5 Ways to Make a Small Space in Your Home Feel Bigger

Shed a little light! - Closet Tec IncGrowing up, one of my favorite things to do was to go to my friend’s house and play in all of its small nooks and hiding places. There was something so fun about playing in the smaller cubbies and laundry rooms! Being in those spaces made us feel like we were a part of a secret society where no boys were allowed.

Now as adults, we look at the same small spaces and corners in our own homes and fail to feel the same rush of excitement we felt in our younger days. Sometimes, it’s hard to know just what do to with these areas of our home!

That’s why I decided to put together some tips to curb the space issue 🙂 Enjoy!

  1. Mirrors are a beautiful way to create the illusion of space. The reason for this is that mirrors reflect light. If you want to take this concept a step further, take Freshome’s advice. Place a tall mirror at the end of the hallway! Doing this creates the illusion of length.
  2. Declutter using under-the-cabinet storage techniques. Don’t forget that you can also store things in cabinet doors! Don’t underestimate the power of a clean home. Sometimes, the reason  a space feels small is because there is too much junk on the floor.
  3. Decorate with light colors and neutral tones because they reflect light. Specifically, you should be looking for whites, greys, and muted pastels.  Try using sheer paneled curtains to let the light in on any windows in your small space.
  4. Spotlights are also a great way to add light. Obvious, no? It felt wrong to tell you how to add light to your room when you could always just plug one in. What’s great about a spotlight lamp is that they are typically tall and lean in size. You don’t want the source of light taking up too much physical space.
  5. Furniture needs to be carefully-selected for your small space. Avoid anything oversized or bulky. Instead, aim for pieces that are multi-purpose. Storage ottomans are a great example! They’re chairs, makeshift coffee tables, footrests, and storage units. Or you could opt for furniture that is built-in. A Closet Tec Design Specialist is always here to lend a helping hand.


Do you have any tips I neglected to mention? Leave them here as a comment.


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About the Author

Terrie Unthank

Vice President of Operations and Designer with Closet Tec Inc.

Terrie is passionate about making her clients feel proud of their home! Stay with her on the Closet Tec blog to learn more about home decor, client success stories, and so much more!