Simple design choices can greatly enhance the look and feel of your home. Unfortunately, many people decorate in a way that inadvertently causes a small room to feel even more cramped than before. While the art of making your home look bigger is tricky, it needn’t be complicated. So here are five simple tips to help you achieve a big look on a small budget…
Mount your TV
We’ve all been there. We buy a new flat-screen TV without thinking about its placement. So before you put that TV console or bulky media unit on the floor, try mounting it on the wall to clear up more space. It drives your eyes up and really allows for more space underneath. You’ll be amazed at how much clutter is lost.
Adding mirrors is probably one of the easiest yet most effective ways to instantly make any area feel larger. Mirrors bounce light around in a way that makes spaces feel more balanced—tricking your eye into thinking the room is bigger than it is.
Use large rugs that spread the floor
A common mistake people make is to use small rugs. All that does is visually break up the floor and divide an already small space. Instead, if you get a larger rug that covers a wide space, you can anchor all your furniture on it, ultimately brightening up your floorspace and creating the impression that the room has expanded.
Furniture with longer legs, rather than furniture that sits right on the floor
Having the right furniture placement is crucial to creating a spacious look, but simply moving your furniture around is not always enough. To make your space appear bigger, you should also incorporate furniture with longer legs. Using furniture with a nice tapered leg brings it off the ground and allows you to see the floorspace. It also brings your eyes up, and ultimately makes the space feel more open.
Consider multi-purpose furniture
If you’re short on square footage, try to buy furniture that works double-time. For example, a chair that unfolds into a bed or a sofa that doubles as storage. This will help you get the most out of your space, kick your interior design up a notch, and save you from buying tons of extra things.