I think most of us dream of a big home, like we see celebrities, in glossy magazines and tv shows. However in reality, we have to accept, that apart from the lucky few, these are going to remain dreams.
There are a few things we can try to make our humble homes have a more airy and larger feel. Some are cheap and easy and others are slightly more expensive.
The first simple thing to try is to hang some extra mirrors. Mirrors are a great cheap way to give the false impression of space. If you hang them facing the largest part of the room, they reflect that space. Although the reflections is a false illusion of space, it increases the light in a room, and makes rooms feel much more airy.
Room colors also affect how large or small they feel. Darker colors are the worst for making a room feel small. If you do have the desire for a rich or or dark color, keep the colors restrict to one wall, or on the lower portion of the walls. You can divide the walls, using borders or dado rails. Always keep a light color on top, this will help keep the feeling of space.
If your house has many small rooms consider opening them up a little. It is not always possible to remove complete walls, but making openings larger than a doorway will increase the feeling of space. Removing a door and just having an open archway, will create a massive difference. A great area for this is between the kitchen-dining room, or dining room-lounge.
If you have an old property you may have rooms, that you do not even use. In these cases it is key to use all the space you have. A house will feel small if you have parts of it you never use.
If you have small windows, considering replacing them with larger items. Bring the outdoors in. Natural light is one of your best friends, to help increase that airy feel. Even better, if you can have patio doors on a lounge.
One of the best things you can do, does not cost you anything. Simply have a good sort through all your belongings. Discard anything you don’t use or need. A room with out any clutter will instantly feel bigger.
Consider removing any furniture you don’t need. This is also a good way to raise some funds to help your improvements in other areas. It has never been easier to sell unwanted things online. With various auction sites, and classified sites making some extra cash has never been easier. You will be surprised how much money you have lying around in things that you don’t need or use.