How to Make Small Spaces Look & Feel Bigger

How to Make Small Spaces Look & Feel Bigger

Great advice for students in small living spaces.

I.S. Enterprise Construction

This year, we enjoyed working on a small live-in office, with about 700 square feet of space. Naturally, we wondered why anyone would willingly move into a space so small, but over time we’ve learned to appreciate the many advantages of a smaller home.

In addition to this, we’ve witnessed how design and decor can make a big difference in a tiny home. So if you also have a small space, or want to maximize the large space you already have, here are four tips to make a small space look and feel much bigger.

1. Keep it Light & Neutral

Lighter colors help to open up spaces, while darker colors make rooms feel small. While many young adults, pet owners, and families balk at the idea of a white room, it’s one of the easiest ways to make a space feel larger than it really is.

However, white isn’t the only timeless neutral. You can also…

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The Roommate I Never Thought I’d ever Have.

The Roommate I Never Thought I’d ever Have.

One college student shares her story of the roommate she never expected to have.

Cassy Williams

04 May 2016

I came a week early to the dorm life, dreading to meet what would follow and fill the other half of my room in a few days.


The other half of my room that would keep me up when I wanted to go to bed at night.

That would ask to borrow my clothes and wear them instead.

That would wake me up in the mornings.

The other half that would try to be me and do all the same things.

I was for certain that whatever was to fill the other half of my room, was bound to be my biggest pain.

And I was right,

She kept me up, almost every night. But only to make me laugh the entire time and remind me what good there was in life. We stayed awake to share our stories, encourage each other, and laugh at how pathetic…

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DIY Geometric Wall Shelves

DIY Geometric Wall Shelves

Check out this easy DIY home-improvement tip to cover up those bare walls in your dorm, or your new apartment.

Teenage Grandma

This is an EXTREMELY easy DIY! Geometric patterns are trendy right now, and these simple shelves will definitely attract the attention of your guests.


Materials Needed:

-Popsicle sticks!!


-Hot glue gun

-Fun knick knacks



First you want to plan out what shapes you want and what pattern you want them in. I did this by roughly laying out a first layer of popsicle sticks for each shape. As you can see, later decided to remove two of the shapes – which just shows how flexible and customizable this DIY is!


Before glueing or painting any of the sticks, I wanted to see how thick I wanted to frames to be. The result I liked the most was a stack of 8 sticks per side. I used 23 sticks for each triangle, 32 for the polygon, and 48 for each hexagon.

After I knew how many sticks I needed…

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