When you have a small house with limited square footage, it can seem challenging to make what space you have look bigger. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make your small space feel like it is much bigger by using these great tips.

Tip #1: Take the minimalist approach.

The minimalist interior design style is very popular with homeowners right now, regardless of how much space they have in their homes. Minimalism is essentially decluttering the home and getting rid of excess items that are taking up precious space.


For example, you would want to eliminate big and bulky furniture pieces and excessive wall hangings that can make the space feel crowded and cramped.

Tip #2: Decorate with mirrors in various sizes and shapes.

One effective way to make a small room look bigger is by creating an illusion that it is, by hanging mirrors on the walls in the room. Mirrors trick the eye and make the room feel bigger. Another benefit you will gain is brightening up the room with more natural light.

Tip #3: Contrast light and dark colors.

Light and dark colors are perfect to create an illusion of depth and space. For instance, you could use light colors for the walls and countertop in the kitchen and dark colors for the cabinets. You do want to steer clear of medium paint colors for your wall colors because these can make an already small room feel smaller.

Tip #4: Choose smaller furniture pieces with exposed legs.

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You want to limit the size of furniture pieces to maintain a sense of openness in the rooms in your home, especially in the living room. Furniture pieces that have exposed legs, with a view under them, make it feel like the room is bigger.

Tip #5: Maximize storage space.

Invest in multi-functional furniture like a sofa, coffee table, or ottoman with storage underneath. You can also install shelves and other storage-type wall units that are elevated high off the floor and maximize all the unused space closer to the ceiling.

Tip #6: Get an adjustable dining room table.

It is understandable to have a dining room table to accommodate your entire family and friends for large gatherings. However, since these are not normally daily occurrences, you can help create more space in the dining room with an adjustable dining room table.

There are models where the top of the table adjusts to the size you want while the legs remain in place. This is perfect when you do not want to  worry about storing chairs in a corner or another place since they can remain around the table.

Tip #7: Hang curtains from the ceiling rather than the top of the window.

By situating curtains just below the ceiling so they hang to the floor, it will draw the eye in and give the illusion of the room being taller with higher ceilings.

Tip #8: Choose a few statement pieces.

Having a few statement pieces in different rooms in the home creates a focal point, such as a unique coffee table, light fixture, or chair.

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Tip #9: Make your home stand out from your neighbors’ with wrought iron doors.

Other types of statement pieces that give your small house a unique look are stunning wrought iron doors. There are plenty of unique designs and options available to put the finishing touches on your small home, from front entry doors to wrought iron patio pivot doors.

Other great iron products and related items are also available, such as iron railings and all-glass frameless garage doors.

By using these tips, you can maximize the space inside your home and make small rooms look bigger.

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