Making Your Rooms Bigger

There are many ways to make your home seem bigger than it is. Some will involve actually creating more space, whilst others will be simple trickery to create an illusion of space where really there is none.

First of all, it is worth understanding the benefits of extra space, whether that is real or just imagined. Extra space will make your home easier to clean and easier to navigate, removing trip hazards and making your home healthier and safer to boot. The illusion of space will help you to far more easily unwind – it may seem convoluted, but it has been proven than the less cluttered your house is or seems, the less cluttered your mind feels and the less likely you are to feel stressed.

Extra room also simply makes a home look and feel more modern and in turn often helps to make any space a great deal more attractive.

The first step to take will be to look at your bookcases and shelves. Not only will most people have far too much clutter, but they will also usually store it completely ineffectively. By creating your own bookcases based specifically on the amount of space you have, the shape of the room and even what you wish to store, you are far more likely to free up a great deal of extra wall and floor space at the same time. There are now online tools to help you design such shelves easily and quickly.

When it comes to creating the illusion of space, mirrors can play a great part, often allowing you to create the illusion of twice the amount of space. Leaving open gaps between furniture will also greatly help, whilst softer lights will help create the illusion of airy spaces.

Finally, try coordinating the colour of your room – if furniture can blend into the background, it will often feel like items have vanished altogether.

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