A home is meant to be a place where you can sit back and relax, however it can be hard to do so if you live in a tiny space and feel cramped and claustrophobic. If you live in a small apartment you might think there is nothing you can do to make your living space larger. This may be true; you might not be able to physically make the room bigger, but there are several little home design tricks which help create the illusion of more space. Follow these tips from Hamilton Self Storage to make your home feel brighter and more spacious.


Adding mirrors to your home is a quick, easy and inexpensive way of creating the illusion of more space. As well as reflecting back an image of your room, making the rooms look larger, it also reflects light around the space which also adds an element of space to a room. For maximum impact place your mirrors opposite windows or the least crowded space in your home. You want the mirror to reflect light and space, not a crowded corner of your home.

Glass kitchen splash back


Light plays a big role in how big or small your room feels. If you live in a smaller space, dark and fluorescent lights give off an un-natural effect and can make people feel enclosed and separated from the outside world. By adding natural coloured lights to your home, or using thin curtains that still allow natural light to filter through, your home will instantly feel more spacious and less claustrophobic.

light filtering through curtain

Creative Furniture

Living in a small home, such as an apartment, means you may have to get creative when it comes to furnishing your home. If you have a small box-like living room, corner couches with a small side table rather than a large coffee table will free up more space in the room. By wrapping around the corner and wall it leaves a wide open space in the middle, making the room look bigger and less crowded.

grey corner couch

Use Hamilton Self Storage

One of the easiest ways of freeing up more space in your home is to store larger items you periodically or rarely use into a self storage facility such as Hamilton Self Storage. Larger, bulky items that you own but rarely use such as camping gear can take up a lot of other useful space in your small home. If this gear is only used a few times a year, store it in Hamilton Self Storage to free up more space more valuable, frequently used items.