Tips for Making a Small Space Seem Large

Sometimes interior design might seem like it’s only for people with enough space. Just because you have a smaller home, that does not mean you should ignore decorating.

  1. If you do not have the square footage to décor with large pieces, go up. Use tall and narrow furniture so the space doesn’t feel over crowded.
  2. Use chandeliers to define zones: minimal furniture will keep the space from feeling claustrophobic but then you can hang a large pendant light above to give the space depth.
  3. Some homes may have an extra, slightly awkward space transitioning from one room to the next. Don’t waste this space! Use the smaller spaces of the home for a lounging TV room. All you need is a cozy sofa, flat screen mounted to the wall or sitting on a small console, some colourful throw pillows and maybe a lamp for low lighting in the evening.
  4. While it’s true that lighter colours will make a space feel more open, white homes don’t have to feel bland. Add some bright, colourful, artsy and contemporary wall art to make the space feel alive.
  5. If you’re someone who likes to read a little before bed, mount those bedside lamps on the wall. Keep your nightstand decluttered and hang it above so you can still incorporate it in your vignette.
  6. In a narrow dining room, chairs can sometimes cause clutter. Benches along the wall are a great way to keep the space looking clean but also warm if you decide on an upholstered piece.

 

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