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How to make a room feel BIGGER

Are you looking to create more space in the home? It can be difficult when you do not have much space to move around and your rooms feel chaotic and cramped, but there are a few clever interior design tricks that you can use to maximise space and make even the smallest of rooms feel much bigger and brighter. Here are a few of the best ways that you can achieve this in your home.

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Rearrange Furniture


Sometimes, you will find that simply rearranging the fixtures in a room can make a huge difference in terms of space and make the room more comfortable. This is a great option because you do not have to spend any money, it is easy to do and it can make such a big difference. Be realistic about how much you can cramp into any space; smart furniture can fold away when not used and even stacked on the wall.


Additionally, consider donating items you no longer use to free up more space. In the plan below, there's seating for 6+ at any given time. Do you need so much furniture in the room? You could move the two accent chairs to the sides of the fireplace and move the love seat to where the accent chairs used to be. This will free up space as you enter the room, instantly making it feel larger. The recliner can be at an angle next to the couch where the love seat used to be. Depending on their height, one of the accent or sofa table can be removed from the room altogether.


Use Multi-Purpose Furniture


Another good solution is to invest in multi-use pieces of furniture.


For example, an ottoman bench can be an extra seating space with additional storage space or