Unfortunately we can’t all live in huge houses and sometimes the space we have just isn’t enough. Here are 5 ways to help you create more room in your rooms.
Get rid of the ‘stuff’
Go through your home and get rid of the clutter. Removing any unused or unneeded items can make a massive difference. Make sure you invest in a few statement pieces rather than a lot of decorative items as this will create a more open feel to a room. Donate anything you can and not only will you create more space but you’ll be helping charities too.
Buy multi-use furniture
Rather than buying furniture that can be used for one thing only, invest in pieces that have multiple purposes. Whether it’s a table with drawers or a bed with built-in storage, you can make one area multifunctional and free up another at the same time.
Use your walls and doors
When floor space is limited, look up! Putting up shelving, cupboards and wardrobes is a great way to utilise your wall space, while door hooks can put your doors to good use.
Choose the right colours
Using light, neutral wall colours like white and beige can make a room feel much more open and airy. These lighter shades help natural light reflect and bounce off the walls, and they can also have a calming effect on the mind.
Make use of mirrors
Mirrors are a great way of creating the illusion of space in small rooms. Placing mirrors where they will reflect natural light will brighten the entire room and make it seem bigger than it actually is.