A small space doesn’t mean there’s a lack of options to decorate, redesign or maximise the space you have. Try these 10 easy tricks to help you maximise your square footage today.
We are always on the lookout for ideas that can make our homes appear more spacious and harmonious. This is especially true if you believe in fengshui to balance the 5 elements (earth, wood, water, fire and metal) in the home. Think of fengshui as a little like astrology. Most of all, your space should be inviting, calm and personalised with your favourite things in the room.
Here are our top 10 ideas to make your apartment look bigger and more spacious.
1. Lighter and Brighter Flooring Colour
Flooring plays a very important role in making your apartment look spacious and bright. Lighter and brighter coloured floors help make your apartment look more spacious, while dark floors make an apartment look smaller.
2. Paint Your Walls in Lighter and Brighter Colours
Similar to your flooring, your wall colour also has an important role to play in giving your apartment a spacious look. Therefore, paint your walls in bright and light colours.
3. Minimal Furniture
If you stuff your apartment with too much furniture it would make your apartment look smaller than it is. Instead of having too many furniture pieces in your apartment opt for fewer and multipurpose furniture that are not too bulky. Add a couple of plants to bring some nature into your home.
4. Use Striped Rugs to Elongate the Look of your Space
Stripes help elongate therefore, use stripped rugs in spaces you need to appear larger than they are. If you like other patterned rugs, they also do a good job at making your space look bigger.
5. Match the Colour of Your Furniture with your Wall
Matching your furniture colour with your wall colour will also produce a more spacious feel to any room. Therefore let some classic combination matching do the trick.
6. The Magic of Mirrors
Mirrors are the perfect way to help create that spacious look to your apartment. You can consider making use of one full length mirror or multiple small ones to achieve the desired look in your apartment.
7. Buy Furniture that are Versatile
Invest in furniture that can be folded, wheeled away, stacked, or tucked under your bed when they are not in use. This will help your apartment become more neat and spacious when everything has it’s purpose or hidden away.
8. Avoid Window Treatments
Bare windows can actually give the illusion of spaciousness. Therefore, if you can, don’t opt for any window treatment for small apartments, or at least keep an open concept and don’t hide any large windows in the living room space.
9. Go for Clear Furniture
Clear furniture is a great way to give your apartment a more spacious and modern look. Keep it simple like going for a clear table and even clear shower curtains to illuminate more light in small spaces.
10. Don’t Fill Up All the Shelves
You don’t have to fill up all the exposed shelves in your apartment with stuff. We know, it’s hard, and a really bad habit for everyone to fill all available surface space with some display items or to leave stuff around the house. Try to put things away once you’re home and consider leaving some empty space as it will give your apartment a spacious, clean look.