Creating a Large Living Room in a Small Space

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If your current home seems to be lacking in space there are always tips and tricks you can use to make a small space seem larger. The first and most necessary step in making a small space larger is by sorting through your belongings and getting rid of or storing what you don’t have the room for. A storage unit at Holladay Self Storage in Holladay can give you the space you need to keep all of your valuables. As for making the small living room in your home feel larger, we have provided you with some tips and tricks to try in your home. 

 

Contain your Clutter

With the items you have to have on hand in your home, you will want to keep them as contained as possible in order to maximize the little space you have available. You can easily do this by containing your clutter into storage bins or by installing shelving. Utilize what wall space you have available by installing floating shelves to store a variety of items. Investing in storage bins with wheels can allow you ease of access when placing these bins under coffee tables or end tables. 

 

Lighting

One trick to consider when trying to make your small space feel larger is to have as much natural light in the room as possible. Expand the natural light by strategically placing mirrors on the wall in your living room. The light will bounce off the mirrors and make the space seem a lot larger than it actually is. 

 

Add Height

Another trick to use when enlarging a space is to hang artwork or shelving higher up on the wall than you normally would. By placing these items high on the wall you create the illusion of higher ceilings. Before hanging these items you can test their placement by hanging newspaper cut to the exact size of the frames. This way you can move around the newspaper and get the right arrangement of where you want your artwork before making any unnecessary holes in the wall. 

 

Paint

It is important to expand your pallet when it comes to paint colors. If you are trying to expand the space you have, it is important to stick with a lighter color. Dark colors will make a space seem smaller and more confined. Painting the walls and furniture a lighter tone will open up the space and make it seem larger than it actually is. 

 

Having a small space doesn’t mean you can’t make it seem larger. By following these tips and tricks you can easily make your living room into one you can see yourself in every day. For the items you just can’t seem to find the space for in your home, you can have peace of mind knowing they are safe and secure in a storage unit at Holladay Self Storage in Holladay. For more information regarding our unit sizes and pricing please come by our facility or call us today.