Posted by: Property Booking
13 Dec 2018
Small doesn’t have to mean cramped and with a few quick tips, you can make your cosy corners feel a little bigger. Whether you live in a studio apartment at uni, you share your home with some small humans and a dog or you have just bought your first love nest on propertybooking.co.uk, feeling like you have room to breathe is essential in creating a stress-free space that you look forward to coming home to. So, spruce up your smaller space, do a little DIY and design an interior that accentuates the charm of your home rather than shrinks it.
With the new season upon us, there’s nothing like a good clear out to help you feel fresh and organised as the run-up to Christmas begins. But once you’ve thrown out what no longer fits and ditched the junk, finding a way to store everything efficiently can be difficult, so take a few tips from our friendly neighbours, The Scandinavians, and make your storage into a feature of the room. By using a clothing rack to hang pieces that won’t fit in the cupboard or installing some sleek Ikea shelves can give your room the feeling of cleanliness and organisation without having big chunky boxes lying around.
Greenery is scientifically proven to reduce stress and put you at ease whether it be in the workplace, home or your dorm room. And the good news is you don’t need to have a lot of space to fill a room with these eco accessories and get your dose of dopamine. They will also make your room feel bigger through the vitality that plants infuse into your space while acting as trendy accessories that go with just about anything. You can choose from ivy to cacti to achieve the fairly hipster, refreshingly refurbished, leafy look and give your abode a naturally uplifting statement.
The key thing to focus on when making a room appear bigger is light and while you might not be able to knock all your walls down of your shared ownership in London and completely renovate the place, you can certainly get your rooms flooding with light with just a few hanging mirrors. By strategically placing mirrors at an angle that reflects light from windows into smaller, darker corners, you can create the feel of a much more spacious home. Mirrors also add a decadence to a room and take up virtually no space. You can go as big or as small as you like and have more opportunities to check yourself out around the house. So, win-win for everyone right?
A lick of lighter paint
Darker colours will always shrink a room right down, whether you live in a mansion or a one bedroom flat, but with paler colours on the wall, you can create the illusion of having a much more spacious and clean environment. Choose egg shells and ivories for a subtle shade that isn’t quite white or pick light blues or soft greens to instil some character into a corner. Lighter colours don’t have to be boring so experiment with the paler palette and get your slacks on. Because rooms that feel tight are just in need of a little light. Space is important to everyone. While some of us need more of it, others like to feel close to their loved ones at all time, but regardless of the amount its always healthy for us to spend some time in a calm environment that feels comfortable and roomy. And whether you rent your flat, you’re wondering ‘what is shared ownership’ and how it may work for you or you have just got the keys to your first place, show it some love and design it in a way that feels right to you. Because creating organisation and space in your home makes room for the more important things in life.