More living space is hard to come by! With how unaffordable it can be to purchase a mammoth house and the rising cost of living, residing in a vast home is not in the cards for everyone. For those who desire to achieve the look of a spacious, airy home, but cannot afford to move into a physically larger space, there are ways to design around that financial obstacle.
Whether you’re looking to make one particular room in your home appear sizable, or the entire house, these tips are sure to fool the eye into seeing a small space as something much bigger!
Strategic color schemes!
Light colors (Think white, light gray, cream, yellow, light blue, etc.) give the impression of a room being bigger and brighter while dark colors make a room seem smaller and more intimate.
Mirrors aren't just decorative accent pieces and a place to take a gander at your own reflection, they’re also a useful tool for creating depth in a smaller space. Angle them right and they can make a room appear expansive. They also reflect natural and artificial light making the room look more open and bright.
Furniture doesn't only have to be something you sit on or place stuff upon, it can double as storage space as well! From ottomans that open up, to beds that include bottom drawers, to coffee tables that have built-in shelving underneath, there are lots of ways to combine both function and fashion when it comes to furniture. Need some ideas and inspiration in regards to furniture that doubles as storage? Click here to read our Seven Stylish Furniture Pieces & Fixtures That Double As Storage blog post!
Uncover those windows!
Forget about dark, heavy drapes and other concealing window treatments. Unveil your windows and let in the outside scenery to develop more depth inside of your home. Is keeping the windows completely uncovered too much? Need more privacy than that? A sheer, white drape will obstruct the view into your place while still letting in light to create the voluminous effect.
One sure fire way to make the space around you seem larger is to relocate or get rid of some of the stuff cluttering up that space! Start by throwing away or donating the things you do not need or wish to keep holding on to. After you’ve purged those items, gather up the things you do not need cluttering up your space currently, but that you would like to keep for future use. Then schedule a storage pick-up from Zippboxx!
Our team members will drive out to you, pick-up the items you need put into storage, put those items safely into storage for you, and then deliver those back upon request. Best of all, Zippboxx provides every storage customer with a digital inventory of their items in storage with us. This handy inventory allows customers to schedule a delivery of select items, or all of their items in storage with us, with just a few clicks on a connected device. It’s fast, simple and convenient!