You could be living in a one-bedroom studio or you could be living in a 4 bedroom mansion. Chances are you still need more space in your home. With house prices increasing there’s never been a better time to get creative when it comes to making more space in the home. Today we will be looking at some of the better ways of making room in your home.
Add mirrors to your home
Mirrors may not physically add more space to your home but they do make it look larger and brighter. Adding mirrors in your home will make the room feel much bigger than it is, especially if it’s a large mirror.
Restaurants all use this trick to make their restaurants look more spacious as mirrors are cheap and can have a dramatic effect. If you need more space in your room and you can’t physically add it then the mirror trick is something you should try.
Get the right type of furniture
When most people purchase furniture for their home they primarily look at furniture which they like best and not what works with the space they have. Filling your small rooms with large furniture is one of the quickest ways of cluttering your homes.
Instead of cluttering your rooms, choose furniture that compliments the space. You can do this by purchasing furniture that fits the space. For example, instead of getting a 6 seater chair which takes up the entire room, try splitting the seating up and having a 4 seater and a 2 seater. You still get the same number of seats but you can arrange the furniture better so there is more walkway space.
Instead of large dining tables, you can also incorporate furniture that can be attached to the wall and folded away when not in use.
Buy more storage
You can purchase storage units for your home or you can also hire external storage units where you can store items which you don’t use as often.
If you have items that you love and can’t bear to throw away then a self storage unit is a great way of keeping these items safe without them cluttering your room.
If you don’t need a self storage unit you can opt for buying furniture with storage within it. Bathroom cupboards, ottomans and even under the stairs are all places where you can add additional items to make your room look and feel less cluttered. Getting rid of clutter is key to making more space in your home.
Add larger windows
Just like mirrors, adding larger windows to your home or better lighting can make a room feel larger and give the elusion of more space. Adding larger windows to your home can be expensive though so this could be the last resort before moving into a larger home.
Create multifunctional rooms
When it comes to space, combining room ideas can often free up more room. Sure it’s probably ideal to have different rooms for different purposes but this can take up too much room. Instead of having separate rooms, combine them to save space.
A great example of this is to combine your bedroom and home office. By doing this you are freeing up one of these rooms to be used as something else or additional storage space. You may not want to do this as working in the same room as you sleep can be disruptive for some but if you can combine these rooms then it’s a small sacrifice to gain some of your home back.
Final thoughts on creating more space in your home.
Creating more space in your home is vital if you don’t want to move or don’t have the budget to do so. Depending on where you live, an extra room could cost you hundreds of thousands and let’s face it, you will more than likely fill that room up in time too.
Carrying out the tips above will allow you to make more space in your home so you don’t have to move just yet. A final tip would be to give your home a decluttering every few months.
Decluttering your home will allow you to keep your home clean, and spacious and will allow you to enjoy it more than you do now. Decluttering your home takes effort and time