1. Cut down on your amount of ~decorative~ clutter.
Keep your candles, photo frames, and vases to a minimum to make your small space feel cleaner.
2. Make sure your lighting is A+.
Let as much natural light into your place as possible.
3. If your home doesn’t get much sunlight, invest in lamps and string fairy lights.
The brighter a space, the bigger it feels.
4. Use mirrors to create the illusion of bigger rooms.
5. Find storage solutions that make use of your doors.
Towel racks and laundry hampers are both easy to hang on the back of a bathroom door.
6. Make your bed each and every morning.
A messy bed can make a whole room look messy and, in turn, seem way smaller.
7. Use temporary hooks to hang things, drawing your visitor’s eyes upwards.
If you’re too scared to trust a Command hook with a glass-panelled photo frame, try hanging something less breakable, like your hat collection.
9. Make use of your windowsills.
Plants also make a room feel ~fresh~, so think about starting your own windowsill herb garden.
10. Or create a faux windowsill using a low bookshelf.
Choose a shallow shelf so you’re not losing too much space.
11. As the seasons change, pack away things you won’t be using for the next few months, like beach towels and big coats.
Hiding bulky items away will make your wardrobe space easier to navigate, especially if you don’t have built-ins.
12. Use your oven as a storage space.
Just like Carrie – and maybe your grandma – did!
13. Use an ottoman or leather pouffe as extra seating when you have guests over.
Obviously, they take up way less space than an armchair.
14. You can even store it under your coffee table when you don’t have visitors.
15. If you don’t have room for a coffee table, buy plain stools that can act as one when they’re not being used as seats.
16. Glass or perspex coffee tables can also be a great choice for small spaces.
So clear, so spacious.