The short answer is “yes”, but you probably need a little more than that. When you picture a spacious home, you might imagine an aesthetically-pleasing and tidy property but one that doesn’t feel particularly cosy.
However, this doesn’t have to be the case. You don’t have to live in a huge house to have a spacious house. A cottage or a tiny bungalow can feel large and welcoming if you know how to utilise the space you have available.
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Yet, it can still feel warm and comfortable. Spaciousness and cosiness aren’t mutually-exclusive. Perhaps you’re still unsure as to how you could combine those two concepts in your household. Let’s talk about how to do so.
Declutter your house thoroughly.
Obviously, one of the best ways to make a home feel more spacious is to declutter it thoroughly. This won’t just make your household feel much larger, however; it’ll make it feel cosier.
Clutter might make your house feel smaller, but it definitely doesn’t make your house feel intimate and cosy. It makes rooms feel cramped, and that’ll make you feel uncomfortable in your own home. You need to clear out your home if you want it to feel warm and inviting again.
Organise your belongings.
Of course, decluttering your house is only the start. If you truly want your home to feel spacious, then you need to organise your belongings.
After all, clutter has a way of finding its way back into your household over time. To make a lasting improvement to your abode, you need to find ways to keep your house tidy.
For starters, you could put up more shelves on the walls or maximise the shelving you already own. This will create new storage solutions in every room.
You should also organise your collections. Keep books, records, and photo albums neatly organised. It’ll be much easier to find things you need. Your house will feel more like home, and that’s the key to cosiness.
And if your bedroom is messy, then you might want to check out this 2-mirror wardrobe. That could create a stylish and practical storage solution for the clothes that end up piled on top of your chair or sprawled across the floor.
Your home will feel much cosier if you make the place neater in this way. As mentioned in the previous point, clutter makes us feel uncomfortable. But even if you get rid of the junk you don’t need, your household might still feel cluttered and cramped if things are unorganised.
Convert your garage (or attic).
You might also want to make your home more spacious by converting your garage, attic, or even a spare room that you have available.
This won’t make your house feel any less cosy, but it’ll certainly make it feel larger and more inviting. Why waste a great space such as your garage on any clutter that’s built up over the years?
If you took the advice given in the first point, you should have cleared out rooms such as the garage or the attic.
You could convert these spaces into guest bedrooms or even games rooms for the family. It’ll add a brand new home to your house; you could turn a wasted room into a cosy relaxation zone for everyone to enjoy.
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