2314 S Clewis Ct unit 305 - living room

How to make a small space feel larger?

This is a common question we get asked from homeowners and home sellers. After home decorating, designing, and staging over 600 properties, here is what we know from first-hand experience…

We just staged a listing for CENTURY 21 Beggins Realtor, Devan Weisser. It’s a very cute 2/2 condo on the 3rd floor and is within walking distance from Bayshore Blvd. The complex was built in 1985, but it has an elevator; plus, the sellers made some smart upgrades to the unit, making it move-in ready. The improvements include new light floors, paint, and bathroom/kitchen finishes. All of these will command a higher sell price compared to outdated units.

This is a great listing that won’t last long and is an excellent example of how to make a small space feel large and spacious.

2314 S Clewis Ct #305

2314 S Clewis Ct unit 305 - various rooms

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  • Paint the rooms white or very light colors.
  • Choose light grays, taupes, and natural sand as accent colors.
  • Make sure countertops and cabinets are light also.
  • If floors are dark, add light area rugs.
  • Add mirrors to open up the space and reflect other eye-pleasing aspects of the room or the outdoors.
  • Install fewer, but larger-scaled, wall décor items.
  • Select clean-lined lighting fixtures and use bright bulbs.
  • Place strategically positioned greenery and foliage.
  • Remove low-hanging, dark ceiling fans.
  • Use white towels, shower curtains, and linens. These will instantly double the impression of spaciousness.
  • Have sufficient lighting, whether it’s from uncovered windows and natural lighting or you add fixtures.
  • Consider stripes for rugs, window treatments, and bed linens.


  • Place furniture too close to a door
  • Install low hanging, dark ceiling fans
  • Clutter with stuff (from too much furniture to accessories)

Looking for an investment property or have a client who wants to live in the best city on the planet (Tampa)? Connect with Devan for more details on this South Tampa gem.

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