After potentially spending an uncharacteristic amount of time indoors over the past year, it’s possible your home is starting to feel a little cramped, cluttered and claustrophobic. Well, you’ll be pleased to know there are a few simple steps you can take to modify your rooms and create the illusion of more space.
Here are our five suggestions to help you open up and breathe new life into your home…
This is one of the easiest and most cost-effective solutions, that anyone can do. Make sure everything in your home is neat and tidy, and more importantly has a place. If all your belongings are strewn all over, it’s bound to make the space feel much smaller.
Another great way of organising is to purchase built-in furniture, which allows you to customise it to fit into your surroundings perfectly.
Mirrors are a simple yet effective way to make your home feel bigger. Creating the illusion of space by reflecting light and bouncing it across the whole room, which produces extra depth to any area. Plus, a large, statement mirror could be the perfect finishing touch you’ve been searching for.
Redecorating your property may seem like a large and laborious task, but it is well worth it. If the walls in your house are starting to feel dark and dull, consider repainting them with brighter colours like whites, creams, yellows or pastel shades.
Double duty furniture
If your room already lacks space, you should try to avoid overfilling it with bulky furniture. Of course, some items are essential – and you cannot have an empty room – but try finding furniture that serves a dual purpose such as ottomans and beds with extra storage underneath to hide away items you don’t necessarily want on display.
The addition of glass doors is a more expensive – but the most effective – way to create the illusion of space in your property. If you replace traditional wooden doors with glass ones, this not only creates a contemporary feel, but also opens up your whole house. It produces a seamless flow through your space by removing all barriers produced by doors.
These ideas are by no means the only ones to add space to your property, but they are a great starting point. Play around with the area and see what works for you.
If you’re still struggling to find space in your home, perhaps it’s time to explore properties with a roomier feel. Call the Applegate team today if you’re tempted to make your next move.