How to Create More Space in your Home


It's no secret that the longer you live in a property the more clutter and knick knacks you accumulate. Especially if you are like us with a growing family, where it's also toys, clothes and an overload of arts and crafts that fill your house too. Over time this can make your home feel smaller and more cramped, however this doesn't have to be the case. There are a number of things we can do to create more space in our home, so I thought I'd share a few examples in this post to hopefully give you some ideas and inspiration.

Have a Good Declutter
We’ve all been the victim of late-night online browsing that turns into multiple deliveries (I was especially guilty during the night feeds!). All of this extra buying is bad for your home as well as your bank balance, as you are just filling your space with items you don't necessarily need. Having a good declutter can instantly create more space in your home - make a list of your necessities (try starting with the everyday) and then start removing the things you don’t need. Donate or sell unwanted items, put unessential items you do want to keep in the loft (or storage if you don't have one), and make sure to go through cupboards for unused / out of date items too!

Update Lighting
Change the lighting and you can change the mood of a room completely. Consider what you want the room to feel like when you’re in it - bright and light, warm and cosy, etc - and then make the necessary changes. Mirrors positioned on the opposite wall to the window will stretch the light coming in naturally around the room, helping to brighten even the darkest corners. 

Change the Flooring
The 3 main criteria you should be thinking about when it comes to flooring in your home are: the style theme, the defence it has against damage and finally, your budget. Lighter shades of oak or stone will help to give the feeling of space and freedom in your home (great for busy areas such as the kitchen and bathroom). Amtico have a fantastic range of vinyl flooring that covers all types of textures and effects. Patterns will make a room a bit more exciting, but it could potentially make the space look smaller. Therefore it might be wise to stick to simpler designs or textures if you want to enlarge a small space. Luvanto also offer luxurious vinyl flooring which will enhance the aesthetic of any room.

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