Making a Small Space Feel Bigger

Ways to Make a Small Space Feel Bigger

Ways to Make a Small Space Feel Bigger

If you’re living the dorm life, or have a smaller bedroom/apartment, then you’d probably love to have some extra space (I know I would!). While we can’t always go and get a bigger space, there are ways to make that small area feel bigger. By making a few tweaks here and there, you can transform a small room or apartment into a more spacious and inviting area. With this article, I’ll show you five ways to make that small space look and feel bigger. The best part about these small-space hacks? They’re easy to do and they won’t break the bank!

1) Light walls = bigger space

This is probably the number one hack to re-making a small space! Painting your walls with light shades will make a room feel so much bigger. Soft whites, beiges, grays, greens and blues are great shades to consider if you want to open up your small space.

2)  Mirrors!

If painting your walls is the number one hack for opening up a space, then adding mirrors is probably hack number two. Mirrors are a great way to create the illusion of more space in a bedroom, bathroom, living room, etc. Try leaning a full-length mirror against a wall for a chic, minimalist touch to your bedroom!

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3)  Similar shades

A monochromatic look will make for a clean, put-together space that feels spacious. Remember hack number one, where I mentioned light shades? Well using those neutral colors is great for curtains, bedding, and home accessories too! There’s no need to make your whole area stark white (unless you like that, of course), but by including soft neutrals in the room, you can open up the space and include pops of color in smaller ways, like art pieces and plants.

4)  De-clutter

Mama wasn’t just being naggy when she told you to clean your room; clutter can build up and make a small space feel even smaller. “Clutter” isn’t just the pile of clothes that’s been sitting on the floor for weeks - it can be the accumulation of items that can fill up a room too, like books, art, and shelves. By cleaning up all of the extra stuff that isn’t actually needed in the room, you can easily open up the space a little more.

5) Strategic storage

With a smaller space, it might feel like you’ll have to give up some room for storage. However, with the right shelving, cubes, and drawers, you can have just the right amount of storage needed without taking up all of the room’s space. Storage cubes are a great way to put away clothes, shoes, and other items without sacrificing too much space. Try including some storage cubes with a pop of color or fun design to add a fun accessory to your room that doubles as an organizing tool!

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