Living in a smaller home can have its advantages. It’s easier and cheaper to heat, and it can be very cosy and romantic. However, sometimes, you just want it to be bigger. Without shelling out a fortune on a bigger place. Here are 17 great ways to make your current home seem larger.
Get a Loft Conversion
The best ways to make your home look bigger, is of course, by literally making it bigger. If you’ve got a loft, a conversion could be much cheaper than you think and it’ll add value to your home.
Use Your Basement
Do you have a basement? Many of us don’t use them for anything other than storage. You could turn it into a dining room or study, it could even be a bedroom.
Get an Extension
The third way to make your home bigger is with an extension. Even a small porch can give you an extra bit of space in the rest of your home.
Stick to Light Colours
Light colours always make a room look larger. Hire an interior house painter to make sure the job is done well. If you prefer darker, bolder colours, you could always add them to your accessories and soft furnishings.
Add texture to your home with plenty of soft furnishings and accessories. This is an excellent way to add depth to your home without spending a fortune.
Knock Walls Down
Open plan living spaces are a great way to utilise space. Walls are a bit of a waste after all.
Throw your curtains and windows open to let in as much fresh air and natural light as possible. This will instantly make your rooms look and feel larger.
Add a Screen
If natural light makes a room look bigger, why not get as much of it as possible? Open one of your outdoor walls up by adding a screen door or window.
Use the Height
Even small rooms have height. Use it with high wall mounted shelves and cupboards.
Stick to Smaller Furniture
Large feature furniture is cool, but it can easily overpower a small space.
Utilise Hidden Space
Think about where you could hide things. Add some storage underneath beds and sofas to start.
Think of Floors
Wooden floors are fantastic for making a room look bigger. Add some rugs for texture and warmth.
Add Lighting Options
Give yourself options when it comes to light. Don’t stick to either natural or bright room lights. Have lamps and lanterns to give yourself more options.
Change Your Fragrance
Musky fragrances can be welcoming and romantic, but they can make a room feel closed. Stick to fresh linen or floral scents to open the space up.
Smart storage is a fantastic way to utilise the space you have and keep your rooms neat and tidy. Look online for some clever ideas.
One problem that small homes often have is clutter. Clever storage will help you to keep things neat, but ultimately, the best thing to do is have a good clear out and get rid of some of your clutter.
A smaller home can be beautiful. Open up some of the rooms and make the best of it!