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Design Advice for People Living in Small Spaces


Decorating small spaces certainly poses a few challenges, but with the right design advice you can create a gorgeous environment that feels spacious and beautiful, no matter what the size.


1. Decorating Small Spaces

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Decorating small spaces doesn't mean sacrificing style. All you need to do is plan accordingly and make smart design choices. Here are a few to help you on your way.


2. Tips and Ideas for Decorating Small Rooms

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The most important rule when decorating small spaces is to only include items you love. In a small space there's no room for anything that doesn't make you happy. With that in mind, check out these tips for designing a small space. 


3. Decorating Tricks to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

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If you feel the need to stretch out in your small space, you can make some decorating changes to make the area look and feel larger without moving any walls! With color, furniture arranging, and interesting lighting, your space won't feel so cramped.

4. Small Space Tricks

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When you have a small space it can be difficult to make certain areas to stand out without the room looking too crowded. Here are a few small space tricks that will add impact to certain items and spaces in your small room. 

5. Small Space Decorating Lessons from Charlotte Moss

Interior designer and author Charlotte Moss created some wonderful small space decorating solutions as seen in the Victoria Magazine's book, Designers in Residence. As shown she's designed a room that features problem-solving ideas, along with a pleasing color palette and a carefully planned furniture arrangement. One level of this multi-level townhome needed to serve as the entry, living room, dining room, and home office -- all in a relatively small area. It's a room with many lessons in color, pattern, function, storage, and comfort. We asked Charlotte to tell us about her approach to decorating this particular small space.

6. Use Large Furniture in Small Spaces

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Just because you live in a small space it doesn't mean that you have to use small furniture. Sometimes using large pieces when decorating small spaces can actually make a room look larger.

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