, having room to flow and move around your furniture is one of the best ways to help the room breathe and to make your space seem bigger than it is.
Giving your furniture and a bit of flow around the edges, even if it’s a few inches, helps to create depth in the room that you wouldn’t have before. You can do this in any room in the house with any piece of furniture.
Change Up Your Furniture
Regardless of the room you want to make bigger, change up your furniture and change the sizes in order to gain more space. This is made a lot easier if you have rented furniture and gave you a lot more flexibility with how you manage your space.
If you have beds on rent or a sofa on rent, if you have the wrong size or you want to move things around to get more space, you can simply swap your bed or sofa over to a smaller size until you’re happy.
Adding mirrors into your room is a renowned way to make it look like you’ve got a lot more space, as well as making it feel a lot lighter and more breathable. Ideally, you’re going to want to add these mirrors opposite windows for the best, most beneficial results.
You can also position your mirrors on the parallel side of the room to doors for the same effect. This works well if you’re in the room, and if you’re looking into the room from the outside, such as in a hallway. This helps to make both rooms feel bigger, adding a whole new dimension of space to your home.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to add space to your room, all without changing the physical properties of the building you’re in. Of course, these tips are space dependent, so make sure you’re experimenting with moving things around until you’re happy with the final result and get the spacious outcome you’re looking for.