8 ways to make your home feel more spacious
Does your home feel cramped? Do you feel like you’re forever tidying things away, that you’re struggling to move around bulky furniture and that those bottom drawer pieces you collected for your ‘future home’ are actually cluttering up your life? Then check out our top tips below on how to make your home feel more spacious…
1. Use light colours on your walls and floors
Whilst darker colours can make your home feel cosy, they absorb light instead of reflecting it, making your room appear smaller.
Handy tip: Adding a large, plain white rug is a quick and easy way to change your floor.
2. De-clutter your home
We acquire so much stuff! Have a clear out of anything you don’t need and make use of furniture with hidden storage.
Handy tip: Adding stylish belly baskets to shelves is a great way of hiding clutter. Pair with a bright green plant to complete this on-trend look.
3. Bring in some mirrors
Mirrors are a great way to make a room feel larger as they create the illusion of space by reflecting light and make rooms appear larger than they are.
Handy tip: The bigger the better!
4. Show off your floor space
Aim to show as much floor as possible and avoid too much furniture restricting valuable floor space. Opt for furniture that allows you to see past or through it where possible, such a coffee tables with exposed legs or with glass tops, which will trick your eye into thinking there is more space.
5. Think about your lighting
Poor lighting can make any room feel small. Adding different layers of light will create that feeling of cosiness that you may feel you lost when making your room light in colour. Opt for a warm bulb to help achieve this feeling. Let as much natural light through as possible, opting for a linen curtain will help with this.
Handy tip: A tall floor lamp will draw the eye up, making a room feel taller and larger.
6. Create space with clever layouts
Keep your wall décor minimal and spaced out so the room doesn’t feel too cramped.
Handy Tip: Opt for tall pieces of artwork or group art together going up the wall rather than across.
7. Shelving in the kitchen
Remove some of your kitchen wall cupboards and add floating shelves instead, which can be used to display for your favourite crockery pieces. Removing big bulky units will create a light and airy feel. This type of shelf clutter is ok as you’ve created so much more space. Time to get those ‘bottom drawer’ items back out on display!
8. Go large…
… with your floor tiles in your kitchen and bathroom. Small tiles can make the room feel cluttered and busy whereas large tiles will create the illusion of space.