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Dec

How to Make the Most Out of a Small Space

If you live in a small space, you know firsthand that adding one piece of furniture or adding a certain color can immediately restrict your space, forcing a room to look even smaller than it was when you started. Luckily, for you I have some tricks to share to help you transform your small space into something bigger and better without any home additions!

Windows & Natural Light: More windows naturally makes a room look larger because you don’t feel surrounded by four walls and have something to look out into.  The light from the windows will also help widen your space.

Tip: If you’re feeling adventurous, add a sky light to your ceiling. This will create the illusion that your ceilings are higher than they really are, which in turn makes a room feel larger.

Innovative Furniture: Furniture that also doubles as storage is a great way to create more space. You definitely have to be creative when working with a smaller space, which can be challenging, but also rewarding. Find furniture pieces that can also act as something else… Less can be more!

Tip: An ottoman that also folds up into a table, or a couch that has a hidden component to store things in is a great way to make the best of your space.

Reflection Pieces: Glass/mirrors are one of the less expensive and effective ways to trick the eye into thinking a space is bigger than it really is.  The reflection of mirror and glass pieces creates somewhat of an optical illusion and allows you to open up your space. Mirrors and glass accents are also something that you can incorporate into any room!

Tip: Hang a mirror in your hallway to make it look wider than it really is.

Lighter Tones: Light colors are one of the easier ways to transform your space into something bigger and better.  Light-toned colors will enhance the light coming in naturally from your windows, which gives the impression of a larger space. This goes for furniture as well as the colors of your walls. White walls are desirable for small spaces.

Tip: Buy some furniture pieces that are the same color (or slightly off) as your walls. This will help blend things together and widen your space.

 

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Resources:

https://www.point2homes.com/news/canada-real-estate/5-design-tricks-make-small-spaces-feel-bigger.hhttml