4 Ways to Make a Smaller Home Feel Bigger

Not all of us necessarily have the budget to live in a three-story house of our dreams. Not to mention, living in a big house isn’t always ideal. Although a big house comes with more space, it also comes with more responsibility, and more surface area to clean. Not to mention, the more square footage you have, the more it costs to heat your home, and the more rent you have to pay. 

Whatever the reason is for tou living in a smaller home, whether by choice, or by fate, the good news is you can make your house look bigger without having to pay for extra square footage. Here are some to make a smaller home feel much bigger.

Maximize Natural Light

Light is your best friend when it comes to making an area feel more spacious. The more light that bounces around the room, the more you’ll feel like you’re in an open space that doesn’t feel closed in or suffocating. 

You can maximize natural light by leaving your curtains open. You can then reflect the natural light you’re allowing in by strategically placing mirrors throughout your home. Additionally, consider painting your walls a light color, since this will reflect light even more.

Use Space-Saving Furniture

If there’s one thing we can learn from the Europeans, it’s how to maximize your space by using multifunctional furniture. Think of a couch with storage space, or chairs and tables that can be folded and stored away when not in use. When you use furniture that can be used for multiple purposes, or stored away entirely, saving yourself a significant amount of floor space.

Use Vertical Space

When laying out things like lamps, or shelves throughout your house, often the first place we consider to place things like this is the floor. After all, this is the most logical place to store things. However, what many people forget is how useful your vertical space can be. By placing shelves on walls, or installing lighting on the wall, you’ll have one less thing blocking your walkway.


One of the fastest ways to swallow up space in your house, is by leaving clutter everywhere. Clutter doesn’t just look messy, but it makes you feel closed in. Not to mention, you’re making a table or chair, unusable by placing items on it. 

Clear your surfaces, and you’ll notice that your home feels much bigger. Not to mention it’s also much more hygienic, and aesthetically pleasing to live in a clutter free space.

If clutter is a consistent issue for you, then consider placing baskets throughout your home. Baskets can be a quick and easy solution for putting things away without having to worry about losing too much time straightening up.