To be honest, we might not be as rich as Oprah. We might not be able to afford massive houses big enough for dozens of people to live in. Usually, we can only afford to live in a studio flat with more furniture than space – not that there is anything wrong with that.

Unless you feel cramped a lot of the time, if this is the case, you need to make some easy changes. There are a few different things you can do to make your home seem larger while on a modest budget.

First off, you are going to want to get rid of anything that doesn’t really fit. By this I mean do you really need everything in your apartment? Chances are you could organize and get rid of some of the unnecessary stuff; it only takes a little bit of effort.

Second, if you can paint your walls without getting in trouble from the landlord, go for it! Something simple and light such as pale yellow or any other cream color is a great choice – it makes your place seem larger, almost like an illusion.

Lighting up each and every corner of your home is a great idea too. This can easily be done by switching the light bulbs in your house to something more illuminating.

Yet another well-known technique is to use mirrors. By providing a reflection, mirrors can portray the illusion of space. Just purchase a few mirrors and hang them on your walls.

Another creative tip is to invest in items that can be hung on walls instead of items that would be used on the floor. A great example is a television wall mount – this alone can save a huge amount of space. You could also purchase a hanging wine rack or coat rack.

These are some exciting and creative ways you can make your home seem bigger than it actually is. By implementing them, you can not only make a more enjoyable living space for yourself, but you can also impress any friends that stop by. For additional techniques, consult an interior designer or look through a simple home improvement magazine.