Living in a small space can feel cramped! That’s not always because the space is small, but rather because we don’t know how to expand the space with simple tricks and tools. Here are some simple tips to help make your small space feel big:
First things first, simplify!
Don’t over decorate a small space. In a tight living area, less really is more. Even if it’s stylish, too many pieces of decor, furniture, or those little knick-knacks from your favorite trip, can make a space feel overwhelming and cramped. Take the time to go through your belongings and get rid of what you really don’t need. It will be a long process, but you will definitely feel better when it’s organized.
Light has an amazing way of changing the way that we feel about our space. Adding mirrors or even shiny objects and decor can help open up your space. It creates the illusion that it is bigger than what it truly is. Reflecting light with a mirror will give a refreshing feeling of openness. Depending on the size of the mirror, it could make you feel you have double the area!
Hang Curtains High
Another effortless way to add elevation to a tight room is to hang curtains around the windows and hang them high. This trick is guaranteed to give height to a short space. Curtains have an incredible way of completely transforming a space. They elude that you have high ceilings even if you don’t! It could be the perfect addition to increase how big you feel your apartment is.
Use Neutral Tones
Overuse of bright colors can quickly shrink any space! Try to minimize the range of colors used in paint, decor, and furniture and stray away from dark, deep tones as much as possible. Adding neutral paint is a cheap and immediate way to open up a small area. When working with colors outside of a neutral palette, it is best to group similar colors to feel cleanliness and organization.
Keep It Clean
It doesn’t matter how you decorate a space if you don’t keep it tidy. Make a daily effort to dust, sweep, and store any clutter, and your space will always feel livable and breathable. One thing that may help set a cleaning routine. Establish what time of your days and weeks you would be able to pick up a little. Rather than trying to fit it in every day, you can schedule it during your prime time.
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This post was written by Isabella Housel