Have you ever stood in the middle of a room and wondered how you can prettify your place by adding more space? A common problem with those who are putting up with a limited space is that sooner or later, the walls start closing in and there’s this constant urge to break free.
So how do you make do with what you have? One of the challenges for home staging professionals is creating an illusion of spaciousness. With a limited space to work with, there always has to be smart solutions to this. If you aren’t an expert on manipulating several key factors in your property, here are several tips to get you started.
1. Don’t waste vertical space – Look around you and study your vertical space. One of the recent space saving options involve thinking vertically when putting your things in display or in storage. If you’re a collector whose growing collection is starting to overflow, why not make shelves and cabinets for this purpose? You can also place other things in there such as books and clothes for your convenience.
2. Install mirrors in strategic places – Mirrors are very helpful because the reflections that bounce off ever wall then creates that much needed illusion of space. At the same time, glass also does the trick because it helps in maximizing light.
3. Learn to experiment with larger pieces – Just because you have limited space, it doesn’t mean that you should settle with smaller pieces of furniture. For example, it still depends on the kind of furniture that you choose and how you play it up with the complementary pieces.
4. Maximize window coverings – Another technique is to hang your curtains straight from the ceiling down to the floor. Not only will it add height, it will also add a dramatic appeal to your space. Also, make sure that you can keep the curtains to the side should you wish to keep the area open to illumination. As mentioned earlier, light is also a key factor in adding space.
5. Know your capacity – Even if you buy a dozen organizers or so, it does not mean that you are free of junk. First, learn to distinguish what’s worthy to be stored and kept. Once you do the editing out of items, you can then proceed with arranging your stuff accordingly.