Maximising Space at Home

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Maximising Space In Small Homes

27 Apr , 2015  

Whether you live in a loft apartment, a heritage terrace or a small duplex maximising space is most certainly something that’s on your mind.

Today, many of us live in small homes and so maximising the amount of space we have is really important. Here we’ll talk about a number of clever ways to create the illusion of more space and other ways in which you can add it by making savvy design and decorative decisions.

Multipurpose furniture

Storage ottomans, coffee tables with draws and lounges with storage are all items that come to mind as soon as I think of multipurpose furniture. This is one way in which you can increase the amount of storage in your home, without having to buy an endless amount of large plastic tubs or have a negative impact on your home’s décor.

Maximise natural light

The lighter and brighter your home, the bigger it will feel. Get rid of heavy drapes and go for lightweight window coverings that allow the light to pass through. In areas where there isn’t much light and no window, consider installing a LED panel light. These lights are great for creating the illusion of a skylight and have become increasingly popular in the last few years.

Utilise reflective surfaces

Large mirrors are great for creating the illusion of more space in a small home. Carefully position a large wall mirror so that it elongates the room and makes it appear bigger and more spacious.

Minimise clutter

This is an obvious one but a really important point to mention. Clutter makes a room feel small so pack away excess nick-nacks and instantly experience your living areas expand. Here are even more reasons and ways to keep on top of clutter.

Use correct lighting throughout your home

Just like natural light during the day helps to open up small rooms and spaces, at night you want to have the right layers of light working in your home to maximise every inch. Illuminate dark corners with stylish floor lamps and use pendant lighting that doesn’t bulk up or crowd the ceiling space.

Bring the outdoors in

Indoor plants add a level of freshness to any home and make small living areas appear brighter and more open too.

Utilise lighter colour palettes

Lighter colours make homes appear bigger. If you’re a fan of darker shades try to keep them to a minimum by painting the walls a light colour and incorporating light coloured furniture throughout your home.

You want your home to feel cosy, but not too much so. By using these simple tips you’ll be able to maximise the space in your home while also creating the illusion of more room instantly.

Featured Image: Mooi Raimond Pendant LED Light

Katie Preston Toepfer

Content Contributor at GoLights
Katie Preston Toepfer is an author, freelance writer and content coordinator at GoLights. GoLights is an Australian owned and operated online lighting retailer providing residential and commercial customers with high quality lighting solutions.

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