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12 ways to stretch your space

Aqeelah Bawa-Osman Aqeelah Bawa-Osman
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Even though your home is small and limited in space, there are ways to enhance the size without impacting on your budget. These 12 easy yet efficient decor tricks will enhance your home by maximising storage, seating and design. With help from homify you can create the illusion of a larger home, it may need some thoughts and creativity. Let's take a look!

1. Open shelves

An open plan living room can easily be divided with functional open shelves, this means the space isn't completely separated, but there is a divider for storage.

2. The attic

Convert a tacky attic into an extra bedroom.

3. Organised garage

Keep the garage tidy and organised with sleek shelving and drawers.

4. Warm and cosy

A modern fireplace is great, it looks less bulky than its retro counterpart and still generates a cosy atmosphere.

5. For your books

A home library is never a wasted space, when it comes to anything from magazines to books, everything will have its place and purpose.

6. Office

A smart office beneath the stairs, how's that for simple sophistication?

7. Mirrors

It's amazing how magnificent mirrors will create a larger looking living room, especially when paired with brilliant illumination.

8. Mezzanine

Living in a studio apartment doesn't need to be cramped. Include a mezzanine level and you'll have a loft style space in no time.

9. Colour

modern Living room by Haifatto Arq + Decor
Haifatto Arq + Decor

Sala— Decora Lider—2013

Haifatto Arq + Decor

Incorporate some fantastic colours for a unique and interesting design.

10. Lighting

Lighting is another must-have feature in a small space. This industrial inspired apartment looks a lot bigger with the right illumination focused here and there.

11. Natural light

modern Living room by Lanza Arquitetos
Lanza Arquitetos

Casa Bosque da Ribeira

Lanza Arquitetos

Opt for natural illumination to create the same effect as number 10, but throughout the day. The bathroom is probably the ideal spot for a relaxing environment.

12. Veranda

Take in the terrace to create a usable veranda that can double as an office. Here are 9 cool ways to add some colour to your home

Have you used any of these space enhancing tricks in your decor?
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