Home: How to Make Your Home Feel More Spacious This Christmas
We all want to feel comfortable having visitors around our home over Christmas.
After all, our homes are a reflection on ourselves and are our own little sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the world, somewhere where we can put our own stamp on things and make them cosy and welcoming.
But what do you do if you're struggling for space? You can go outdoors but at this time of year the weather can be cold and unpredictable and is unlikely to be as comfortable and relaxing as you'd like for your guests.
The good news is that there are things you can do to make your properly feel more spacious than it currently is over the festive season and beyond. Take a read of my top hack
Mirrors and Lighting
'What is life, other than perception?' There are multiple ways of seeing the same thing. So make sure that you see your property as a spacious and roomy home. You can’t change the position of the walls, unless you want to go down the line of costly building work, and even then you will be limited. You can though make the space appear larger by playing around with the lighting and adding mirrors. If you can position your artificial lighting well, let in as much natural light as possible, and add mirrors so that the light bounces around the place, then your home will feel more airy and spacious.
Even large homes can feel cramped if they’re cluttered with belongings. The more space there is in a room, the roomier it will feel - it’s not rocket science! So if you’re beginning to feel like the walls are closing in on you, take a look at your possessions. Do you need to have all of them out on display? Could you store them better? For the items you can't bear to part with but don’t necessarily need them right now or on a daily basis, take a look at putting them into storage at https://www.nowstorage.co.uk. For the items you no longer need, you could consider selling them and making some extra cash. There are plenty of benefits when it comes to adopting a simplified, minimalist lifestyle, one of which being that you’ll have more space to work with.
Build up the Walls
People often have a lot more space in their home than they think. While the floor space will get most of the attention, remember that the size of the rooms is more than the floor - there’s a lot of vertical space, too. So why not look at making the most of that space? A small living room can be made to feel larger by having furniture that does not sit directly on the floor, choose sofas and cabinets with feet - seeing the floor underneath can create the illusion of more space. Floating shelves will also create more space at leg height.
Open up the Outdoors
Finally, remember to make the most of every inch of your property. If you have an outdoor space, then open it up. You can essentially create another living area just by making a few small changes to your garden. If you add furniture, throws, lighting, a fire pit, and other comfort features, you can enjoy the outdoors all year round. Even when it rains, if you have the right set up!
What are your tips to create more space around the home?