A feeling of space can make your home more comfortable and inviting. From installing sliding doors to using the right lighting, there are many ways to make your rooms appear more spacious.
Make the most of your home and create the illusion of larger rooms with these suggestions from the Bunnings Workshop community.
1. Install sliding doors
Sliding doors such as fashionable barn doors don't need room to swing open and tuck neatly into the wall, reducing their footprint and making the room appear more spacious. This MDF barn door with diagonal pattern by Bunnings Workshop member Rylie (@LePallet) is a good example. Check out more barn door ideas for your home.
Hanging things like light fixtures from the ceiling makes the room look taller and more open. You can also add greenery to your room by hanging baskets from the ceiling. Check out Michelle (@mich1972)'s colourful hanging basket for inspiration.
The materials and colours of benchtops, cabinetry and flooring can make a big influence. In the Bunnings article Storage hacks for small spaces, interior stylist Louise Dammer says “large neutral or white tiles will bounce light around the room, creating the illusion of space.”