Ways to Trick Guests into Thinking Your Home Has More Space!

Not everyone is lucky enough to own a large property, especially homeowners here in the metro Washington, DC area. Townhomes are all the rage, property values are higher than average, and space is hard to come by. That’s why it’s important to pick up little tricks to open up smaller spaces.


Creating the illusion of more space doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are a few things you can do.

  1. Light colors: Bold colors will dominate a room and make it feel smaller than it really is. Choose neutral, light colors to create the opposite effect. Avoid busy wallpaper or too many knick knacks or picture frames, as this also tightens space up.
  2. Don’t line all the walls with stuff: If furniture lines every wall space, it automatically makes the room feel stuffy and full. Choose carefully when placing furniture, and sometimes the best thing to do is simply get rid of a piece that serves no real purpose.
  3. Mirrors and glass: Bathrooms are a great room to utilize glass in; choose clear glass shower doors instead of colored or opaque. Narrow hallways will appear open with tactfully placed mirrors.
  4. Natural sunlight: Draw back those curtains, open those blinds, and let that sun in! Natural sunlight is not only good for your mood, but it’ll also help create an easy openness in a space that may be a little small.

For more information about appropriate paint colors for your space, call Ploutis Contracting today: (703) 360-0205.

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