For most families, the more space you can have in your home, the more comfortable your family will be. However, just because you might need more space doesn’t mean that it’s going to be easy to come by, especially if you live in a large city or have a large family.
To combat this, many families need to find a way to make do with the space they have, regardless of how large it may or may not be. And while you might not be able to change much of the structure if you live in an apartment or condo, the right interior design within your condominium or apartment can make things much easier to live with.
So to help you make the most of the home you have to work with, here are three tips for making a small home appear larger inside.
Keep Things Closer To The Ground
Making a room appear like it has more height to work with is a great way for each room to seem like there’s more living space available. But because it’s not easy to raise the roof on most structures, you’ve got to use some design trickery to achieve this appearance.
To do this, Justine Hand, a contributor to Remodelista.com, recommends that you bring in furniture and other design elements that keep things closer to the ground. By keeping a low profile for the design of your rooms, there will appear to be more space above you than there actually is.
Bring In Some Mirrors
Another design trick that many decorators and designers use to make a room appear bigger is to strategically place mirrors around the space.
According to Brian Patrick Flynn, a contributor to HGTV, having mirrors in your space can create the illusion that the room is larger than it actually is as parts of the room are reflected back on themselves. Additionally, the right mirror can even make a room seem like it had an additional window or door, which can also make the space feel larger and more open. Consider something like HD mirrors to add in some light as well.
Embrace Texture Rather Than Color or Patterns
When thinking about the color palette of a small living space, Coral Nafie, a contributor to The Spruce, recommends that you try to find interesting textures to use in the space rather than opting for dramatic colors or patterns. Strong colors or patterns can often make a room feel busier, which isn’t great if you want your small space to appear bigger.
If your family is living in a small space that you’d like to feel is bigger than it actually is, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you achieve this design goal.