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Sep 27th, 2021

How to make your living space feel bigger

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Your space may be physically small, like a studio apartment for example, but it doesn’t have to feel small! There are many ways to make your small space feel bigger than it actually is. Here are a few of our favourite small apartment ideas and small room ideas that create the illusion of more space.

When in doubt, reflect

Mirrors can make a big impact in a small apartment because they can be used strategically to create the illusion of more space. Look for long or wide mirrors to really maximize the effects. The key is to place the mirrors near a window so natural light can be reflected. You can also hang a mirror to face a hallway to create the illusion of a larger space. Putting mirrors on the backs of doors is a great plan, too.

Think low

If your space has low ceilings, you can create the illusion of higher ceilings with low furniture like low couches, coffee tables and a low bed frame. This will make the room feel a lot taller than it actually is.

Try transparent

Lucite is a material used in a lot of modern furniture. It is totally transparent. Imagine a see-through dining room chair and you get the idea. Opting for furniture made out of this material is very popular online when it comes to small apartment ideas because it creates the illusion of space by making the furniture pieces appear to take up no space at all.

Fold away

A lot of people live in small, tight spaces so there’s a remarkable amount of furniture designed to stow away these days to create more space when necessary. Think murphy beds that fold up against a wall, nesting coffee tables, and folding kitchen and dining room tables.

Store upwards

Instead of cluttering your limited floor space with storage, think up. Floating shelves take up little space and can be used to store many items like books and knick-knacks in attractive ways. You can apply this principle in small bathrooms as well by using either floating shelves or an over-the-toilet storage unit.

We hope these small apartment ideas and small room ideas help you create the illusion of more space in your small space.

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