7 Clever Tricks That Will Make
Your Apartment Look & Feel Bigger

Not everyone is in a position to buy a big house or apartment – it is a rare luxury for most of us! We usually live in middle-sized or small houses and have to manage the space we have.

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Amber Moore
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March 2, 2017

That said, the small space doesn’t mean that you have to be cramped at all. With a little help from the principles of architecture and design, you can easily create a comfortable space to live in.

Here are 7 easy tricks that you can use to make your apartment look and feel bigger:

 

Use Appropriate Colours for the Space

Light colours on the walls will open up a room and make it seem bigger. Using white or pastel shades will add light to the room so people will feel more comfortable and free to move around.

If you’re feeling daring, go for dark ceilings – it will add depth when you look upward, creating the illusion of height. Colour combinations are of high importance, so consider making a colour wheel before making any decisions.

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Opt for Multifunctional Furniture

Investing in multifunctional furniture will save you an incredible amount of space, which is an obvious bonus in a smaller home. You can choose interesting and unique pieces such as vintage dressers, meaning your home doesn’t have to compromise on its charm.

An ottoman bed is a great example of multifunctional furniture that will work perfectly in a small home, providing easy access storage in an otherwise wasted space.

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Make the Most of Mirrors

You can use wide mirrors throughout your home that will reflect light around room and make it larger. You should definitely use mirrors as a chance to add artistic touches to your home – find interesting mirrors with unique frames to express your creativity.

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Incorporate Foldable Furniture

Foldable furniture is incredibly useful and, as a result, is becoming more and more popular in contemporary homes. You can use foldable furniture in most rooms, e.g. a desk in your bedroom or a table and chairs in your dining area.

By incorporating foldable furniture, your home can adapt to your needs, for example you can fold your dining table away when you need more space to entertain guests.

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Organisation is Key

In a smaller home, you don’t have space for clutter – you need to keep your space meticulously organised to keep everything running smoothly.

Try to make use of an organisational system, e.g. arranging items by height, colour, etc. so that even your storage becomes easily accessible.

If you need some inspiration, there is tons of advice available to help you.

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Let in Light

Every well-lit room will look larger than a dark one and there are a few steps you can take to ensure your room is one of them.

First, replace your thick, dark curtains with light voiles or, even better, blinds. This will allow you to close them of an evening when you want privacy, but have them open during the day to let in as much natural light as possible.

Next, add some artificial light into your home via LED down lighters – all of the brightness, none of the space taken up. You can also add candles as accessories.

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Remove Barriers

As much as possible, you should try to keep your space open-plan, opting arches rather than doorways to keep a fluid area. Think about the organisation of your furniture and keep larger objects, such as the sofa, away from doorways or windows.

Again, this will allow more light to pass through the room, but will also make more a more comfortable home that you can manoeuvre with ease.

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By applying this advice, you’ll create the spacious, stylish home that you desire, without having to relocate to a bigger house. The size of your apartment isn’t so important in the end, it’s what you do with it that matters!

You should make sure that you fill it with love and warmth, and the rest will come easily. With these tips and tricks you can really make your apartment feel bigger, and turn it in a real home.

Amber Moore

Amber Moore

Amber is a MSci Biology student at University of Southampton, and is a firm believer that pale pink goes with everything. She lives for Grey's Anatomy, beautiful Scandinavian interiors and cute puppies - or anything fluffy really!