9 Hacks to Make Your Small Home Appear Larger

If you have a small home that feels cramped and claustrophobic, you may have dreams about the day that you can finally knock down “that” wall. Before you pick up the sledgehammer and get to work, try these 9 tricks for making your home feel roomier.

  1. Brighten it up – Light paint colors and furniture will instantly make your home feel bigger and cleaner.
  2. Utilize mirrors – Hanging mirrors will multiply your space and make it appear bigger than it is.
  3. Build up – Adding floor to ceiling shelving and extending your kitchen cabinets all the way up draws the eye skyward and gives the appearance of taller ceilings.
  4. Keep it simple – Less furniture and more wall space will naturally make a room feel bigger and more inviting.
  5. Functionality – A great trick to keeping the clutter to a minimum is to use multi-purpose furniture, like a coffee table that doubles as extra seating or storage.
  6. Showcase your windows – Natural light brightens up a room, and keeping curtains drawn back and blinds up lets that light shine through.
  7. Elevate your furniture – Furniture that is lifted at the bottom helps your room feel taller and ceilings appear higher.
  8. Hang big art pieces – Choose to hang one or two large pieces as opposed to a gallery wall to give the appearance of a larger room.
  9. Simplicity always wins – Less is more. Having less clutter will not only make your home seem bigger, but it will promote peacefulness as well.