There are many reasons why people would choose to live in smaller homes with small rooms. Sometimes, it’s due to the rising cost of real estate. Others would just prefer the ease of maintaining a small space compared to a sprawling home.
That said, a small space doesn’t have to be restricting. In fact, a small space doesn’t even have to look small. Here are three tips to add some visual space in your small room.
Edit your space
It’s simple. If it doesn’t serve a purpose, it has no room in your space. Take out everything that’s just taking space, but doesn’t really have a function. Of course, it’s easy to justify keeping all your stuff. A good rule to follow that will help make the decision-making easier is to dispose of everything you haven’t used for a year.
Opt to install glass windows instead of blinds or jalousie. Especially around Auckland, United Glass believes that glass windows help bring some of the city’s charm in your home. If you’re living in a green neighbourhood, having large windows is a great way to bring outside colours into your space. This also lets in natural light which helps make your room look more spacious. Getting a bit of sunlight helps your overall health as well.
Leave some empty storage
If you really like filling up shelves with trinkets, you don’t have to get rid of them all just to make your room look bigger. A great technique is to leave some of the shelving empty. This creates an illusion of more space. Not filling up every shelf in the room or even leaving some of them half empty helps make the room look airy and uncluttered.
Living in a small space doesn’t mean you have to live with bumping into furniture 24/7 or having to deal with a stressful, cluttered room. If you’re wise about arranging and designing the space, you won’t even feel like your space is small at all.