7 simple ways to make a small space feel huge

Transform your home with these great ideas for making a tiny space feel larger

Got a tiny living space? In the UK space is a premium, which is why many of us are looking for fool-proof ways to make our small space feel larger. From optical illusions to clutter busting solutions, there are plenty of space-saving tips to make your home feel like a palace. Here’s a few of our favourites…

1. Mirrors
This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s true. Mirrors help bounce light around the room making your space look bigger. If you don’t want to go overboard avoid hanging them up and simply prop against the wall, that way you can move it around as often as you feel like.

2. Lighting
In order to make the most out of your space ensure you have at least three working lights in every room. Light should be located a different heights, be indirect and allow your eye to move about the room. More light and more varied light is always good for a room.

3. Paint it white
Dark colors are definitely having a moment right now, but they can be tricky to work with in small spaces. Light colour tend to work best so stick to pale colors such as white, cream, and grey to keep your room scheme light, airy and open.

4. Clean your windows and let the light in
To let as much light in as possible make sure there is nothing obscuring your windows. Avoid hanging heavy curtains and opt for blinds instead. Also, remember to keep windows clean. It was lighten and brighten up any room.

5. Choose clever furniture with storage solutions
Think about multifunctional furniture. Investing in a bed with storage underneath, for example, is a good way to hide clutter and streamline a room.

6. Think vertically
Don’t let vertical space go to waste. Hang pictures, choose tall furniture and think about practical shelving solutions. A striking picture or wall hanging will draw the eye up, making a space feel more expansive than it actually is.

7. Declutter
Have a purge and get rid of anything you haven’t used in the last six months. The extra space will not only help make your home look bigger, it will free your mind too.

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