Whether you are renting a home or own your own, you might be faced with a smaller living room than what you would like. Instead of packing up and leaving, you can easily make your small living room feel more spacious. Start by storing what you don’t need on a day to day basis in a storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo. When it comes to the rest of your items, we have gathered some tips for you to try in order to make your small living room feel large. 


Contain Clutter

The reason most living rooms feel small is due to the amount of items you are keeping in your living space. For the majority of smaller items you need to store in your living room you can purchase bins to contain the clutter. Use bins that will fit on shelving or bookshelves and will look good when it comes to your décor. Think vertical when it comes to finding storage space. Use whatever wall space you can to install shelving, cubbies, and bookshelves. 


Reflect Natural Light 

One useful trick to make your living room feel larger is with the use of natural light and mirrors. Install a mirror of your choosing directly across from the window in your living room. The mirror will reflect all the natural light from the window around the room making it feel larger than it actually is. Avoid using heavy drapes and window coverings on your windows. These can make a room feel smaller. 


Add Height

One easy trick to give your living room some much needed height is by installing wall décor or shelving higher up on the wall. This will trick your eye into thinking your ceilings are higher than they actually are. Consider the option of painting or adding wallpaper to the ceiling to add even more height. 


Choosing Paint Color

When deciding on a paint color for your living room you will want to try and keep it light. Lighter hues will keep your living room feeling airy and spacious. You can add depth to your space by adding accent colors that pop with small items or areas such as a wall radiator or the insides of bookshelves. You can still have the color you have always dreamed of, just used in a way that will make your living space feel larger than it actually is. 


With a little creativity you can make any space exactly how you want it to look and feel. Following the tips above will give your small living room the feeling of space that it needs. If you find yourself struggling to find the necessary storage space, you can trust All American Self Storage in San Mateo to provide you with a storage unit. Our facility prides itself on the safety and security of your belongings. Call us today to learn more about our available storage units.