Minimalist Interior Tips: Making Crowded Rooms Feel Roomy

Minimalist Living Room IdeaSometimes, even though the house has been set in a minimalist style, installed with mirrors to give broad effect, or a light-colored paint, some rooms remain feeling cramped. You might forget a few little things. Here are several things you need to consider to make your crowded rooms feel roomy.

Bedroom
The placement of clothing is one of the factors that make the room feel cramped. If you put the clothes in the corner of the room, hang them behind the door, or have more than one closet in the room, then it is the time for you to start sorting clothes.

Choose clothes that are really needed in the closet and move the other clothes that are rarely used in other rooms. In general, clothes that worn everyday are just 20% of all the clothes you have. It means that 80% clothes are rarely worn and only make the closets or room feel cramped. If you want to do a charity, it would not hurt if you donate your clothes then.

Kitchen
Similar to clothing, kitchen utensils are often only being displayed and never used. Kitchen appliances such as microwave, mixer, blender, or toaster are often just there in the corner of the kitchen. Besides disturbing the kitchen aesthetic, large devices are also prone to rodents such as rats.

To make the kitchen neater, you should store the equipment in a special place. If necessary, put them back into the wrapper. In addition to more durable kitchen appliances, the kitchen will feel more spacious.

Living room and family room
The furniture in the living room or family room often just become window-dressing, without ever being used. If the room feels cramped, it could not hurt to move or sell the furniture.

Newspapers or magazines that are piling up in the corner of the room sometimes ruin the view and make the room feel claustrophobic. Often, a pile of newspapers or magazines becomes a home for rats. If the room is damp, the newspaper or magazine are usually sticky and stuck to the wall or floor.

Memorable objects indeed become good display which can make the homeowners feel proud of. However, if the objects are piling up in the living room or family room, the room would feel claustrophobic. Furthermore, you have to spend extra time and effort to care for and clean it. Thus, you can begin to do the sorting. Keep items that are not too necessary to display. You can also change the memorabilia on display periodically.

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