Y’all, I love, love, LOVE my home. I recently did some decorating, and it truly changed the game for me. I’m lucky in that my husband and I have a pretty large place, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I do wish it was a little more spacious sometimes. I’m forever the hostess. I love having my girls over for wine nights, my kids love to have their friends come and play, and we host every sporting event for my husband and his guys. Hosting would be a lot less stressful if my house had some more space, which is why I did some space-opening research! Check out my compilation of ideas on how to make your home feel larger.
Bring on the light, airy colors
Y’all won’t even believe the wonders that painting your walls a light color will do for your home. This doesn’t mean you need hospital white walls all over—just lighter shades of your favorite colors. My living room is a super light purple that looks like a shiny lavender, and it opened my space up so much. We even painted our bedroom a light shade of glossy gray, and it’s changed the whole scene in there. The light reflects off the walls more, which makes your rooms feel more airy and open—even though they’re the same walls!
Opt for lighter window treatments
I’m a sucker for dramatic curtains, I’ll admit it. But when I discovered that my heavy draperies were part of what made my family room feel tight and tiny, I got rid of them! I replaced them with sheer window shades, and it’s seriously made the room feel twice the size. It’s tricky to realize how much little changes can do for the way your home feels overall, but window treatments really do make a huge difference. There are tons of benefits to installing sheer window shades, but my favorite is the added natural lighting, even when they’re closed!
Clear the clutter
I have kids, y’all, which means I have clutter. Other mamas know what I’m talking about when I say those little things just come with clutter. It seems like the second that I clear off a table, it fills up again. Clearing out the clutter around the house makes it seem so much bigger, and it’s so worth it. I started a system where each member of the family, myself and my husband included, get a little canvas bin to store in our cube organizer. We can each put whatever we want in there, and it doesn’t have to be organized. It has seriously cut down on how much stuff is lying around, now that each of us has a designated spot for our “miscellaneous” items that don’t quite have homes otherwise. Finding a clutter clearing system that works for you can make your house feel HUGE!