Making the Most of Smaller Spaces

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Living in a small space such as a studio apartment or cramped flat can call for some creative thinking when it comes to making the most of the available room. While you may never find a solution as to where to keep all of your treasured possessions without opting for a self-storage unit or finding a relative with some attic space, there’s certainly a lot you can do to make the space feel larger.

In this post, we’ll share some of our best tips for giving smaller rooms a feeling of greater spaciousness, hopefully relieving some of that claustrophobic cramped feeling that often comes in homes short on space!

Let in the Light!

One of the quickest and simplest ways to give your home a feeling of spaciousness is to keep it as well-lit as possible.

Natural sunlight is by far the best remedy for this, so wherever there is a window to let in the light, let it shine! Move any obstructions from near the windows that may be impeding the light from entering the room and illuminating those dark and unnoticed corners.

This post by Brand Interiors shows how you can use colour and natural light to create a bright and beautiful nautical theme that is sure to enhance the aesthetic value of your home without breaking the bank!

Mirror, Mirror

The use of large mirrors when possible can go a long way towards making a room feel larger.

Placing a mirror across from a window is the best way to reflect light and make the room feel larger. Another trick is to place a large window behind a chest or end table for a glamorous effect that makes it look like a whole other space is tucked behind it.

Strategic Decorating

While darker colors make a room seem cozy, they also absorb light instead of reflecting it, making the space feel smaller. Opting for lighter colored flooring as well as wall colors will allow each room in your home to make better use of the light, reflecting it around the room and giving the space a much more ‘airy’ feel.

Our range of quality modern blinds are perfect for easily allowing more natural light into a home, especially when compared to heavy and outdated curtains. Quick, convenient and unmistakably stylish, our range is perfect for anyone living in a small space who’s looking to add a dash of extra style as well as a feeling of spaciousness!