Ingenious Tips that Will Give the Illusion of Space in a Small Home

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Living in a small space can be trying at best. It often feels like you are living in a maze where you need to step over, around, and through things just to get from one spot to the next. If you’re tired of living in a home where the walls feel as though they are closing in on you, then it’s time to start looking at your space with fresh eyes.

Here’s a look at some ingenious tips that will help create the illusion of space even in a small home.

Add a Bold and Unexpected Pop of Color

While you've probably heard it's a good idea to pick one color and carry it through the entire home to give the illusion of space, many experts will tell you that a bold and unexpected pop of color can work wonders. This tip, which can be found on the Mashoid website, is one that you may want to try.

A bright color such as blue, orange, or green can send some people into a bit of tailspin. The fact is that it can help create different spaces in a home and keep the furniture, floors, and walls from blending into one another. Obviously, you want to use these bold colors sparingly or it will be too much.

Make Sure the Space is Well Lit

It’s amazing what lighting can do for a space, so make sure that there is plenty of natural and artificial lighting throughout your home. Take those dark curtains down and replace them with light airy sheers in soft neutral colors instead, add task and decorative lighting to all the rooms, and make use of such things as pendant lighting and pot lights.

Don't Place Furniture Against the Wall

While it can be a natural tendency to place your furniture snug against the wall, this won't be doing you any favors when it comes to giving the illusion of extra space. By pulling your furniture out from the wall a bit you can fit a sofa table, lighting, or even shelves behind it. This will create a sense of additional space in the room. It also helps to set the atmosphere and make for a cozy space.

Draw the Eye Upward Wherever Possible

Here's another designer trick that is sure to create the illusion of space. High ceilings give a sense of space and airiness, but if you don't have them you can trick the eye instead. Do this by hanging curtains higher than the frame, and closer to the ceiling; hang shelves high up on the wall; and strategically place artwork on the wall. Each of these tips will draw the eye upward and give the feeling of tall ceilings.

Enjoy the Sense of Space You’ve Created

By using these tips you’ll be able to transform your rather small home into one that feels bright, airy, and spacious creating an inviting and warm feel for all.

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