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So, you want to infuse your home with some personal style but your space is lacking in the size department. You could tear down a wall or two to create an open-concept, or you could follow these simplified tips and tricks to instantly create the illusion of a bigger space. No power tools required!
Tip #1: Invest in an oversized mirror
One of the easiest ways to make your space appear bigger is by using an oversized mirror. Place a large mirror on a wall behind a light source or across from a window. The mirror will capture the extra light and reflect it to create the illusion of a larger, more illuminated space.
Tip #2: Let in as much natural light as possible
Leave windows uncovered or use translucent window coverings. Opting for a lighter window treatment will allow more natural light to reflect off of the opposing walls. This will help to create a sense of added depth to your space.
Tip #3: De-clutter
Have a lot of ‘stuff’? Get rid of anything that you no longer need! Hold a garage sale or donate unused items to a local charity. Clearing out your space of any unnecessary clutter will be therapeutic, and will make the space appear more airy. If you have a lot of things that you are not ready to part with, make the most of storage opportunities & multi-functional pieces.
Tip #4: Add some art
Does your room need a focal point? Hang a beautiful piece of art on the wall. This will add drama and act as an anchor for your guests to rest their eyes.
Tip #5: Move furniture away from the wall.
Your space needs room to breathe, just like we do! Pull furniture pieces away from the wall and avoid blocking pathways. This will help to make it feel less like a cramped space, and more like your space.
Sometimes smaller spaces seem limiting, but with a few tricks and tips, your small room won't feel so small.