If you live in a small space, like an apartment or a condominium, you may have a hard time making your space look and feel like there’s enough room for you and all of your belongings. Luckily, with the right interior design, you can make even the smallest of spaces seem bigger simply by the way it’s set up and decorated.
To help you see how this can be possible within your space, here are three design tips to make small spaces feel larger.
To make your space seem bigger, you should embrace certain design elements that use mirrors.
According to Laura Mueller, a contributor to Moving.com, mirrors are great to bring into small spaces because they make it easier to light your room as well as making your space appear like it has more square footage. This can be achieved by hanging one big mirror or multiple smaller mirrors. Whichever way you choose, try to align your mirror close to a light source, either natural or artificial, to really get the biggest impact and effect from using a mirror in your small space.
Make Storage Space Beautiful
One of the biggest problems with living in a small space is the lack of storage space. While you can add more storage space by bringing in storage pieces, if you don’t pick the right ones, you could just wind up having your space look like a storage locker filled with boxes and bins rather than the home in which you live.
To help you create more storage in your small space without giving up a lot of your living space, Hadley Mendelsohn, a contributor to HouseBeautiful.com, recommends that you try some customizable storage options. Ideally, you should look for storage options that can be integrated into the design and decor of your home. This might include adding more shelving, corner nooks, or built-ins so that you can have more space for your belongings without taking up too much of your living space.
Try To Give Everything Some Breathing Room
Nothing makes a room feel smaller and more cramped than having it filled to the brim with furniture. But while this might seem like something hard to accomplish in a small space, Elizabeth Stamp, a contributor to Architectural Digest, advises that you leave space between each item or piece of furniture you bring into your space.
By letting your decor have room to breathe, it will make your space feel larger and like there’s more living space to take advantage of. While this might mean getting rid of some of your pieces, it will be well worth it.
If you live in a small space that you’d like to feel larger, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you accomplish this.