I think I've mentioned it before, but our bungalow is tiny.
When we moved from a 1 bed flat to a 1 bed bungalow we thought we would be sizing up, but we were wrong.
As two people and two pets who seem to gain items at a crazy rate, this leaves us sometimes feeling a bit crowded in and as such we've had to try and be a little bit clever when it comes to finding ways to make it feel more spacious.
Clear The Clutter
Hands up this is something I am awful at.
If you haven't used something or even looked at it (thinking about decorations here) get rid.
However, if you feel like you love all your decor but it is looking a bit cluttered think about rotating it.
This allows you to still enjoy it all while clearing some room and giving yourself a different view from time to time.
Storage is Your Friend
When we moved we couldn't fit all our old furniture into the new place.
So we had to think carefully about what we needed and what would be most useful.
We ended up moving a chest of drawers from the bedroom to the lounge and it has really helped us keep games, blu-rays and other items just a bit more organised.
Hang a Mirror
Mirrors are great, they not only help add more light into a room but also can help it feel a bit more spacious.
What's more don't be afraid to go big.
A large mirror in a small space really can create an illusion of the room being so much bigger.
Think About The Corners
Do you have any corners which could be utilised?
We have a weird corner at one end of our lounge and I keep meaning to get someone to pop up some shelving within it. Allowing us to store things and stop it looking quite so bland.
You can also buy great corner units these days which may work for you and offer more room to place things.
Downsize Your Window Coverings
If you have bulky window coverings then think about removing or changing some.
A lighter brighter window area can really help open up a room and make it feel like there is more space that can be utilised.
Making sure your window ledges are uncluttered too can also make a big difference to the area.
So there you have a few ideas on how you can make your home feel a little bit more spacious.
However, what about you, what is your favourite way to open up a room?