You don’t need to spend a ton of money on fancy interior design to make your small space look and feel bigger than it is. In fact, many of the best ways to make a smaller room look bigger are actually super simple. Here are some easy ways you can use that more compact space  to maximum effect:

1. Keep it light and bright.

If you have large windows in your home, maximise the use of natural light by keeping your curtains light and sheer to create a more ethereal atmosphere.

However, If your home lacks natural light, you can make it feel brighter by painting the walls and ceiling with the same shade of white. This will open up your space and make it look larger and airier. But, if you’re concerned that an all-white area may be difficult to maintain and comes with upkeep expenses, you might choose neutral or monochromatic colours instead. The most adaptable colour scheme is without a doubt one that features neutrals, and small spaces benefit greatly from this.

Lightly coloured curtains

2. Show some legs!

Select sofas or armchairs that sit on raised legs to help to bring a sense of light and space. When more of the floor is visible, the room appears bigger and can make even the smallest living rooms feel airy.

Raised Leg Sofas and Armchairs

3. Go low.

If you’re looking for a new way to optimise your space, consider low-level furniture. Low-level furniture creates a feeling of openness in a room simply by the fact that they leave more space above them. This creates a feeling of spaciousness, which can be quite relaxing.

4. Trust the power of illusion.

One of the simplest interior design tricks to make ANY room look bigger without breaking the budget is to include the idea of using mirrors to create the illusion of greater space in a room. Mirrors can be used to reflect light and this is especially effective in smaller spaces such as near entryways or windows—the areas where people tend to focus their attention as they move through a space.

5. Get on the floor!

When you’re designing a room, it’s important to consider the proportions of the space. If your room feels too small, try using wide flooring planks or those laid on a diagonal tangent across the room to make it appear larger than it actually is.

6. Consider the Marie Kondo method.

“To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those that have outlived their purpose. To throw away what you no longer need is neither wasteful nor shameful.”
If you’re living in a small space, there’s no room for clutter. Stop clutter before it starts. Get rid of what you don’t need. You may feel like you can’t get rid of stuff because it’s all useful and important. But trust us: if you don’t have room for it, then it is literally adding to the clutter that is making your life harder.

7. Get clever storage solutions.

Choose versatile and multi-functional furniture. They can help reduce clutter in a space. You may use them to store books, shoes, and other large objects that you can’t seem to find a place for. Check out some furniture items below that can really add style and storage space at the same time:

8. Simplicity is beauty.

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Furniture for the small space is all about proportions. While it can be tempting to fill your living room with large, heavy pieces of furniture, this can actually eat up too much of your usable space. If you’re looking for a way to make your living space feel bigger and more open, adopting a minimalist living room mindset is a great move. Opt for lighter and more flexible furniture to create a feeling of spaciousness. They are also easier to move around if you decide to rearrange things.

Conclusion

Small space living can be challenging, but with a little creativity and careful planning, you can make it work for you. The key is to get creative with the space you have. It’s all about adjustments.
You can make the most of your room and maximise the potential of your house by carefully selecting furnishings, using striking colours, and carefully planning your arrangement. Follow these space saving tips and you’ll surely transform your home into a comfortable and roomy place for you and your family.
Christine Kate Victoria
Christine is a content creator, copywriter and graphic designer. She adores everything related to interior design, décor, and design therapy. An introverted mum with an unabated love for travel, street food and massage, she loves to be in solitude and enjoys the silence that comes with it. In her free time, Christine enjoys karaoke, listening to the Beatles, or dining out with her family.