Whether you're looking to decorate your home or are staging your house in preparation to sell it, there are several simple tricks you can use to maximize space to make your home look bigger. For those planning to sell a house, decorating to increase the interior space can be a real help in helping get your house off the market quickly. And as anyone who has ever lived in a cozier place knows, strategic design can make all the difference between your home feeling cramped versus wonderfully open and full of space. Thankfully, it's incredibly easy to do! With a few simple tricks, you'll be able to create gorgeous open spaces throughout your home.
Light is the key to creating a sense of open space. From allowing natural light to filter through your windows to opting for a lighter color palette, the light will give the illusion of a large, bright interior. This means light-colored curtains, furniture, and wall paint and/or wallpaper. White (and other light shades) reflect light, which can trick the eye into thinking a space is larger than it is. To add a pop of vibrant color, purchase bright area rugs for your rooms. They can do wonders for tying the room together. – just be sure to keep them small.
Avoid Heavy Furniture
On a similar note, don't go too heavy with your furniture. Big, bulky furniture limits space and can make smaller rooms seem uncomfortably tight. A few well-placed pieces that are in proportion to space are all you need. Sleek, streamlined pieces lend rooms an elegant feel and create a sense of openness while also not commanding as much space as hefty armchairs and sofas.
Adorning your walls with large mirrors is another effortless way to make your rooms look bigger. It's an excellent option for rooms with few to no windows. Like windows, mirrors open up rooms and offer greater depth and dimension. They work especially well if you do have any darker wall colors in your home.
Ditch the Clutter
Maybe you've lived in your home for years or perhaps you're just moving in, but getting rid of clutter opens up a room in a big way. Consider donating items you've collected over the years but are no longer used. You can also invest in clever cupboards, shelving, drawers, and other hidden storage to tuck away anything you'd like to hang onto. To create a bold aesthetic, try a few large statement pieces, and keep the knick knacks on display to an absolute minimum.
Stowable Furniture is a Must
Instead of packing out your kitchen and living room with all sorts of chairs, have a set of chairs you can fold or stack when not in use. This way, you can enjoy the freedom of plenty of space day-to-day, but be able to accommodate everyone when you're entertaining guests.
If you're looking to sell your home, Creative Home Stagers is an award-winning professional home staging and design company that offers a variety of services to get your home looking its absolute best. Call us at 704-315-5802 to learn how we can help you today.