You can end up living in a small house regardless of the location of your home. Some – like those in New York City and the like – are bound by the restrictions of their home city, while others can’t yet afford to move to a bigger place. However you ended up there, you’ll most likely want to make your dwelling look bigger it actually is. And you can, if you incorporate a few of our handy tips into your home.

How The Pros Make Small Rooms Look BiggerGet Creative With Storage

With all that money you’ve saved on rent, you most likely have a fair few personal possessions. But with every new item you buy, your rooms are getting that little bit smaller – you have to have you stuff somewhere, after all! You don’t have to choose between a small home and possessions, however, not if you’re able to get creative with your storage. Look at adding storage to those tucked away places – under tables and beds, in cleverly concealed drawers, and so on.

Getting the Best Light

When it comes to making a room look bigger, the easiest way to do it is to manipulate the light to create the illusion of a room that’s much bigger. Finding the right window for the room is key to making this happen; go for large windows that let in a lot of natural light and the room will seem positively expansive. You can even add a bay window and add a whole new section to the room, creating a new space that makes the room look bigger. When it comes to artificial lighting, play around and see what works best. Overhead lights can make a room look small, so try to opt for many desk height lights instead.

Take a Good Look at Yourself

Get ready, because you’re going to soon have a room that appears larger and be able to look at yourself all day long. Add as many mirrors as you can without the room looking ridiculous and light (and space) will bounce from one mirror to the next, making it look much bigger. If you’ve ever been in an elevator designed for one person that has mirrors as walls, you’ll know what we mean.

Simplicity is Key

When it comes to making the most of your small space, it’s all about simplicity. Your room shouldn’t be cluttered and even the furnishing should be simple. A room all in one color would also be in the minimalist style, which is trendy at the moment.

Get Creative

In the end, most people over-stuff their small spaces because they add things that they think they should have in their room. But you don’t have to have anything in your room if you don’t want to. For example, most people choose to have a few bulky chairs in their room all pointed toward the TV, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Add a built in bookcase and a few ingenious seating options (we’re thinking hammocks) and you’ll have a space that is large and cool. Win!