I know I’m not the only one who’s been stuck at home since March 2020. While I’ve been able to go away occasionally and now that I’m fully vaxxed, my loft is STILL my safe space that I. barely leave. If you’re like me, making the most of your space can feel timely and expensive.
The good news is, there are lots of things you can do to make your home feel bigger and brighter, and many of them are surprisingly simple…
1. Declutter declutter, and, oh, declutter.
Decluttering is the very best way to make your home feel bigger and brighter than it really is. Why? Because the fewer items you have in your home, the more space you have, and the more light you can let in. It really is that simple.
Of course, freeing yourself from your clutter can be more tricky than it seems, but there are lots of hints and tips that will help you let go and finally be free in the most organized, and efficient way possible.
2. Get glass furniture.
Glass furniture not only looks great but it can also be used very effectively to create the illusion of space in the home. They do this by being almost invisible and blending into the background, which is in stark contrast to classic brown wooden furniture; heck even white furnishings can add bulk. Not only that, but glass furniture lets the light shine through, which helps the space to feel brighter. Next time you need new furniture, go for glass.
3. Choose low furniture.
Furniture that sits low in the room leaves more wall space free, which naturally makes the home feel bigger, so do your best to choose furniture that doesn’t have much height.
4. Hang more mirrors.
As well as putting glass furniture in your home, another trick you can use to make the place feel lighter and brighter is to hang more mirrors. Why? Because they reflect light, which means more light in your space. They also create the illusion of space by reflecting the room back at you. It sounds silly, but it really can work.
5. Dead space is fine.
Some people think that every lunch of their walls must be decorated whether it’s with floral wallpaper, a gallery of photos or dressers and bookshelves. Those people are wrong. All that stuff is fine if it’s your thing, but if you want to make your home feel bigger and brighter, leaving some dead space, where the walls are just blank, is a great idea. Your home will feel and look less cluttered, and you will feel a lot calmer when there is at least one space that isn’t constantly stimulating your mind.
6. Ditch the window dressings.
Sure, you may want to have blinds or curtains in sensitive areas to stop you showing a bit too much of yourself, but there’s no rule to say you need them elsewhere, so free your windows, let more light in and feel the wonderful sense of spaciousness a lack of window dressings brings.
Can you feel that? That’s what spaciousness feels like.