Small spaces can be really tricky, and there’s usually at least one room in our homes that needs a helping hand to look and feel larger than it is – which room are you thinking about right now?!
I was recently sent this infographic that I wanted to share, as it has some fantastic tips to make small spaces look bigger. I’ve also added a few tips of my own at the end, along with some more chat about the ones I loved in the infographic – hope these give you some ideas!
So – without further ado, here it is – hope you enjoy!…
My favourite tips from this (and of my own as well!) are as follows: –
#1 – USE MULTI FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE
I love to make every item of furniture in a room work as hard as it can for me. Furniture is large and therefore takes up lots of room in a space, it’s only right that it does as much as possible to earn that position!
Why not look items that have hidden storage, or items that have double use such as a bed that turns into a desk or a coffee table that turns into a dining table?! – the list is endless, but you can find some great inventions in the shops now that will make the most of every square inch.
If you want to learn even more about multi functional furniture, why not take a look at my post all about storage beds (my particular favourite multi functional item!), and this post about hidden storage within furniture – a great way to make every item work hard for you!
#2 – LET THE FLOOR SHOW
Having your furniture raised on legs (or even wall mounted) is a great way to make the room feel larger, because your eye can see all the way to the edge of the room, rather than being stopped by the edge of the furniture item.
Things that work really well for this are bathroom cabinets, sinks, chests of drawers and beds – but any furniture will make a difference.
#3 – USE THE SAME FLOOR THROUGHOUT
If you have different flooring from room to room, the eye stops at the doorway.
This is because there is a clear line between the rooms, and so it stops the room there when you are looking around.
If, however, you have the same floor throughout, then the eye won’t stop short at the door. It will keep going and the room will automatically feel larger as a result.
#4 – USE CLEAN LINES
By this I mean don’t have too much fussy stuff around.
Keep curtains simple (blinds or shutters work even better as they have less bulk to them), and use furniture without too much detailing.
Keeping things simple will make the room feel less cluttered – and talking about clutter…..
#5 – DECLUTTER
Of course I would mention clutter!
The more bits and bobs you have around the room, the less spacious it will feel.
Let the room breathe, and only have what you really need to have on show.
Usually less is very definitely more in a smaller room…
I hope these tips have helped you think about what you could do to the smaller rooms in your home to make them feel more spacious.
P.S. – If you are starting to decorate any rooms in your home, and want even more tips and advice, take a look at THIS POST for some great interior design tips to get you started…