Living in a big city makes people uneasy to find a new place to live. There is only a little land in the city that can be built for a house. At the end, house nowadays are offered in smaller size. However, you shall no worry because there are so many creative ways to make it feel bigger than it looks.
1. Install A Unique Ceiling Light – Let People Focus More on The Height
Rather than blaming the house for being so small, let’s try to figure out how to make it bigger. People tend to see around to know how big the house it. You can give a little trick inside your house, so it looks bigger than it is.
Get yourself a unique, one of a kind ceiling light (flush mounts, chandeliers, kids’ lighting, and so on). Put it exactly in the middle of the house, so people will draw their eyes upward and unconsciously, it will add height to your house
2. Clean the House, or Declutter (Even Better)
By any chance, when was the last time did you declutter at your house? Let’s go with easier question, when was the last time did you clean the house? The longer you keep your house messy, dirty, and unclean, the more things you will add inside your house.
Of course, it will make it smaller by the time. Spend your weekend by grabbing that trash bag and start to explore the house. There are many things you can clean and declutter to make your small house feel bigger.
3. In a Less Light Area or Dark Walls, Put Mirrors to Give Spacey Feeling
Mirror mirror on the wall, give spacey feeling for all. Too much less light area and dark walls inside the house can make your house looks smaller than it actually is.
Mirror is very helpful in overcoming this issue. Putting one or two mirrors in those two kind of places can help your house looks bigger. Mirrors will allow you to reflect the light from the window and also make an illusion of more space.
4. Exposed-Legs Furniture Make The Space Feel Wider
While spending your weekend on furniture shop, try to find some which have no skirts. Skirts will make your furniture looks huge. At the end, it will look like eating more space. Beds, sofas, and chairs, find the type that expose the legs. It creates an extra space illusion for your room, and make the space feel wider.
5. Big Size of Furniture Apparently Makes House Look Bigger
It might sound unbelievable when you read this point, but that’s the fact. Rather than putting some classic chairs in your living room, it is way much better to put one large sofa. It looks bigger, but it takes less space than the group of chairs.
Those tiny chairs take less space individually, but when they gather, they will take more space than they should. Instead, big size furniture like the sofa, it takes only one big size. You can use the rest to make the house wider.
6. Put Some Rugs Will Create The Illusion of More Space
Don’t worry about having small houses. There are many ways to have some tricks to make it looks bigger. One of the ways is by having some rugs. It’s not the rug that Aladdin has in the story.
Simple rug will be more than enough to “create” more space. You can put it under the dining table, in the middle of living room, in the kids’ room, or any place that you think need more space.
7. Don’t Lean One One Big Light, Put Some More
People tend to turn one big lamp for lighting the house. It is cheaper, of course. In addition, it’s no need to maintain too much stuff. It is true; turning one big light will allow you to light big area cheaper.
However, you might have to lose the opportunity to make your house wider. Having a few more small lamps to let the light hit evenly will make the room more expansive. It works the best for the area inside your house that has a little natural light.
8. Put Bigger Wall Décor Instead Many Small Ones
The rule for the wall décor is different than the lights. For the lights, the more the better. Otherwise, for wall décor, the less the better.
It seems nice to put some family pictures hanging on the wall; last year holiday, last month party, last week celebration, and more. As the time goes by, it turns out that the wall is full of pictures and make the whole room feel so small. Simply put one big picture to make the room bigger.
9. Decorative Accents Are Better in Bigger Size As Well
Following the rules of wall décor, decorative accents are supposed to have less but bigger, rather than more in smaller size. The more accents you have, the more people think like the house needs to be cluttered. Mix and match decorative accents are two things you must learn to create an illusion of more space inside the house. Let the room “breathe” more by removing unnecessary decorative accents.
10. Floor-to-ceiling Curtains Can Make The Ceiling Looks Higher
Another way to trick your small house and make it bigger is by putting specific certain in the house.Short curtains will make the house feel so short and less space. Instead, putting floor-to-ceiling curtains is a better option. It will sweep the whole wall down to the floor. Instantly, the ceiling will seem higher than it is.
11. Get Some Multi-Functional Furniture or Hidden Storage
Some stuff are meant to be kept until the time it can be used. Rather than putting them in a show case, it’s much better if you have hidden storage or multi-functional furniture to keep them for a while. Nowadays, furniture manufactures start to make that kind of furniture, so people can save more space in the house. Finding the right storage and furniture will help you a lot in saving more space at home.