9 Interior Design Ideas to Make Your Small House Look Bigger

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Owning a small house often poses its own challenges, especially in terms of space arrangement.  The limited space can make the house seem cramped and crowded, especially if you’re not skilled at arranging rooms.

But that’s why we want to help you. Trust us, there are ways to make your small house appear more spacious. No, we’re not talking about major renovations or a total house makeover. Rather, this is about how you plan and rearrange the interior design appropriately.

1. Utilize Natural Light

A house with good natural lighting
Yes, that’s right. With sufficient light, your Type 36 house can look much more spacious as well as fresh, warm, and comfortable. To do this, create large windows and place them where they can receive maximum sunlight.

What if your house doesn’t get enough natural light? Don’t worry, you can use the mirror trick. Mirrors will reflect light and make the room look brighter. In addition, mirrors can also give the illusion of a larger room.

The trick is simple: choose large wall mirrors and place them in rooms that you want to make more spacious.

2. Use Bright Colors

Room with bright color painting
Color is an important element in interior design. And colors like white, light blue, soft yellow, or peach can help make a room look more spacious. Try painting the walls of your Type 36 house with bright colors and feel the difference.

3. Arrange Furniture Layout Wisely

Proper furniture layout in the house
In a small-sized house, every inch is extremely valuable. So, the selection and arrangement of furniture must be well thought out. You can start by choosing furniture that is proportional to the room. There’s no need to force a large sofa or wide dining table if it only makes the room look and feel cramped.

4. Choose the Right Floor and Ceiling

Proper floor and ceiling design in the house
The floor and ceiling also affect the perception of room width. For the floor, you can try using a floor with light colors or minimalist motifs. Busy patterns or dark colors tend to make the room look narrow.

As for the ceiling, try the trick of making it appear higher. You can paint the ceiling a lighter color than the walls or install a ceiling with vertical details. This can give the illusion that the ceiling is higher, and automatically make the room appear larger.

5. Utilize Vertical Space

Utilizing vertical space in the house
If you feel your room is horizontally limited, try using space vertically. For example, you can install shelves or cabinets that reach the top of the wall. With this, you not only get extra storage space, but also utilize often overlooked space.

You can also display decorations or photos on the wall, but avoid excessive decoration. Choose a few ornaments that are meaningful to you and place them at sufficient distances, so as not to make your room look full and narrow.

6. Create Open Space

Open space concept in the house
The concept of open space can be a brilliant solution to make a small house look more spacious. By combining several rooms into one –such as the living room, dining room, and kitchen– you can create a room that is more spacious and multifunctional.

But the open space concept not only gives the impression of a spacious room. It also increases interaction between household members. Whoever’s cooking in the kitchen can still interact with family members relaxing in the living room.

7. Use Shelves or Storage Properly

Proper storage shelves in the house
Good storage is key to a tidy and spacious house. So choose shelves, cabinets, or drawers that suit your needs. For example, open shelves can be a great option to display aesthetic items, like books, decorative plants, or photos. Also, don’t forget to utilize closed storage for items that don’t need to be displayed, such as personal items.

And speaking of items…

8. Reduce Unnecessary Items

Reducing unnecessary items in the house
The reason is that unnecessary things will only consume space and make the house look narrow. Therefore, frequently declutter or reduce items that you don’t need. Start by sorting out items that you rarely use.

9. Empower Multifunctional Furniture

Multifunctional furniture in the house
Furniture like sofa beds, folding tables, or racks that also work as desks, can greatly help you use rooms more efficiently. For example, you can buy a sofa bed that has a dual function: as a seat during the day and a bed at night. Multifunctional furniture like an ottoman with storage space can also be a great option.

With this, you not only save space, but also make your house neater and more organized.

After rearranging, it’s time to beautify your house

How? By using Dream Space, of course!

Just so you know, Dream Space is a web application that allows you to beautify your room with the help of AI. The process is simple. You just need to upload a photo of your current room, then you can choose from 30+ different interior styles. Whatever style you want, you can find it in Dream Space.

Once you’ve chosen, let our AI generate stunning images of your transformed room. All this takes just minutes.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit Dream Space by clicking this link, and start transforming your dream room!



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