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How to make a small space look bigger using some design hacks?

Most Israelis live in apartments, not houses because land for residential buildings in central Israel is scarce. Homes in Israel are frequently more compact than those in many other places. The cost of living has skyrocketed in the last year so a lot of grown-up kids find themselves living back at home with their parents.

So I thought I would write a practical blog on how to make spaces look bigger using some design hacks. Making a small space look bigger involves using design tips and tricks that create the illusion of more space and openness. Here are some effective ways to achieve that:

1) Choose Multi-Functional Furniture: Opt for furniture pieces that serve multiple purposes, such as storage beds or ottomans with storage space inside. This reduces clutter and maximizes the usability of the space.

2)Transparent furniture: can make your space look so much larger. You don't have to get smaller pieces or take away any furniture, you can create a larger-looking space by implementing transparent furniture. Acrylic chairs or glass coffee tables. Glass furniture tricks the eyes into making a space feel larger.

3) Scale Furniture Accordingly: Avoid oversized furniture that overwhelms the room. Choose appropriately sized furniture that fits well within the space.

3) Use Curtains Wisely: Hang curtains close to the ceiling rather than just above the window frame. This elongates the walls and makes the room feel taller. Same tip when wanting a window to look wider, buy a curtain rail that is wider than the window so you can hang the curtains at the edge of the window frame giving the illusion the windows are wider. Also, match your curtain color to your wall color to get a clean, fresh look. It extends the look of your walls.

4) Lighting: Light up your room. Add layered lighting. A ceiling light, some table lamps, and a wall

light. Light bouncing off your furniture and highlighting different furniture will make the space look bigger and larger.

5) Floors: Go big! Bigger tiles and bigger parquet, bigger rugs give the illusion of space. Fewer

lines and busyness with less grout give a cleaner look to a bathroom. This bathroom renovation in the picture has tiles 120 cm x 60 cm giving the illusion it is a huge bathroom.

6) Wall storage: My last tip would be to use the wall space & implement wall-mounted furniture pieces if you don't have a lot of floor space. For example, a desk that is mounted from a wall can give you a ton of floor space around your house. A wall-mounted TV unit is a great way to save space. Usually, they have storage in them as well. A fold-down table in your kitchen saves a lot of space.

In conclusion, I hope you find these tips useful in creating the illusion your apartment is bigger than it actually is by using my design hacks!



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