How to make your home feel bigger – 6 interior tips

How to make your home feel bigger – 6 interior tips

How to make your home feel bigger – 6 interior tips

In today’s urban living, maximizing space is a key challenge for many homeowners. However, with the right interior design techniques, you can create the illusion of a larger space, making your home feel more open and inviting.


Incorporating some tips into your interior design approach, you can create a home that not only looks spacious but also feels like a comfortable and inviting haven. Read below how to make the most of your space:

Let the light come inside

Opting for natural light, whenever possible, is a great way to make your space feel larger. Use sheer curtains or blinds to allow sunlight to filter through, giving the room an airy and open feel. Additionally, strategic placement of mirrors can reflect light, making the space seem larger and more vibrant.

Consider functional furniture

Invest in furniture that serves multiple purposes. For example, a sofa with hidden storage or a coffee table that can double as a desk. This not only reduces clutter but also maximizes the functionality of each piece, making the room feel more organized and spacious.

Less is more

A clutter-free space appears larger. Be selective about the items you display and keep surfaces clean. Consider incorporating storage solutions like shelves and cabinets to keep belongings out of sight, creating a more streamlined and open environment.

Surprise element

One of the biggest reasons people hire interior designers to do up their homes is because they love the surprise element. Interior designers bring a sense of style and aesthetics to think outside the box, making your home more appealing and functional. Their knowledge of design trends and timeless classics enables them to customize your space according to your personal aesthetic.

Use the vertical space

Take advantage of vertical space to draw the eye upward, giving the illusion of height. Floor-to-ceiling shelving or tall furniture pieces can create a sense of grandeur and openness. This draws attention away from the limited floor space.

Scale and Proportion

Choose furniture and decor that are proportionate to the size of the room. Oversized furniture can make a space feel cramped, while appropriately scaled pieces contribute to a balanced and open atmosphere.




Ideas for an autumn interior décor

Ideas for an autumn interior décor

Ideas for an autumn interior décor

The fall comes with an array of beautiful colours, from orange and terracotta to mustard yellow, mushroom brown and all the shades in between.  

An easy and cost-effective way to add a cosy and warm atmosphere to your interiors is by simply adding these colours into your home. Pair them with neutrals, grey, creams or moss green for an elegant and subtle colour combination. Or go bold and rich, using darker tones like wine red, burnt orange, and ochre to create an opulent effect. 


 If you don’t want to start painting walls, you can incorporate an autumn palette in your decorations, from cushions to throws and blankets, from flowers to ceramics and artworks. Here below some decoration ideas to cosy-up your home: 

Give a new look to your cushions

Want to refresh the sofa? An effortless way to add seasonal accents is by changing the cushion covers. Introduce some moody and rust hues and include some velvets. Soho Home has some beautiful patterned ones. You could go with a full block of colour, or experiment with pattern and texture: why not mix velvet with some chunk linen to add a bit of character?

Change your bedroom décor

Replace the lightweight sheet with some cosy bedding. Pick a soft bedspread with warm and earthy tones, or simply arrange a fluffy blanket over the bed, to create an immediate autumnal feeling. Head over to Piglet in Bed if you are thinking of snuggling into some linen bedding.

Introduce autumnal scents

The smell is a powerful sense, able to evoke feelings and memories almost instantly.

If you are a fan of candles and diffusers, this is the time to go shopping for some autumn-scented ones. Bergamot, apple, cinnamon and nutmeg, these autumn scents will bring the extra dose of ambience your home needs. If you want to mix it up a bit, include some candlestick. They look very charming on the coffee table, or even the dining table to give a cosy vibe. You can pair them with some nice coloured candles! We recently discovered the ones from Khoal.

Flower power

If you like flowers in the house, swap them for more autumnal ones. Instead of a fresh bouquet, why not use some dried ones? Branches, dried flowers, or pampas grass, with their muted colours are a perfect addition for a fall vibe. And they last longer, so you will also save some pennies. Just take some extra care in the maintenance, they will need to be managed with caution to avoid breaking.

Get creative with fabrics

Add some home accessories like throws and rugs, they help soften a room while increasing the sense of cosiness. How to choose? A flurry blanket or a knitted one styled on the sofa and a shaggy rug will create immediately a real sense of autumnal cosiness. Fabrics add layers to your furniture and décor and help break sharp edges.