Here's How to Make Your Space Look Bigger (and Trick People Into Thinking It Actually Is)

Shelcy Joseph

New York City dwellers like me will look up every possible hack to make our apartments look bigger. If you rent a small place in a big city, then you know having a lot of space is the ultimate luxury. That's why I've been researching ways to maximize my loft, and make it look open and clutter-free.

To make your space seem bigger, experts recommend selecting pieces, surfaces and materials that reflect light and increase the airiness in the different rooms. For example, sheer and neutral curtains will softly diffuse the light without feeling heavy. Mirrors will enhance your interior style while giving the impression of more space, and clear pieces of furniture will optimize the view beyond them. Read on for more tips (and the pieces you'll need) to trick people into thinking your place is huge.

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