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Trick The Eye – Smart Ways To Make Your Home Look Bigger

Feeling trapped in your own home is not a pleasant feeling. Yet it can happen if you have a small place and not a lot of ideas when it comes to interior décor. Take a look around. Could your home look and feel more spacious? Sure it could. You just need a bit of inspiration.

Reduce clutter.

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This is the simplest and cheapest way to make a space look bigger and you should definitely start with this. Clean the whole area and hide everything that doesn’t have to be exposed in drawers and closets. Don’t leave your shoes on the floor or your makeup on the counter. It will only take up useful space.

Organize your closets.

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Sure, it’s easy to make a room look tidy and spacious when you have a beautifully organized closet. Maximize your closet space so you can make cleaning easier. Add some hanging rods, divide the drawers, etc.

Use light colors.

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A room decorated with light colors will definitely seem more spacious and airy. But watch out! You don’t want the room to look sterile so also add one or two accent colors. It’s also important to know where to use light colors to make the most of them.

Paint the ceiling.

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draw the eye upwards to make a room feel bigger. You can either paint the ceiling an interesting color, use a stencil or opt for wallpaper if you’d also like to use pattern or to combine different colors in your décor.{found on projectnursery}.

Get multi-purpose furniture.

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If you have a coffee table that doubles as a desk, an ottoman that you can also use as a side table or a sofa that can be converted into a bed, you can save a lot of floor space and doing so you make the room feel larger.

Opt for furniture with built-in storage.

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Another wonderful idea is to get furniture that comes with built-in storage. For example, an ottoman can have a secret storage compartment where you can hie magazines, remotes and other things, a bench can have built-in drawers and so on.

Think vertical.

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Don’t waste floor space when you don’t have to. Draw the eye upwards with vertical furniture and save a ton of floor space. For example, the Sapien Bookcase is a wonderful space-saving piece. There are also lots of other great designs to take into consideration.

Be transparent.

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Transparent furniture and accessories such as lucite coffee tables or glass desks will keep the room airy and light and will offer you comfort and functionality without interfering with the décor. They’re also a great way to trick the senses because they don’t clutter the room visually.

Avoid unnecessary elements.

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Don’t overdecorate. Try to simplify your décor as much as you can. Don’t include unnecessary elements unless you really need to. For example, avoid anything with ruffles, furniture with carved details on its surface, moldings, etc.

Use smaller prints.

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It’s ok to use prints in a room’s décor even if the space is small. But try to stay away from big prints because they can divide the room instead of unifying it. Use smaller prints to visually expand the room.

Decorate with mirrors.

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Make a room appear larger than it actually is by using mirrors. You can either use an oversized mirror or several smaller ones to get the desired effect. Place the mirrors in strategic areas so they reflect light and create interesting visual effects.{found on dimplesandtangles}.

Use stripes.

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You can paint vertical stripes on the wall or get a striped rug or carpet to make a space seem bigger. The stripes should follow the length of the room. An interesting strategy can also be to paint stripes on the ceiling.{found on stylemepretty}.

Get furniture with exposed legs.

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A sofa or a chair that sit directly on the floor will look boxy and bulky in a small room. Opt instead of furniture with exposed legs. It’s a really simple trick. A similar strategy is to choose wall-mounted furniture.