Few of us are fortunate enough to live in the home of our dreams. Meaning that most of us have to make the best of what we can afford for our living situation. In many cases, this means living in a space that may be a bit smaller than we’d prefer. But unless you have serious space issues like sharing 1 bathroom between 8 people, coping with a small living space can be done with a few easy to follow steps!
No matter your space or place, there are a lot of simple yet effective techniques that you can make to make your place feel that much bigger. Though you won’t be gaining any square footage, you’ll find yourself feeling less cramped and claustrophobic.
One way to take control of your spot is to alter the color, textures and patterns. Changing this part of the design is a fundamental way to affect how you and others feel while living in it. For example, going with a monochromatic color palette will help a room feel more open and airy. Something that can’t be said for a room with lots of contrast.
Choosing accents such a curtains made of light fabrics and furniture with long thin, legs can also contribute to the impression that the space is a lot larger than it really is. Walls and floors can be accentuated with striped elements that help guide the eye horizontally or vertically to create the feeling of additional height or width, as well.
Accepting your small space doesn’t have to mean feeling like you’re always trapped in a phone booth. Mastering some simple elements of design and using psychology to your advantage can help small spaces feel much larger — ultimately making you more comfortable in them. The accompanying guide contains many ideas for making a small space feel bigger. Apply them to your home and it will feel much closer to the dream space you’ve always wanted.