5 Tips to Make Your Small Space Look Large

Sep 20, 2016

Almost everyone could use a little more space in their home. The problem is more space usually means more money. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to affordably make your space feel much larger than it really is. The Timbercreek Communities blog team is here to help you make the most of your living space with these 5 tips to make your small space look large.

Hang curtains from the top of the wall

Placing your curtains high above your window, just below the ceiling is a great way to create the illusion of larger windows and more space. Make sure to use the right size and length of curtain rod and curtains -- so that they don’t block any light when they are open and make the room feel smaller.

1Opt for sofas and armchairs with raised legs

Rather than bulky, heavy furniture that sits on the floor, opt for furniture pieces with legs that raise it off the floor. Think ‘floating’ shelves and bedside tables. This allows light to flow beneath and makes the room feel light, airy and more spacious.

Go for fabrics and rugs in small prints or plain colours

In smaller spaces, use small prints or plain colours for fabrics and rugs. This will visually expand the room by creating a single, unified effect. You’ll want to go for lighter colours as dark colours in a small space can make the room feel oppressive and heavy.

Include mirrors in your space

This is one of those tricks for making a room feel larger that has been passed down for generations. It really works. Well placed mirrors can make a room feel much larger than it is. Large mirrors can be expensive, but the same effect can be achieved by placing several smaller mirrors together. If you paint their frames the same colour, the look will feel organized, rather than cluttered.

Make use of hidden storage and multi-purpose items

Clutter is the enemy of a small space. Hidden storage and multi-purpose furniture can be purchased or built to keep clutter at bay and make the most of limited space. Consider coffee tables, ottomans, headboards and more, as storage opportunities. You’ll have the clean, organized and airy feel that makes your space seem much larger and more livable.

Don’t let a cluttered small space cramp your style. The blog team at Timbercreek Communities hopes this week’s post helps you make the most of your living space. For more information on Timbercreek Communities for rent across Canada, please visit our website.

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