Not everyone can afford a large space for their dwelling. Even a cramped structure in the middle of a city cost a fortune. However, that does not mean you have to live in a claustrophobic dwelling. There are many practical ways to improve your limited space and make the most out of it.
Get rid of dormant items
This may seem obvious that the many clutter of items would make your space way too packed. But many would overlook this in favor of a more “major” or permanent solution. Evaluate your space. Take a look at stuff that you can eliminate from your room. Perhaps some of the stuff on your table are not frequently used anymore? Or a certain decoration—or maybe even a furniture—is not to your taste anymore? It’s time to re-evaluate them. You’ll be surprised by how much space you actually have by eliminating the stuff you already have.
Think of your rooms as a flowing space
Eliminate the restriction of vision imposed upon by walls. Removing your wall is a major decision. However, it’s one of the most effective methods. If you can’t eliminate the entirety of your wall, then opening the side or the center of the wall can serve just as well for your space to be open and feel larger. Install a sliding door if you cannot commit on a permanently-open space. An age-old option that you can put into practice is the Japanese sliding doors. If you decide to have a glass or even a clouded glass, you’ll also allow lights coming from the other room, creating another feature on a connected feel of the room.
Sunlight for a brighter, larger room
The natural lighting is powerful. A well-lit room by the sun will have minimum problems with shadows cast that would make a limited-space area feel even smaller. If you don’t have a sufficient window for this, then consider in investing in one. A large window that allow the sunlight in can make such a big difference to a room.
Pay attention to the unity of the space
To create the effect of a large, unified room, many designers opt to create an effect of a room being of one of a “whole”. This is particularly true for open-plan living, but it can also be applied to other rooms, creating a semi-open space. The color of the furniture and the color of the wall need to have the feel of being whole. It’s important for all elements in the room to be in harmony with each other.
Give a view to the outdoor
This may not be able to be accomplished with all rooms. But even when your room is on the upper floors, as long as your room and the outdoor is immediately separated by one wall, this is highly possible. You can tear down the maximum height of the wall and replace it with a double or triple-paned windows. Multiple paned window is essential for a good insulation since it is immediately exposed to the climate. Giving a generous view to the small garden or the neighbor is an excellent way to make your space seem so much less cramped. In addition to that, it also gives way for natural light to brighten your room.