Few of us are lucky enough to live in our absolute ideal home. We have to work with what we have and can afford. Usually this disparity is seen in terms of space and square footage. But this isn’t the end of the world. There are many simple, yet ingenious ways to make your home feel like a bigger space simply by utilizing the fundamentals of design. Though you won’t gain any square footage, you’ll find yourself feeling less cramped and claustrophobic.
Playing with the colors, textures and patterns is a great way to take control of feel of your place. For example, going with a monochromatic color palette will help a room feel more open and airy as opposed to a room with lots of contrast. Choosing accents such a curtains made of light fabrics and furniture with long thin, legs can also contribute to the impression that the space is a lot larger than it really is. Walls and floors can be accentuated with striped elements that help guide the eye horizontally or vertically to create the feeling of additional height or width, as well.
Mastering these simple elements of design and using the psychology to your advantage will make your space feel bigger, ultimately making you more comfortable. The guide, found below, has even more ideas for making your small space feel bigger. Apply these to your home to make it feel closer to the home of your dreams.Making Your Small Space Feel Bigger from Downtown Apartment Company