If there’s one thing that the vast majority of people would say that they wanted to change about their home, it’s the amount of space that they have. People want larger homes with more space to move around and more places to store their stuff. This is a pretty reasonable desire when it comes down to it, but it’s also something that can feel incredibly difficult to actually achieve.
After all, most of the time people tend to assume that, if they really want to get the most out of their home, they’re either going to have to pick up a power tool and start knocking through some walls, or pay a great deal of money to have a professional do it for you. However, there are in fact things that you can try as alternatives to this that can make your home feel much more spacious without spending money or picking up a single tool. Here are a just a few of them.
Use Light Effectively
Light might be the most powerful interior design tool that you have, and most people don’t even really think about it. This is pretty understandable because light tends to influence the way that a room feels rather than making any concrete changes to it. However, using light effectively can allow you to make any room feel brighter and more spacious. A lot of modern lighting allows you to dictate the level and quality of the light in any room to create anything from a fresh, spacious feeling, to a cosy and comfortable ambience that’s perfect for chilling out in the evening. The key is to figure out what works best for each room.
Clear Out The Clutter
If your home is full of junk and clutter, it’s not going to make the slightest bit of difference how much space you actually have. If your home is cluttered, it’s always going to feel small and cramped. The key is to be absolutely brutal when it comes to throwing things out. Ask yourself what you really can’t stand to lose and anything else can either go in the trash or get packed away to go into the loft or garage until you have more space for it.
Rearrange the Rooms
Most of the time people tend to arrange a room in a pretty specific and obvious way. Well, the truth is that the way that you have your rooms arranged might not be using the space as effectively as you could be. Think about the layout and shape of each room in your home, and ask yourself just how well you could be using it, rather than just doing whatever seems the most obvious. You’ll often find that you can get more out of a room than you previously thought possible.
The reality is that space in your home is often a matter of perception more than anything. If you can use the space that you do have effectively, rather than worrying about the lack of space in your home, then you’re going to be able to turn even the smallest home into a place that feels practically palatial.