Okay, it may not be a secret, but there are useful and savvy ways to help create more space in your home, apartment, or business. In large cities like New York, space is a premium. That’s why it’s best to know how to make the most of the space in your small living area. Read on for a few “secrets” to creating more space.
Set up mirrors
Mirrors add depth, light, and make it feel as though it has more space. Placing a mirror near a window overlooking the outside is a clever way to make the room feel bigger. Also, putting a mirror at the base of the floor creates depth and makes a feeling of more space.
Incorporate storage items for more space
Furniture that doubles as storage is a clever way to save space. Here are a few suggestions:
A dresser can store more than clothes. Put extra sheets, towels, blankets, and other linens in it as well.
An ottoman can double as a footrest and a storage container. Wooden trunks are perfect for this.
Hutches create more space for your kitchen items. Plates, bowls, table chargers, and small appliances can fit in a hutch. Take a look at this kitchen hutch on Amazon.
4. Other ways
- A couch that is also a bed
- A caddy full of things in the shower/bath. Take it out when you’re ready to bathe
- Over the door shoe organizer for shoes and/or other things
- An over-the-door mirror that doubles as a jewelry storage
- A shower curtain with pockets
Stack high for more space
Stacking high is a secret to creating more space in your home or apartment. High mounted or assembled shelving allow items to be stacked up the walls rather than being clumped together at waist-level.
Store below for more space
Storing under larger items such as the bed and couch creates more space in your home. Purchase a few plastic containers that can store towels and sheets.
Lighting is a great way to make a room feel bigger. With the proper technique, you’ll be able to make a room feel larger. Here are a few things to consider:
1. Light color
The color of light you use to create more space is important. For the best effect, use soft tones like off-white, blues, and greens.
2. Bright light
Brighter rooms create an inviting environment and makes it seem bigger.
3. Lamp placement
Have light and lamps face upwards rather than down from above. This opens the room and makes it feel more spacious.
4. Natural light
Natural light is the best option for creating more space. Natural light has a way of illuminating the room and eliminating shadows so it feels more spacious.
BIG art pieces
Oddly enough, large art pieces open the room to make it feel more spacious. It catches the eye and draws them to the art rather than the small room.
A very real option for creating more space is to rent a storage unit. Small rooms are generally available to hold your items for a short time or a long time depending on your needs. If you live in — or plan to move to — New York City, Moishe’s Self Storage has you covered!
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