Top Tricks for Creating a More Spacious Living Area

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The harsh reality of modern life is that most people have to settle for family homes that are a little smaller than they’d ideally like. So, finding ways to create more space throughout the property should be considered a priority by all homeowners.   
This is undoubtedly one of the most effective home transformation concepts out there, and it’s also one of the simplest to complete. Use these simple ideas to make the space in your home work harder, and you should notice the improvements in no time.
Discover the right color scheme
Whether you realize it or not, color schemes set the tone of an entire room. Aside from impacting our moods, it will hold a huge influence regarding the appearance of space. Generally speaking, light shades make rooms look bigger while dark shades can absorb the light.
Painting the walls is one of the easiest, cheapest, and most effective upgrades imaginable. For a modern look, three magnolia (a warm white) walls combined with one feature wall can work wonders. Warm colors are often preferred for the fourth wall, but the decision ultimately comes down to personal taste. Either way, this is a great way to inject a touch of personality.
As well as using the right color schemes, most homeowners will gain huge benefits from embracing increased lighting. Whether it’s natural light from the windows or electrical solutions, this is a very bright idea indeed.

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Combine two spaces into one
When a room’s physical dimensions are rather limited, a little creativity goes a long way. One of the most effective ways to overcome this obstacle is to make two spaces seem like one open plan arena. While it won’t actively make much of a difference, your perceptions of the space will become far greater.
Knocking down an internal wall can make a monumental improvement. Meanwhile, adding sliding doors still gives you the option of maintaining the more private appeal as and when it’s required. Another option is to get glass patio doors to enjoy the benefits of the garden even when you’re sitting inside. Both upgrades can be good financial investments too.
If taking this approach doesn’t feel right, getting rid of an unused chimney stack can be equally rewarding. In this case, you’ll actually make the physical dimension of the room a little bigger.   
Out of sight, out of mind
They say that a clean home is a happy home, which is why you should look to embrace good cleaning habits at all times. Conversely, though, a messy property can ruin the homely vibes and make everything feel a little claustrophobic.
While it’s difficult to increase the physical dimensions of the home, you can at least create extra storage spaces throughout. Keeping items hidden away leaves rooms looking more open, which will work wonders for the appearance. When done in an organized fashion, it can prevent the likelihood of misplacing items, as well.
On a separate note, going paperless with various household bills will naturally save a lot of space around the home. It may seem like a small gesture, but its impact can be huge.

Find the right additions for the room

Size matters, but the way in which you use it is far more influential. All interior design choices are significant, but the furniture is where you can truly make a difference. The one thing you need to watch out for is waste. Buying items that aren’t needed can cause major problems. As such, practicality and function should be high on the agenda.
Nonetheless, appearances are vital too. Shape, size, and color are all vital features for any purchase. Likewise, you need to know that the products are built to last. Using an online furniture store allows you to filter products so that your search is limited to the most suitable items. From beds to dining tables, this gives you the very best opportunity to maximize your use of space.
There are other features to consider, such as furniture like ottomans with hidden storage. Similarly, retractable and fold-up products may be the best option in certain spaces too.
Utilize the walls
The idea of choosing a good color scheme already underlines the importance of a room’s walls. In truth, though, those features can offer so much more. Crucially, they can be a great asset in the bid to claw back value floor space without losing function or character.
Take the living room for example. Trading a TV stand for a TV mount will make an immediate impact. Meanwhile, wall canvases and shelving remove the need for display cabinets and other bulky items. Choose geometric shelving, and you’ll also bring a fresh sense of energy to the room.   
Better still, those features can be a great way to fill the voids left by alcoves and other design quirks. Aside from increasing efficiency, this makes the home design feel complete.
Transform the guest room
For many families, the guest bedroom is a luxury item that serves very little function. It’s nice to have a place for friends and family to sleep, but you can probably count the number of nights that the space is used per year on one hand. For 360 days, the area is going to waste. Now is the time to do something about it.

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The list of possibilities is endless. You could look to turn this area into an office, a gym, a playroom, or a home cinema. No matter which function you choose, this will be a far better use of the space, and additionally creates better opportunities in other parts of the home.
Most homeowners wish that they had an extra room, but fail to make most of the space they have. In addition to the guest room, garages and attics can be fantastic locations for those upgrades, also.
The final word
Winning the battle for space should be a priority for all homeowners. Use the advice above to make sure you do, and the entire home atmosphere should be enhanced. If that doesn’t inspire you to get started immediately, what will?

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