Does your home feel small and cluttered?
Do you have too many things and don’t know how to arrange or prioritize them?
Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. We all live busy lifestyles that don’t allow us to spend enough time at home to redesign or redecorate. But at the same time, we don’t want to get home and enter a room that doesn’t appeal to our senses. There are tricks we can use to widen our private space and make it bigger, more spacious and more inviting to ourselves and our loved ones. Here’s what you could to spice things up.
Get rid of the clutter
One of the main reasons your home’s rooms seem small is because they’re packed with things. And it’s ok to love them all. But for your home to have a fresher vibe, you have to prioritize. There’s really no point in having painting everywhere, or stack boxes with no particular purpose. Take out what make you feel that your living room is too crowded; even if that means removing that huge rug you absolutely love. A small living can feel bigger without carpets. If you feel the need to cover the flooring, choose a rug that’s slightly bigger than your coffee table.
Tall & thin furniture elements
Furniture elements that are thin create the illusion that a space is bigger. Top to bottom drawers in a tiny bedroom make room for a comfortable bed, for example. Also, sleek elements add height, which is something you want to expand and create the sensation of space. Rather than have one mirror installed on a wall, choose 3 slimmer top to bottom mirrors. You’ll love the effect created. Place them on the wall opposite to the window to welcome more light, widen your bedroom.
We love warm colors that make our homes feel intimate and cozy. But when your bedroom or living room is not very spaces, these dark color combos should be replaced with lighter tones. Keep a close eye on delicate textures, pastel colorings on the walls, and ivory shades for the furniture. Focus on expanding your home’s rooms with delicate blends, and then spice things up with small accessories in striking shades. For example, an all-ivory kitchen that’s not very big can look incredibly spacious when adorned with flower pots and colorful coasters.
Since contrasting colors have the purpose to divide a space, it’s best to steer clear of making such interruptions in small areas of the home. Coordinate your walls with the colors of your furniture to emphasize fluidity, expand and widen.
Choose the best window treatments
How do we choose the best window treatments without “cutting” the windows and making our rooms seem even smaller? Even if you have small windows, it doesn’t mean you can improvise and widen your window wall? For example, place two mirror on the sides of your windows. Then, choose
See-through custom curtains for the window treatments, but without hiding the mirrors. Let them shine and create the beautiful illusion that your room is larger.
Transparent shades are excellent because they add the right amount of privacy without obstructing the light from entering your home. Make sure the fitting is correct. Window treatments that start right below the ceiling and go just below the floor add fluidity and complement any decor without sacrificing space.
As far as home accessories are concerned, you shouldn’t go over the top if your home’s rooms are small. Go for the minimalistic style that’s all about simplicity with a twist. A glass coffee table with a tall glass vase and some yellow tulips are enough in a compact living area that barely fits a sofa and two armchairs.
Bottom line is, there’s no reason to think that a tiny home can’t be converted into a comfortable, spacious living place. If you put in application at least some of the tips and tricks mentioned above, your home will double in size. And you’ll love the end result. Get inspired and start loving your new home that screams ingenuity and freshness inside out. Smaller is the new chic, and simple designs are the new sophisticated.