If you dream of living in a bigger home, you are not alone. Sadly, the harsh reality is that most people have to settle for a slightly smaller property than they’d ideally like. On a brighter note, the right approach to home decor can make yours feel bigger and better than ever.
Follow the six simple steps below, and you should regain control of the property in no time:
The first step towards creating a more spacious looking home is to remove unnecessary items. If you have been guilty of hoarding products, you can probably sell them to generate a significant cash injection. Better still, it claws back valuable space. In today’s world, further upgrades include using paperless billing and digital streaming services.
With fewer items to clutter the space, each room will gain a larger atmosphere.
2. Make Smart Furniture Choices
Selecting the right types of furniture for your home can have a telling influence on the overall vibe. The two best ways to do more with your furniture are to choose compact pieces or find items with hidden storage. Compact side tables take up less room than a traditional coffee table, for example, leaving more space for living. Ottomans are another great feature.
Products that are retractable or can be folded up are popular for small rooms too.
3. Embrace the Garden
When hoping to make more of the home as a whole, you should be eager to embrace every area. If you are blessed with a garden or outside space, it’s vital that you make the most of it. Whether it’s finding a new hobby, building an annex, or creating a spot for entertaining guests is up to you. Either way, it will take the strain away from internal rooms.
The fact that it can make your home the envy of the neighbours is a bonus.
4. Lose the Guest Room
On a similar note, if you have a guest room, give it a purpose. Leaving it as a spot for your parents to stay during their annual visit is such a waste. You could turn it into a gym, an extra bathroom, a playroom, or an office. The extra function feels like gaining a whole new room for the property. With the right preparations, you can find extra storage space too.
It’s a simple move that adds value to your life as well as the property.
5. Use Your Walls
Even when you put the above strategies in place, you cannot escape the fact that you need to create additional storage space around the home. Your walls can be used to great effect. Wall-mounted shelving can work wonders compared to bulky display cabinets. Likewise, wall-mounted TVs will save valuable space in the living spaces.
It is a move that can also be used in bedrooms and other rooms.
6. Keep the Home Clean
Finally, you should invest in regular cleaning. A tidy home is a happy home that will take on a larger vibe. Thanks to robotic vacuums and a range of advanced appliances, a large percentage of the hard work is done for you. When supported by lighter shades and increased natural lighting, the results are amazing.
You’ve got this!
*Photos by EKATERINA BOLOVTSOVA