Creating extra space in your home can transform your life, so it’s not surprising that everyone is eager to expand their surroundings. While extending your home is a viable way to increase its square footage, this can be an expensive and time-consuming option. Fortunately, you can make your home feel and look bigger simply by implementing a few easy interior design tricks. 

To transform your living space, take a look at these space-saving hacks for home now…

1. Move furniture away from the walls

When you move into a new place, buy a new couch or even redecorate a room, it seems natural to place furniture against the wall. If you look around your home now, you’ll probably notice that a considerable number of pieces are pushed back towards the edges of the room.

Although it seems like this maximises the space, it actually has the opposite effect. By moving your furniture away from the walls, it adds the illusion of space and makes the room feel bigger. 

2. Declutter your living space

No matter what size your home is, clutter always seems to build up and, once it’s there, it’s hard to get rid of. Making a conscious decision to declutter your home will instantly create  more useable space. As well as helping to make your home look bigger, it will also ensure it’s more functional and infinitely more comfortable. 

When you’re decluttering, throw out, donate or sell items you no longer need or want. If you don’t have enough space to keep things at home, it’s well worth using storage centres to house your belongings. By keeping items you rarely use in secure storage outside your home, you can maintain a clutter-free environment without giving up the things you love. 

3. Place mirrors in strategic locations

Using mirrors to reflect natural light and make the outdoors seem more accessible is a great way to make your home feel more spacious. Placing mirrors opposite windows and doors will maximise the impact, so be sure to take a strategic approach. 

Placing a mirror opposite a door means you’ll routinely catch a glimpse of the outdoors or of other rooms in your home. This makes the space feel larger and allows your designs to flow throughout your home, rather than being restricted to just one room. 

4. Make a feature of unused space

When you’re short of space, it’s easy to use up every available surface to display artwork, decorative items and adornments. However, this actually makes the space feel a lot smaller, which is the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve. When you leave some free space on shelves, cabinets and work surfaces, your home will instantly feel bigger. 

5. Making the Most of Your Space

Regardless of how large your home is, it’s vital to make use of the space that’s available. Even bigger properties can feel cramped if you let them. By using interior design to your advantage, you can make any home feel light, spacious and airy.