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9 Hacks to Make Your Small Space Feel So Much Bigger

Written by Grace & Silas
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Our home is our personal sanctuary, but if we live in a 300-square-foot studio apartment that doesn’t have much space to breathe, it’s very normal to want more.

But let’s be a little realistic here; you can’t change the overall size of your apartment. However, that doesn’t mean you have to live in a close-spaced room. All you need is to create a little illusion, and once you read our 9 smart hacks to make your small apartment look much bigger than it actually is, you’ll enjoy the spaciousness and comfort of your newly designed small-but-also-bigger home.

Clear Out the Clutter

The first hack is, obviously, to get rid of the unnecessary things. Your house is already small, so why bother crowding it with lots of items that you don’t even actually use?

Stick to a Simple Color Scheme

Light colors will make your home feel open and airy; just like in the Scandinavian home designs. The power of light colors is great, so stick to them for both your walls and furniture. Then your house will look minimalistic and spacious.

Mounted Shelves

If you’re a book lover, then don’t be afraid, we’re not going to tell you to get rid of your books for space. Instead, hang shelves on your walls and put your books there; it will occupy less space than a cumbersome bookshelf.

Sell or Donate Your Extra Clothes

Small homes mean you have a small wardrobe as well. If your wardrobe is overstuffed and your clothes are spilling out onto chairs, then make the sacrifices. Those sweaters that you haven’t worn for the last 5-10 years don’t have to stay in your wardrobe anymore.

Buy Furniture with Exposed Legs

If you have a small living room, get furniture with exposed legs; it will create the illusion of spaciousness as there will be more space that allows light to filter through.

Add Mirrors

Mirrors are perfect for creating an illusion of space because they trick the eye into believing that the room is larger. It’s one of the oldest tricks and definitely works.

Keep Your Home Well Lit

Regardless of its size, every home will look bigger when you let in the light. It can be both artificial and natural light; just let it in. Throw away heavy drapes and open up your windows, and at night, add more lamps.

Use Bigger But Fewer Furniture Pieces

You may not believe us, but bigger is better! Don’t buy too many things just because they’re small and won’t take up too much space. In fact, sticking to bigger but fewer furniture pieces will make your room look more spacious.

Use Hidden Storage

Hidden storage is the best thing for small apartments. They’re not in front of your eyes and add an aesthetic value to your other furniture. So why not have a platform bed that stores your extra things and keeps the minimalistic atmosphere of your bedroom?


If you’re living in a small house or apartment, then definitely try out these easy tips and tricks and let us know what you think!

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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