We all have that one room (or two or three…) that feels smaller than it really is or actually IS a tighter space, but still must serve a purpose to fit your family’s needs. To that end, Highlight Homes has compiled the following list of Five Ways to Make a Small Space Seem Larger:
- Lighten Up: The use of light colors and natural light creates an optical illusion that makes a small room seem larger. Pale neutrals and stark whites in your furniture, accent pieces and wall paint selections will lend a hand in transforming a room from cramped to cozy. The use of sheer curtains or no window coverings to let the natural light into the room will also help to add to the impression of a “roomier” room. If the room has no windows, consider incorporating recessed lighting to mimic the look of natural light and brighten up the space.
- Combat Clutter: Some homeowners must fight the desire to “overdesign” a living space. Too much clutter can make even the largest room in the house seem small. When dealing with a diminutive domain, keep the décor as simple as possible. Use wise organizational options – such as a coffee table with lots of drawers or a storage ottoman, along with minimal yet impactful décor – such as an incredible piece of artwork on the wall, throw pillows on the sofa, and complementary floor rug that pulls the whole room together. Avoid the urge to add too much in the way of accessories.
- Smoke and Mirrors: One of the most popular ways to make a small space seem larger is through the use of an exceedingly well-placed mirror. Light will bounce off the mirror and add to the appearance of depth in the room, particularly when placed opposite from a window. At night, make certain a lamp is angled toward the mirror to replace the loss of natural light.
- Minimize to Maximize: While overstuffed seating most definitely lends itself to the cozy factor, large furniture can seem oddly out of place and make a small room seem much smaller. Plot your furniture selection and placement carefully to complement the space. A sleek set of slipper chairs set around a side table in front of a wall of bookcases can transform a rarely used space into a beloved “book nook”.
- Seek Professional Help: A cramped kitchen or bathroom space could benefit greatly from a new floorplan that incorporates a wall or two being knocked out. But before you go and grab a sledgehammer – you may want to call in professional help. An excellent contractor with a focus on structural engineering is worth his or her weight in gold! They can tell which walls are load bearing, and can move electrical wires and plumbing, if necessary.
The talented design-build team at Highlight Homes welcomes the opportunity to help you take that small space from puny to palatial. Contact us today to schedule your no-obligation consultation. We can be reached by calling 678-873-9234, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by filling out our convenient online contact form. To learn more about Highlight Homes and our extensive list of services, please visit us at www.highlighthomesga.com.