Moving house? Five ways to make a small room look BIGGER 3 years ago

Moving house? Five ways to make a small room look BIGGER

Moving back to college or moving house... big bedrooms and plenty space are hard to come by these days.

But a smaller room doesn't necessarily mean less space. These simple hacks will help you keep your crazy shopping habit plus leave you with plenty of room to get a good night's sleep. Win win.

1. Rise up by lifting your bed

This might sound like a funny one but if your bed has short legs, you are losing all the space underneath which is great for storage. Rising your bed helps add height to your room and a variety of cute cushions (think Penney's stun homeware) will give your single bed the illusion of a double.

Bed risers - IKEA €21.00

Cushions - Penney's €7 each.

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2. No ground space? Float

Trying to squash all your belongings into boxes on the ground is only recipe for disaster. Trying to find that cute black crop top before heading out, will result in all hell will breaking loose when you rummage through your boxes and leave your room in a mess. Instead invest in a few floating shelves, not only do they look chic, they are bang on trend too.

Floating shelves - Argos €16.50

3. Maximise the area with a wall grid

Notice boards are so 2011. Give your room that New York City loft feel with a wall grid. Perfect for hanging everything from photos to heels, we are obsessed with this staple.

Wall grid - Urban Outfitters €50

4. Add a rail not a wardrobe

Wardrobes are so bulky, they can cause a serious shortage of space in any room. Instead opt for thin compact rails that help you maximise any space.

Clothes rail - IKEA €15

5. Create an illusion with mirrors

Nothing makes a small space look bigger like a good aul mirror. A full length mirror is also necessary for checking out your outfit and snapping pics, so this really has a tonne of advantages.

Mirror - Overstock €277.52