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How To Make Your Home Feel More Open and Airier

Many of the modern farmhouse-style homes on Pinterest and Instagram today look like the most soothing, lovely places to be. They create living spaces that feel open yet cozy, all in neutral color palettes with tasteful pops of color. If your home just isn’t quite getting the same feel despite your best efforts, the problem may not be your decor or furniture.

Many of these online photos of homes are taken from very specific angles and edited to make the rooms feel bigger, brighter, and cleaner. So, take any inspo pics with a grain of salt. That said, there are a few strategies you can use to make your home feel more open and airier.

How To Make Your Home Feel More Open and Airier

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Choose Light Colors

Lighter colors bounce light off themselves, while dark colors absorb light. This means that a room painted with a light shade will feel bigger and more open, while a space painted with a rich, dark color can feel closed in.

If you’re trying to make your home feel bigger and brighter, opt for bright neutrals such as white, tan, or grey. Light color options can include pale green, lavender, or light blue. Decorating a room with these shades will create a lovely space that feels much bigger and brighter.

If you love jewel tones or other rich shades, don’t worry! You can still incorporate them with accent pillows, rugs, and other small decor items. These small details will create contrast within your space without making the room feel cramped.

Bring in Some Mirrors

Mirrors create the illusion of a bigger room. They add depth to the room by making a space feel larger than it actually is. In addition, they give a “window” effect by appearing to look out onto another room, similar to an actual window!

Mirrors also bounce light around a room, brightening up the space. They’re great decor pieces as they are both functional and fashionable. For example, a floor-length mirror can both help you style your clothes in the morning and add height and dimension to your bedroom.

The More Natural Light, the Better

Everyone loves to talk about natural light, but why is it actually beneficial to have more light in your home? Natural light in the home improves the focus, mental clarity, and mood of its inhabitants. For this reason alone, it’s worth making a top priority!

Aesthetically, homes lacking natural light can feel small, cramped, and dingy. A space might be beautifully designed, but the lack of natural light can make it feel closed off and heavy. Adding natural light with large windows can make a world of difference.

If your home lacks natural light, don’t worry! There are ways to bring more sunlight into your home. Maximize any light you do have with the above tips. Use mirrors and light colors to help bounce any available light around and brighten up the room.

Making your home feel more open and airier is a wonderful way to create a welcoming and relaxing home. With these tips, you’ll have a lovely home in no time.

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