5 Ways to Make Space in A Small Place

Having to live in a tiny home is bad enough without it having to look as cramped as it is. One of the strongest instincts people have is to fight to be free. When you are stuck with practically no space to move we often feel that our freedom is impacted. With a few clever tricks to make a space feel roomier you will soon feel that you can breathe again.

5 Ways to Make Space in A Small Place

Set the wall free

Spacing all of your furniture against the wall may end up making your area look smaller. Move a couch away from the wall and place a slim console or a small table behind it. It will instantly lend more space.

Use light colors

Painting walls in lighter colors have the effect of opening up a room while darker colors (although great for use in the design of larger spaces) will make it look smaller. Keeping to whites, creams, light greys and light blues will aid in the creation of space.

Furniture with many uses

Another secret to making an area appear larger is to keep it clutter free. When you have a limited amount of places to put things this may become hard to do. If you can get your hands on a couch that has drawers under it or that folds open with storage space for bedding and the like, you have a functional piece of furniture with usable storage all in one which means that you are saving at least one square meter of floor space right there.

Making use of monochromes

Make your area seem bigger by using different shades of the same color and see the difference it makes in the expanse appearance. Be sure to use light colors because as mentioned, it opens up a space easily.

Darken the ceiling

While a lighter color on the walls is good for the illusion of space, using a dark color on your ceiling does the same. If you make use of a stunning light fixture or an accent piece on the ceiling to boot, the eye is drawn toward it which creates the illusion of height in your room.

These are just a few of my favorites but there are many more out there and with some imagination, you will soon come up with a few ways of your own that will make it seem that you have more space in your small place.

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  1. 10th October 2017 / 1:44 PM

    Ooooh I never knew about the dark ceiling aspect…I always thought that would make things look smaller it’s almost counter intuitive. Some fab tips here.

  2. 10th October 2017 / 6:11 PM

    I never thought about putting a darker colour on the ceiling! I may have to try that in our living room!

  3. 10th October 2017 / 6:58 PM

    We have quite a big house but it seems small with all the children’s clutter. These are some great ideas x

  4. 10th October 2017 / 9:01 PM

    Great tips – our apartment is tiny and i’m forever trying to find ways to make better use of the space!

  5. 11th October 2017 / 9:12 AM

    I think multi-purpose furniture and well placed storage can make a huge difference in a small area x

  6. 11th October 2017 / 10:22 PM

    We used to live in a small apartment, so keeping it clutter free was a must – hard though! Never knew about dark ceilings, interesting! X

  7. 12th October 2017 / 1:41 PM

    The wall magazine rack is a great idea. Our sofas are constantly covered in newspapers and magazines with no home to put them in until we finish reading them – might consider something like that!

  8. 3rd November 2017 / 9:29 AM

    Lovely post. And you learn something new everyday! Didn’t realise about the dark ceiling x.

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