Home is a place where you feel relaxed and comfortable and the square feet don’t really matter much as long as your house gives you that feeling of a home. However, there are several ways through which you can make your small house or apartment look bigger. It is a common human psyche that small spaces make us feel suffocated and tense while bigger wider spaces make us feel more relaxed. There are many things that can be done to make your house seem bigger.
The first and most important this is the paint off the walls of your house. Colour has an effect on our brains and they respond to it. Small houses or apartments may seem bigger if the walls are painted white or in neutral colors. Lighter colors give the illusion of wider spaces. Another option is to go monochromatic and use the shades of a neutral color for painting your walls, furniture, and other things.
Going for a popping dark ceiling color also tricks you into having the room look bigger. Your walls are of neutral or white paint but your ceiling can be of a darker color. A darker ceiling will create the illusion of depth while the white walls will make space look bigger.
Another thing you can do is install a full sized mirror on one side of the room. This is a simple trick which also gives the illusion of a bigger and wider space. Try to keep your walls well organized if you place wall art or pictures on them. Try to keep the things you place on the wall to minimal. Having too much on your walls also gives a more congested look.
The next important thing is the placement of furniture in your home. Try to buy light weight furniture which is multifunctional and places it in such a way that there is breathing room around it. Try to buy small bits of furniture which can be angled in such a way that it gives a more open effect to your room. Buying folding chairs and tables is also a good option for small houses.
Lighting plays a very important role in making spaces look bigger. Try to have more open windows and keep the curtains or drapes open so the inside of your house is well lit during the daytime. If you require privacy, then try using light colored drapes. Install some good white light bulbs or lamps which you can turn at night time. You can also light up some candles to give your house a more comfy look and feel.
Another thing you can do is color coding your things. Try to organize your stuff according to size and color. This can greatly help with giving your things a well-organized and streamlined look instead of the look of a disastrous pile of things. By bringing order and organization to your home you will create the illusion of making it look bigger. Unordered and messy spaces also make an already small space look more congested and overcrowded.