In Mumbai (or any other megapolis really), the growing population may cause the living space to be quite limited. Having a spacious home and enjoying the big city life all at once can become quite the challenge. Don’t sweat it, there are tons of ways you can add to the natural decor of your home to make it look more spacious. Check out these DIY furniture and interior design hacks to make your home look like everything you dreamed of.
The Key to Beautiful Spacious Homes
These home decorations and interior design tricks will leave you not wanting to leave the house.
De-Clutter Your House
The theory ‘less is more’ holds true in the case of your home decor too. There are some pieces of furniture which may not actually be essential in the first place. You can always have a living room with a two-piece sofa and a side table. You don’t necessarily need a coffee table or a rug. It’s all about how you make what you have look classy and cozy. One quick trick is, when you’re out furniture shopping don’t think about where that piece will go, instead think of what it will do. If you don’t think it’s going to do much, scratch it off your list. Another thing to keep in mind is the type of furniture you buy. The wrong kind of furniture can just end up making your home look like a mess. If you are indeed struggling with space, try to avoid bulky, boxy pieces of furniture. Try to buy multipurpose furniture to help you reduce the number of pieces you need to have at home.
We all know how much the right kind of lighting can do for you. There’s a reason why lighting is so important in photography. Even clothing stores' lighting is well designed to ensure you look good in what you try on. Similarly, the right kind of lighting at home can play a very important role in the illusion of space. The trick is to avoid ceiling lights when living in a smaller room. Ceiling lights have the tendency of cutting the height out from the room. Instead try using table lamps, these also help eliminate shadows. Try to make the best of natural lighting in small spaces. Another quick hack is using different-sized lamps in the room, this helps to add a feeling of more space.
Manage Your Storage
You will always end up with things you don’t need at a certain time but don’t want to throw away immediately either. Storing your stuff in piles or shelves will only make your room look more cluttered and unorganized. Instead, try to hide your storage in small living spaces. Store stuff in boxes under the bed, get a sofa with a secret storage compartment under the seat. A box bed will do great too.