Coleman Allied Moving

If you're moving to a new home, hiring Dallas movers can be a godsend. With the professionals at work, you can take care of other pressing matters. But once you're in your new place, reality may set in.

If your new home or apartment is small, you may struggle with locations for your belongings. And once everything's in its place, your home may appear very small. Fortunately, there are simple techniques to deal with this common problem.

1. De-clutter. If your new space is smaller than your previous home, what better excuse to de-clutter your life? Maybe the problem isn't the space, but too many things. Scale down your furniture, remove tables and bookshelves. Less clutter opens the space and makes the house roomier.

2. Avoid dark colors. Dark colors do not reflect light and this can make an already small room appear smaller. No problem. Ditch the dark walls and go with a bright color.

3. Decorate with mirrors. Place a full-size mirror on one wall, or put a mirror over the fireplace and couch. This will make your space feel bigger.

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