June 15, 2016

A recent report found that half of new-build homes constructed in the UK don’t have enough space for the average growing family, with Yorkshire having the smallest of the lot! However, fear not – tackling a cramped home doesn’t have to mean renovating or moving house. Clever lighting and interior tricks can instantly update any room, making it feel bigger and brighter.

Mirrors, mirrors, and more mirrors! Mirrors are a fantastic way to optimise your space, as they reflect light and give the illusion of a larger room. We recommend using sizable mirrors throughout your home, especially the forever on-trend floor standing mirror. Still not feeling as spacious as you’d like? Try hanging mirrors on opposing walls, it’s the perfect way to make your room feel twice the size! Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset   Let the light in A great way to make you room feel bigger is creating as much light as you can. Make sure your curtain rods extend a little beyond the window frames to get as much natural light in as possible. slider colmena   Storage doesn’t have to be hidden…  Attractive storage units are a great way to create space in your home. Ikea always has stylish (and cheap) boxes or shelves at the ready to keep clutter out of the way whilst also adding a decorative element to your living area. storage    A tiny room doesn’t mean tiny furniture! Sometimes it’s tempting to buy smaller furniture to accommodate your smaller room, but in actual fact, a large sectional can often open up a room more than a small sofa and chair can. sofa pic