Sometimes, our living spaces can feel a bit cramped and overwhelming, especially if you’re in a smaller rental apartment or during those dark winter months when it seems like your home shrinks. But why settle for feeling boxed in? Having a smaller space doesn’t mean you have to put up with it. We’re here to help you transform that small space into something that feels brighter, bigger, and more inviting for you and your guests. Let’s dive into some practical tips:
Consider furniture made from materials like glass or acrylic. They take up less visual space and create a more open feel. You can find modern and classic options that won’t break the bank.
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Simplify Your Colour Scheme:
Stick to a monochromatic colour scheme. When objects share similar colours, your eyes see them as a unified whole, creating the illusion of a larger, seamless space.
Mirrors, Mirrors, Mirrors:
Mirrors are your best friend for making a space feel bigger and brighter. Strategically placing mirrors in your home allows light to bounce around the room, making it feel more spacious.
Furnish and Position Wisely:
- Choose furniture that serves multiple purposes, like wall beds, transformable tables, compact seating, or clever storage solutions. These reduce clutter while remaining functional.
- Consider round tables instead of rectangular ones to open up your space.
- Pull furniture away from the walls to create a taller and wider appearance.
- Opt for tall floor-to-ceiling bookcases to draw the eye upward, giving the impression of a larger and higher room. Furniture with legs, like sofas and chairs, can create a more open feel than pieces that sit directly on the ground.
All these tips are simple and budget-friendly ways to make your living space feel larger. At Avana, we’re all about optimizing living spaces and turning them into comfortable homes. We believe that shared success leads to happy residents, and we’re excited to share these successful strategies to make your rental suite feel like home.