100+ Tiny Home Hacks That Maximize Your Space
First, allow us to explain why decluttering is so important.Neuroscientists at Princeton University have found that too much clutter makes you less productive. In a study from 2011, the scientists report that we have a “limited processing capacity of the visual system,” so too many objects constantly distract us. It doesn’t matter if you love every one of the things that surround you, if there are too many of them, you simply can’t think as clearly.
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Here's another brilliant tip: create the illusion of space with just a little bit of paint.
- Choose light paint colors. Creams and whites reflect light making a room brighter, which also makes it appear larger. If whites and creams are too blah for your taste, choose just one wall for a splash of color.
- Use cool hues. Our brains perceive colors in different ways. Warm colors, like red, orange, and yellow, tend to draw in a space and make it feel smaller. Alternatively, cool colors like blue, green, and violet, tend to recede or move away and make a space seem more open. (If you have your heart set on a warm color, choose a tint that’s dampened with some cool tones and is very washed out. ECOS Paints in Yellow Tail is a good example of a cooler yellow.)
- Paint trim and moldings lighter than the walls. When moldings and trim are lighter than the walls, the walls look as if they’re further back.
- Keep things monochromatic. Use one color scheme, in different shades and textures, on the furniture, flooring, and walls to keep things “clean,” which also creates the illusion of space.