No doubt the average American home has grown in size over the past several decades. No longer are we living in one-room homes with little space to share. We have a room for everything—living space, office space, craft space, recreation space, and guest space.
Since the 1950s, the average single-family home in the U.S. has grown from 983 square feet to about 2,400 square feet (2006). Fort Collins real estate has also not escaped this trend.
Your Bedroom, Your Space
Although homes are bigger, bedrooms can feel smaller (maybe due to all of the stuff we love to accumulate). Bedrooms are where we spend much of our time, so it’s important to maximize the space as much as possible. We want these rooms to feel comfortable, not cramped. Our bedroom is supposed to be our sanctuary and place of solace, not a frustration and headache.
When you want to make your bedroom space feel bigger, here are some simple ideas.
- Follow the light: Natural lighting can do wonders for a room. Uncover windows and let the sun shine for a natural look. If you do not have access to natural light, choose a ceiling fixture that will add style and function to your space.
- Simplify: Cramming a bunch of stuff into a small space can make it feel even smaller. Tidy up, organize, and utilize under-the-bed storage in order to create a clean, neat look in a small bedroom. Makeover your closet with a shelving system and invest in storage boxes to get that clutter off the floor and where it belongs.
- Mirror, mirror, on the wall: Or against the wall, or on the closet door. Using mirrors can give the illusion that a room is bigger than it is. Mirrors are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles.
- Tone it down: Dark colors on the walls will make a room look smaller, so stick to natural and pale hues to create an open look. Paint walls in shades of cream, off-white, and beige.
- Double duty: Choose furniture that is multi-functional, like a bench that can also store items and a loft bed that can house a desk underneath.
- Walk this way: When it comes to flooring, keep it in the same color family as the wall and ceiling. The interior design site FresHome recommends keeping with the same color scheme so that there is not a feeling of a disjointed space.
Use Your Space Wisely, No Matter the Size
No matter the size of your bedroom space, there are limitless opportunities to maximize the space and use each inch efficiently. By implementing a few easy ideas, you can take what you have and make it even better. Be creative and use what you have; mix accessories to add your own style.
C2 Real Estate Solutions is ready to partner with you in finding the home of your dreams!