We all would love to have a spacious home however, with the limited land, we cannot do much. However, we can of course make an illusion of a bigger space. Bigger spaces give homes great personality and life and creating spaces isn’t as hard as you think it is. So here are some simple tips and tricks to increase space in your home.
De-Clutter Your Home
This is the first and easiest step to create more space. Pick up the pile of clothes from the floor, throw away the useless bunch of letter that’s on the coffee table, pack away all your shoes that are piling up near the front door, throw away or donate all unnecessary clothes; you have so much to do. The trick to adding more space than meets the eye is by keeping the floors clean and visible. That is why it is vital that you pick the pile of clothes and put them in the laundry basket.
Once you have your floors clean, get into your closet and tables. Assign a specific place for every item and make sure you keep it there the next time you use it. Come up with a schedule to clean your house daily. Doing it for one week and if the clothes are piling up on the floor again, your entire effort will go for waste.
Build More Storage
Build vertical storage as much as possible. Make use of the top of the tall cupboards. Stack up items that you don’t use often so that you don’t have to keep climbing up a chair to get stuff down. The most frequently used items will be stored within arm’s reach. Make use of spaces that cannot be used for anything else, such as under the bed or below the staircase. Build a set of cabinets below the staircase, buy beds that have storage drawers underneath, buy tall cupboards so that more floor space can be obtained.
Hang Up Mirrors
Mirrors are a great way to create an illusion of space. Fancy mirrors can be hung in the living room above the fireplace, hallways and along the staircase. If you have beautiful scenery outside, hang a mirror close to the window so that its reflection can be seen from inside. Mirrors should be placed where natural lighting will reflect off of it. Mirrors attached by verandah builders South Eastern suburbs will give an illusion that the garden is bigger.
Play With Light
Natural lighting is the best way to make a room look bigger. Keep the windows open whenever you could. Make use of tall ceilings and hang long chandeliers that will light up the room. Use angles and dimmer effects to play with the height and dynamics of a room. Designs and painting on glass windows that will create patterns on the walls when sunlight rushes in will add so much texture to a room. Use tall lampshades to give an illusion of higher vertical space. Add a light near paintings and artifacts. This way, the masterpieces will be visible while also making the room look bigger as the focus will be on the artifacts.