How To Create Space in Smaller Homes

Our friends over at Keepmoat Homes are experts in creating the illusion of space in small homes, here they explain how to give your home the impression of airiness.

Smaller homes often come with the perception of being cluttered, but this doesn’t have to be the case. We have compiled some of our favourite tips on how you can create the spacious feel of a mansion in bijou surroundings. 
 

1. Become storage savvy 

Many people underestimate how much storage they can create in their home. If you are furnishing your home from scratch, why not invest in some good quality pieces that already contain space saving solutions such as coffee tables with drawers and divan beds, useful for even the smallest of bedrooms. In your hallway or utility room, assemble a coat rack to ensure your jackets don’t become strewn over the living room, and buy a quirky letter tray to ensure that all of your postage is organised. We particularly like this cute, vintage inspired, letter tray from Not On The High St

2. Become a master of illusion 

Don’t let the size of your room dictate to you how it makes you feel – there are plenty of ways to give the illusion that your room is much bigger than what it actually is. Bright colours on the walls and floors, made popular recently by Scandinavian inspired design, can help make the room feel light and airy. 

By buying large, statement furniture, you actually create the look of more space and less clutter than if you buy several pieces of smaller furniture. If you are on the hunt for a new sofa, why not purchase a corner sofa which can be both practical and stylish. You can also steal this idea for your walls. Buying a large and loud piece of statement art can help make the room feel huge and be a great talking point for your art savvy guests! 

3. Say ‘goodbye’ to old loves

You’ll be amazed at how much you own so suppress your inner hoarder and have a huge spring clean. If an item doesn’t have a purpose and you haven’t used it in a year, chances are you don’t need it– and yes…that means getting rid of some of the clothes you have accumulated over the years! Getting up early in the morning and taking your old items down to a car boot sales is great way to earn some extra pennies too – after all, one “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure!” 

4. Embrace the light

Make the most out of all the natural light that comes into your home. A great way of doing this is to ensure that you have a mirror in every room to enable light to bounce around. Natural light won’t magically create space however it will add dimension and the impression that the room is much larger than it actually is.

Using track and hanging lights not only reduces clutter but also looks super stylish. We really love the industrial style that is growing in popularity at the moment, and these lights from Garden Trading are perfect for that urban feel. 
Have you got any space saving tips? We would love to hear them – just comment below.


For more advice and tips on how to make your house into a home, visit www.firsthomenews.co.uk


 

This article was kindly provided by Keepmoat Homes ®  

Publish date: 19/02/2016