It doesn’t matter if you are staying in a home that is spacious and expansive or one that is smaller and cozier, being able to fully maximize any space is always rewarding as it is ultimately about being practical. Maximizing space in the house will make it look cleaner and uncluttered, as well as make it more comfortable to live in. Here are some of the best ideas you can take inspiration from to free up space at home.
- Mount the television (and many other items)
After a long day outside, the most rewarding activity you can enjoy at home is to watch your favorite drama on TV or catch a quick episode (or the entire season) of the most recent offering on Netflix. However, have you noticed how television consoles and stands take up so much space? Mounting the television up on the wall is one way you can free up space in your living area and this also works for electric fans (opt for ceiling or wall fans), washer-dryer combination (mount the dryer above the washer) and display or book shelves.
- Storage beds
We can never have too much storage space and creating such spaces with essential pieces of furniture means you will be killing two birds with one stone. One way you can do this is by choosing beds that offer storage space in the form of pull-out drawers or built-in shelving (refer to images below).
Installing mirrors in small rooms is a trick that many interior designers swear by to efficiently make any space feel and look bigger. Not only do wall mirrors not take up any space, they also brighten up the room and give off the illusion that the area is larger than it actually is.
- Sliding doors > swinging doors
The doors of the home are one thing that most of us would never think of touching. However, replacing your regular swinging doors with sliding ones can save you a lot of space because you do not need to concern yourself with that extra space that needs to be left vacant to accommodate a swinging door. Another advantage of sliding doors is that they are easy to customize to fit into your home in terms of style and size. Do take note that this door replacement tip applies not only to the doors that divide up the rooms of the house, but also applies to the doors of your wardrobe, kitchen cabinet and other storage options.
- More vertical lines
The same way that vertical prints on clothing can make one look more slender and taller, using vertical lines in the home can also give the illusion of higher ceilings. From patterned wallpapers to window curtains to shelving, by opting for straight vertical patterns, you can effectively elongate the structure of a room. With regards to shelves, stay clear of horizontally lined ones (see photo below) and install them in a vertical way instead.
- More green, more yellow, more white
When it comes to color palettes and what colors are preferable in making a room look larger, you don’t have to look further than to the bright and joyful green and yellow. These are receding colors that will effectively give the feeling and look of more space.
By integrating these tips, you’ll be sure to make use of all available space you don’t even know you can use in your very own home. So what are you waiting for? Time to rearrange and style your furniture and fixtures in your Suntrust Home! Don’t forget to tag us when you do.