How to make your home feel more spacious

How to make your home feel more spaciousYou don’t need to start knocking down walls in your home to make it feel more spacious. If you have an enclosed area that you want to open up, there are some simple things you can do to help make the area feel larger than life.

Colour me light

Colour has a dramatic effect on perceived space in a room. Lighter colours can help make a room feel bigger, whereas darker colours can make it feel more closed in. In smaller rooms it’s best to opt for whites and pastel shades.

Mirror, mirror

Most people will have noticed the sense of space that mirrors can create. Mirrors are cheap, easy to install and can be placed on walls, cupboards or splashbacks. Reflective surfaces can have a similar effect too.

Improve natural lighting

The reason that light colours and mirrors make rooms feel bigger is because they help bring more light into a room. Another way to increase a room’s natural light is by installing extra windows or a skylight.

Hideaway clutter

Clutter will always make spaces feel more confined than they are. Add shelves, cupboards, draws or other methods of storage to help hide away your clutter and create extra space in a room for the things you want to show off.

Carefully consider furniture

When you only have a small space to work with you need to keep your furniture streamlined. Transparent furniture could be an option (e.g. clear coffee tables) or you could use furniture that does double duty such as hidden storage in beds, or a bookcase that doubles as a room divider.

For more home tips and tricks keep following our I Love Bacchus Marsh blog, or feel free to come and have a chat to one of the team at Professionals Arbee Real Estate in Bacchus Marsh.