How to Make your Living Room Feel Larger

Is your living room a little smaller than you would prefer? By taking the time to go through the items you currently having in your living room and storing them in your storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO you can open up some much needed space. With the tips listed below you can successfully make your small living room feel larger.

Contain your Clutter

With the items you have to have on hand in your home, you will want to keep them as contained as possible in order to maximize the little space you have available. You can easily do this by containing your clutter into storage bins or by installing shelving. Utilize what wall space you have available by installing floating shelves to store a variety of items. Investing in storage bins with wheels can allow you ease of access when placing these bins under coffee tables or end tables.

Lighting Tricks

One trick to consider when trying to make your small space feel larger is to have as much natural light in the room as possible. Expand the natural light by strategically placing mirrors on the wall in your living room. The light will bounce off the mirrors and make the space seem a lot larger than it actually is.

Add Height

Another trick to use when enlarging a space is to hang artwork or shelving higher up on the wall than you normally would. By placing these items high on the wall you create the illusion of higher ceilings. Before hanging these items you can test their placement by hanging newspaper cut to the exact size of the frames. This way you can move around the newspaper and get the right arrangement of where you want your artwork before making any unnecessary holes in the wall.


It is important to expand your pallet when it comes to paint colors. If you are trying to expand the space you have, it is important to stick with a lighter color. Dark colors will make a space seem smaller and more confined. Painting the walls and furniture a lighter tone will open up the space and make it seem larger than it actually is.

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