Making small spaces look larger can be tricky. On the one hand a small space limits what you can buy and display, yet on the other hand, it can feel cramped with only the most basic necessities. Here are some easy tricks to keep you from feeling like you are living in an episode of 'Hoarders'.
Mirrors will not only visually expand the size of a room, but they may also keep you more sane as they bring in more light, whether from the sun or through the reflection of a dining room chandelier.
Leggy furniture will also help visually expand a room. When you show off more of a continuous floor you immediately make it feel more spacious. Keeping chairs, tables, sofas and even beds off the floor just enough to show the wood or carpet will make your room less claustrophobic.
If you want the room to feel more cozy and intimate, paint it a darker color. Use a pale color to open up the space. Bright white trim makes it look fresh.
Double duty furniture allows you to do more in less space. Why not have your dining table double as a desk? What about your dining chairs becoming guest chairs? Instead of one chandelier, use a few contemporary pendant lights over the table to create useful task lighting when working.
Finally, to make small spaces look larger, go vertical. By taking storage all the way up, you will tree floor space thus making your room feel larger. Additional shelves and pot racks may just be the way to go.