So your home is feeling a little cramped. There are spots for everything, but everything seems to be taking up more space than it should be. Apart from a whole home re-design, how can you achieve a more spacious look? Is it possible to create a spacious look even if you’ve got limited space? Of course it is. Check out these ideas to create a more spacious look in your home.
Let the Outdoors In
Do you have heavy drapes that crowd in your home? Curtains that give each room that ‘boxed in’ feeling? Your window coverings can make a room feel tiny, or give the space an open, elegant look about it. Sleek blinds and heat-beating awnings are an excellent way to bring extra space and style to your room. If you’re interested in seeing how much difference blinds and awnings can make to your home, chat to an expert, such as Stylewise Security, about your options today.
Put the TV on the Wall
Do you still have the TV sitting on an entertainment cabinet, taking up room? Giving the television its own dedicated floor space can really cramp a room. Consider putting the TV on the wall. You’ll be amazed at the space it frees up. Your entertainment cabinet will look clutter free, plus, you’ll be turning your lounge room into a better entertainment and media room.
More Efficient Storage
Do you have a set of shelves that takes up plenty of floor space but leaves a lot of wall above it free? Consider replacing wider, shorter storage furniture with taller pieces that will store things more vertically, leaving more space free for other things. If you have a cluttered coffee table, consider replacing it with one that actually includes a built-in storage space beneath the surface.
Sometimes, you just need to de-clutter. That’s right. Go through your house and be ruthless. Sometimes a place looks cluttered and not spacious because, quite simply, it is cluttered and not spacious. Try to implement some kind of system to help you determine whether something stays or goes. For example, you could try a 3-strike system where an item that hasn’t been used for three consecutive cleaning days is automatically evicted from the house. You could use this rule for people who don’t help with the cleaning too!
Go Easy on the Colour
Not enough colour makes a home look drab. Too much colour can make it look cluttered. Without a doubt, there’s a range of colours that will make your home look not only bright, but spacious. Check out a range of designer magazines and websites for ideas. Notice how they place colours, shapes and styles to create a spacious, inviting environment. When in doubt, white will create the illusion of more space, while black will make a room seem more crowded.
Do you have limited space in your home? How do you manage to keep your home spacious? If you have any handy tips not mentioned here, feel free to share them in the comments below.