Here are three classic ways that will make living in a small space work well for you.

Do you live in a small space? check out these 3 tricks to expand your home space

Lighting to expand the space of the home

Small is one thing, but small and dark is quite another. Almost nothing has the power to transform a space like lighting.Work with the natural light at your disposal by keeping furniture down and out of the light path, using windows that let in as much light as possible, and by using reflective surfaces, such as mirrors to increase light throw.

As for artificial lighting, make sure you have enough general, ambient and task light for all the ways you use the space. Once properly lit , even a small room can feel spacious. In small or very dark spaces, the easiest way to gain light, and thus a feeling of space, is to paint in light colors; white, beige, light stones, creams or rosewoods are good options.

Another recommendation is to install backlit windows that give the sensation of natural light in the interior spaces. This indirect lighting will provide a feeling of space and a lot of vitality and will be able to expand the space of the home.

The way your curtains hang can make a big difference in making your home feel light and airy. And during dark winter days, we can all use a little help. How to do it? By using all of the wall space above and around the windows and using fabric colors and textures that absorb daylight to its fullest.

Expand your home space with organization and storage

It goes without saying that in a small space, storage, and even more so, organization, is key. Furniture with more storage and built-in cabinets are a great way to achieve the former, and the latter is reduced by creating the habit of learning to live with less. It’s a constant struggle for many of us, but regularly tidying up and making cuts will make a huge difference in getting you fully incorporated into your little home, and not just settling for it.

Versatility and flexibility at home

In a small multipurpose space, having a flexible layout and / or furniture can be a saving grace. Look for pieces with multiple uses: a hybrid table that is a desk / dining room (or even a dining table on the wall), a comfortable and elegant sofa bed, nesting tables and rolling pieces, all can make life a little easier for him. inhabitant of the small apartment. We can recommend 55 ideas on how to save space at home that will help you complement this information.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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