How to Make Your Home Feel Bigger
Over the past year, most of us have spent more time at home than ever before. Whilst puzzles, baking and zoom quizzes were an extremely popular pastime for many, others chose to spend their time in lockdown focusing on home improvements. Whether it was the realisation that the cosy space someone once spent evenings in actually felt a little too cramped, that they suddenly hated the decor or that they simply had more time on their hands, there were plenty of reasons as to why people decided to transform their home.
From home offices to whole home renovations, projects of varying sizes flooded social media. In fact, home renovations and DIY projects are still massively popular. If you’ve felt inspired to make changes or you’re feeling a little cramped, then you’ll be pleased to know that making small improvements to your home can completely alter the space.
Here at Spires Interiors, we work closely with our clients to help them transform their homes. Our highly experienced, knowledgeable team is skilled in maximising every inch of space. Below, we’ve compiled a list of ways to make your home feel more spacious…
Getting organised and sorting through any clutter that’s built up is a great way to free up some space and make your home feel bigger. Most people also find that getting rid of things they no longer need is a freeing exercise! You might find that you’re holding onto possessions that are in great condition but you no longer use them. To free up some space, you could sell or donate these items. If you come across sentimental items that you can’t bring yourself to part with, you could try to find a more suitable storage solution. This will not only help you declutter and free up some space but you might end up finding a safer place to store something precious.
Whilst natural lighting is always a great way of opening up a space and making everything feel brighter and fresher, sometimes it’s simply not an option. If you have limited natural light coming into your home, you can combat this by lighting up dark corners and having multiple light sources. Rather than just relying on a ceiling light, you could purchase some lamps that fit in with interior and furnishing choices. As well as making the room feel larger, it can also create a relaxed ambience.
Colour Scheme and Decor
A lighter colour scheme has the potential to make your space feel airy and open. Darker paint and wallpaper can often shrink a space. If you can’t resist darker, stylish walls then ensuring that your ceiling and floor are in lighter shades can soften the room. If you choose a lighter colour palette to decorate your home, you could add depth with furnishings and decor.
A well-placed mirror can completely transform your living space as they can give the illusion that a room is much bigger than it actually is. When light hits off a mirror, it bounces around the room and creates the feel of a more open space. It’s important to ensure that you’ve placed the mirror in the correct position to maximise the benefits. You’ll want to reflect a space that’s visually appealing.
Fitted furniture is an excellent way to utilise every inch of space available. Awkward angles and tight spaces will no longer be an issue. From shelving units to wardrobes, it’s important to choose the right storage space for you. When installing shelving, it’s a good idea to build upwards as this will lead the eye towards the ceiling. Drawing the eye upwards is another great way of making the room feel bigger. Whether you’d like to make use of the space underneath the stairs, you want to hide the clutter that’s built up in your living room or your wardrobe is bursting at the seams, bespoke storage solutions
Here at Spires Interiors, we have experienced joinery specialists who can craft storage solutions that work for you and the space you have. We can work with you to help you maximise every inch of space in your home. Get in touch with us today!