Make Your Home Feel Bigger And Brighter

February 2, 2022

Whether you have a small space or a space that simply feels small to you, there are lots of things you can do to make your home feel bigger and brighter so that you feel less claustrophobic when spending time at home, and the best part is, most of them do not require too much time, effort or money…

Make use of wasted space 

Get those garage door repairs done so you can finally use the space as extra storage, turn that unused corner in the living room into a reading nook, clear the basement of junk so you can turn it into a playroom for the kids. Most of us have lots of pockets of space that are not being used optimally, some big and some small, but by actually using them, we can make our homes feel so much bigger than before.


Another thing that will really open up your space and make the place feel so much brighter, is decluttering. Getting rid of anything you do not need or love is a great way to free up floor space, but it will also help the room to be lighter because there will be fewer piles of books or stacks of toys or whatever, to block the flow of light around the house.

If you have a lot of clutter take it one room at a time and before you know it, you will have a much bigger and brighter feeling home than you imagined possible, without spending a dime.

Use wall-mounted storage

A really simple way to make your home feel more spacious is to raise bookshelves and bedside tables and things like that off the floor and onto the walls., This works by increasing the amount of useable floor space you have, which means you have more freedom to move around your home without bumping into clutter.

Use mirror magic

When you want your home to feel bigger and brighter, the mirror really is your best friend. When you hand a mirror in a room, it helps to reflect any light in the room around the space, instantly lightening the place up. Not only that, but it reflects portions of the room back at you, which really helps the room to feel bigger too Hand a mirror in every room, ideally opposite the windows to maximize light, and you will be amazed at how much of a difference it makes.

Choose low furniture

Furniture that is low to the ground takes up less wall space, so to speak, which means that your walls feel taller than they actually are. You will not actually gain any real space, but it will sure feel like you have.

Paint it light

Light and airy shades of white, cream, and gray are typically better for creating a sense of spaciousness in the home. If you like color, you can always add it to the decor by using bright cushions, rugs, and other accessories instead.

As you can see, it is really easy to make your small spaces bigger.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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