With housing prices sky rocketing and apartment rent being exorbitant, you may have had to settle for a home that’s smaller than you may have intended. However, a small square foot area is not the end of the world! It’s actually very simple to make your space seem larger than it actually is.

Lighter Floors and Ceilings

Lighter floors and ceilings will open up your space and make it seem larger than it actually is. Light coloured or white floors and ceilings will also cause light to reflect off them, making your space seem lighter and larger than it is. Some of the options to consider are floor sanding and polishing provide absolute customer satisfaction, which is a lighter wood that will reflect light.

Blackbutt timber flooring can vary in shades of light cream to a very pale brown, giving you plenty of room to play around with what might work best for your home and lifestyle. A white or cream ceiling would look beautiful and the combination of the two, would also give your home a certain finesse and give a sense of clean modern vibes throughout!

Alternative Wall Art

When decorating a small space you may not like to crowd your walls with art and photographs as it could make your space seem cluttered. Consider instead investing in one or two large statement pieces, like a large photo print or print of a favourite painting and making that the focal point of the room. Having enough blank space around wall art will also create the illusion of a larger space. An alternative to paintings or photographs, is to hang a large mirror as a statement piece. A large rectangular mirror hanging opposite a set of windows of your living room sofa will reflect both your living space and any light in the room, making it seem bigger and more spacious. An interestingly framed mirror would also then become the centrepiece of the room drawing attention away from the room’s actual size!

Bring in the Out Doors

Consider placing some indoor plants strategically on tables or mantle pieces. They will lend your space a bohemian vibe and make it seem open and airy. Consider having a small creeper near your windows or to have leaves trailing over an old chair or pantry shelf – it’ll open up your space and make even the smallest of homes seem cozy and less claustrophobic!

These simple tips can help open up any space and create the illusion of a much larger home!