With real estate prices rising and newer condos being built in smaller dimensions, an increasing number of people are living in condos with less space. This can leave many people feeling cramped and moody.
Thankfully, it’s possible to create an impression of openness in your small condo. Psychologically, just the illusion of a larger living space can be enough to lift your spirits. Here are some tips to help you make your condo look more spacious:
#1 Buy Multi-functional Furniture with Hidden Storage
Basic pieces that combine functionality with hidden storage can be an asset in a tiny living space. Coffee tables that store throws and books, lamps that double as shelving, beds with hidden shelves, and dining tables with retractable shelves, all can help reduce the clutter and create a larger-looking space.
#2 Your Furniture Should Be in Scale
The next time you see a beautiful sectional that you immediately fall in the love with but are sure that it will not fit in your living room, don’t buy it. Nothing cramps a condo’s style more than furniture that’s too big.
When you’re shopping for furniture, make sure that the dimensions are in proportion to the size of the room. Large, bulky recliners take up space and make a room look small and cramped. On the other hand, modular pieces that are angular and horizontal with a low height can make living spaces look larger. What’s more, they help the ceiling look higher. With modular furniture, you can create a size and configuration that suits you best.
The best place to buy awesome furniture designed for condo living is your local furniture store with a huge inventory of the latest and greatest styles. Here, you can find the following pieces that can be configured to suit your living space:
- Storage Ottoman: A storage ottoman can accommodate extra guests with seating while also acting as storage for extra cushions, throws, and a small coffee table.
- Nesting Tables: These are a set of small tables that can be nested as one to save you space.
- Sofa Beds: These small sofas have mechanisms that allow them to unfold into beds. You can find a sofa bed with the style, fabric, and shape that suits your needs.
#3 Light and Contrasting Colors
Lighter colors, especially when contrasted with darker colors, can trick the mind into creating an illusion of space. Stick to plain colored upholstery instead of heavily patterned fabrics for the best look.
#4 Get Lots of Mirrors
Strategically placed mirrors are an excellent way to have your home look more spacious. Angle your mirror towards a focal point to create the illusion of depth. And place a large mirror near the entrance to give a good first impression to your guests.
You should also hang a mirror close to a source of light. The light will travel into the rooms, making them feel more spacious. Mirrors placed near windows that reflect outdoor spaces will also give your home a larger feel.
These are a few ways you can make your condo look bigger. With the right furniture placed strategically in your house, you can have a home that feels more welcoming and looks more open and stylish.