6 ways to make your small space feel bigger.

We have all at some time or another been faced with the struggles of living in a small space; whether it be storage, room to froclick, or the sense of claustrophobia that seems to perpetually linger. With this in mind, here are 6 tips for you to combat your tiny-home-syndrome, and create a space that is comfortable for you and your family.

1- Look into the light! More specifically, make use of the natural light in your home to create the effect of a more open space. This means pulling back those curtains and letting some light into your little home, so your furniture dust is on full display for all the world to see. Another tip to accent this is the addition of a mirror adjacent to an open window, which will reflect the outdoor scene and have a similar expansive effect.

2 – Decluttering is a must for small spaces. By keeping your surfaces majorly unoccupied, you can put more emphasis on the pieces that you want to draw attention to. This doesn’t mean your home can’t be cozy, it definitely should be cozy, it just means utilizing the space you have carefully so that the pieces you display aren’t lost to the clutter.

3 – Hanging plants are one of the easiest ways to open up a space. They add so much love and light to your home, and because they hang from the ceiling, your surfaces can remain clear, tidy and even occupied by things that accent your new plant babies.

4 – Keep your walls and floors similar light and neutral tones! This creates the effect of an elongated space that doesn’t end, but rather expands and grows with the room.

5 – Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves are another simple way to make the most of a small space. By creating the contrast of a bookshelf to wall height, you are adding depth to the room, and creating the effect of a higher ceiling.

6 – Finally, tip #6 is all about utilizing your space so that you can fully enjoy all that it has to offer. Foldable furniture, hidden storage and expandable dining tables are a few that can really elevate your space. A hidden door is also a great addition to any room, especially when it leads nowhere and it’s just for fun.

Hopefully these 6 easy tips are useful for you and your family, and you have a better idea of how to utilize your small space moving forward!