Tips for making your space feel larger

Written by
Jessie Gehrett
Published on
October 8, 2021 11:33:00 AM PDT October 8, 2021 11:33:00 AM PDTth, October 8, 2021 11:33:00 AM PDT

Do you have a small space and want to make it feel larger? Don’t worry! There’s no need to add an additional window or knock out a wall. With a few tips and tricks from At West End, you can make your small space not only look larger but also feel larger.

Keep things simple

Stay away from bulky pieces of furniture. Instead, choose a few streamlined pieces. Our set of two nesting bamboo pedestals are simple and narrow. Made of natural materials, these nesting buddies add a beautiful, natural element to your home while adding height to your space. Also, sofas with raised legs will give the illusion of more space.

De-clutter once a month

Regular closet cleanouts can make sure you use the space you have as effectively as possible. The golden question: Would you buy that product now? If not, then it’s got to go. 

Storage is key

Too much clutter can make even the biggest room feel tiny. Remember, everything needs its own home. Consider our eight cubby console with a wooden top. With eight 14" x 14" cubes, this piece is a convenient storage solution! 


Mirror, mirror on the wall; tell us the best trick of them all. Using mirrors helps create a larger space. Mirrors will spread light. This creates a brighter, more open feel. Mirrors also trick the eye into thinking there’s more space behind a wall than there actually is. 

Many people make the mistake of using a mirror that is too small, but an oversized mirror is the answer for smaller, tight spaces. A larger mirror will expand the sense of visual space. Our antique black iron mirror with an arched top is a perfect larger mirror to add to your cramped quarters to open it up. 

Place mirrors near or opposite windows, or use large mirrors on the wall above a bed or couch to create a point that both attracts the eye and centers the room.