Small Space? No problem! 8 tips to make your home feel bigger - PART 2

Small Space? No problem! 8 tips to make your home feel bigger - PART 2

(In case you missed Part 1 of this series, here it is: Part 1)

If you are a city-dweller, an old-home-inhabiter, or a person on a budget (let’s face it – that’s pretty much EVERYONE), then this post is for you!  Space is often an issue, and I’m going to share FOUR more tips on how to make your living space look larger.

So without further adieu… Drum roll please… Here they are!

1. Use furniture with exposed legs. This create negative space beneath each piece and makes the area feel a little more airy – as though a breeze could actually ebb and flow around the room without getting stuck.  This is VERY important in small spaces as you do not want them to feel claustrophobic.

Haley Rialto Chair from Bernhardt.com

Haley Rialto Chair from Bernhardt.com

2. De-Clutter.  Less is more in this instant.  Use statement pieces, and larger pieces of furniture rather than lots of small pieces.  You want the room to feel (again) airy and spacious.  Clutter will make it feel tight and make it hard to move around.  So, just say no to clutter.

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(Designer: Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac Kole, Photographer: Jill Buckner)

3. Incorporate multipurpose pieces.  This way, your room can be multi-functional without having a piece for every function… Furniture, just like homes, is becoming smarter and smarter.  Check out some of these multipurpose pieces below.

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(Coffee Table: West Elm)

4. Tone on tone works well in small spaces and allows for continuity.  Too many colors and fabrics and patterns will make the space look small.  Choose colors on the lighter side as dark colors have a tendency to make spaces feel smaller, as well.

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(Designer: Kara Cox Interiors, Photographer: Stacey Van Berkel)

And that concludes my 8 Tips To Make Your Home Feel Bigger.  Hopefully these tips & tricks will help make your small space feel airy, inviting, and large – Let me know in the comment section!

As always, for design help, contact us at minhnuyet@minhnuyethardy.com – we would LOVE to hear from you!

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