How to Make Every Room in Your Home Look a Little Bigger

Expanding the look and size of your home takes some thought and consideration—not a sledgehammer and drywall.

While you may love and appreciate your starter home, it doesn’t take long before your space feels tight. There are ways to change this though, allowing for a maximization of space and a better feel for your home.

Use Color

Different colors make your home feel like it has more space. Darker shades tend to give more dimension to an otherwise small room.

According to House Beautiful, purple, black, and dark blues are preferred if space is your biggest concern. You likely won’t want to do anything too dramatic for fear of ruining its appearance in case you want to sell.

Painting small rooms tends to be the biggest priority for people looking to save space.

This is the highest recommendation of most interior designers. Call a professional if you have no clue what else to do with the color of your room.

Get Smart About Arranging

The way you arrange your furniture is one of the best ways you can maximize the space of your home.

This will require you not to think horizontally, but vertically. Stacking objects on top of one another, hanging items in the garage with a pulley system, and storing certain items underneath main furniture items will help manage your space.

According to Pierce Design + Build, stacking your washer and dryer can create a lot of extra room for other items.

Get creative with your storage areas. Buy multipurpose furniture items that have storage while serving their primary purpose. These are but a few of the practices you can implement into your home.

Clean Up

Another obvious problem could simply be that you haven’t cleaned up your home. Clutter can make your home much more confusing and feel smaller than it is.

If you take time to eliminate unnecessary waste, you will be able to have more room to work with.

Start by tackling one region of the room at a time—let’s say a shelf. According to the South Dakota Housing Development Authority, you should look at everything you have and decide whether each item is being used or if it’s just taking up space.

Gradually move through each part of the room. Once you have done a once-over, you can see the effect your cleaning has had overall. Small tasks accomplish big ones.

These are just a few of the many ways you can make any room look bigger.

Cleaning, arranging, and coloring your room differently are all great strategies to get that open feel you’re looking for in your home. 

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Maire Shield

Maire Shield worked for 15 years as an interior design consultant in Albuquerque and is now retired after selling her business. She now shares her experience and knowledge through blogging to help other people create a beautiful home for themselves.

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