Making a Small Living Space feel Larger

Let’s face it, we all can’t live in grand palaces or mansions. In fact, most of us are living in smaller square footage for an outrageous amount of rent each month. Just because you had to opt for a smaller living space doesn’t mean there aren’t some tips and tricks you can do to make it feel larger. Elite Storage in Lafayette can help you in storing the items you can’t find the space for in our variety of storage units. Below, we have gathered some useful tips for making your space feel a lot larger than it actually is.


Go Lighter

When it comes to picking paint colors you will want to stay on the lighter side of the color spectrum. Dark colors absorb light and make the room feel smaller. Lighter colors will reflect the light and make it appear larger. Adding lighter colored flooring with increase the larger feeling even more. You will begin to notice a light, airy, and large space opening up before your eyes.


Think Upwards

Adding shelving closer to the ceiling or adding an interesting art piece higher up on the wall will make any room feel larger. The higher up you hang your items the more likely your eye is drawn upwards thus making the room larger. Instead of taking up floor space utilize the walls as much as you can for storage.


Furniture Placement

Instead of shoving furniture up against the wall, try pulling it away slightly. This will give an illusion of abundant space.


Hidden Storage

Having an abundant amount of storage available to you in a small living space is a necessity. Instead of trying to shove everything into a random closet, invest in hidden storage options. Ottomans, coffee tables, and storage bins add a usable décor piece while doubling as a place to put all of your necessary items.


Leave Windows Uncovered

Bulky curtains over your windows will just make your living space feel small and dark. Brighten and enlarge your room by leaving the windows bare. The more natural light you bring into a space, the larger it will feel.


Strategically Place Mirrors

Adding a mirror or two to your space is a neat trick to make the room feel larger. Place the mirror opposite of a window. The light will reflect off of the mirror and give an illusion of a larger space.


By following the tips and tricks above you are well on your way to creating the feeling of a larger space in your restriction square footage. To reduce the amount of items you are trying to place in a room, consider placing those items in a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette. Our facility will provide you with the space, safety, and security you need for all of your belongings. Call or visit us today to learn more about our facility and what we have to offer.

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