Small Space Solutions


Small houses are charming, cozy, and ideal for all types of homeowners, but the one catch is that they are just that, small. Smaller homes can work for anyone, though, if you just know how to capitalize on the space that they do have. Here are a few solutions to help make any small home have all the space you need.

 

All of these rooms belong to homes that are currently on the market, so if you’re on the hunt for the perfect small home click the images below to see the full property!

Small Space Solutions

Double Duty: Find furniture that is beautiful and functional, like this ottoman that serves as seating and opens up to keep clutter out of sight.

 

Built-ins: Built-ins are the ultimate in small house storage. The unit above can act simultaneously as an entertainment unit and storage for toys, blankets, and seasonal decor. Plus, built-ins don’t protrude into a room so they give the illusion of more space.

 

Open Windows: Keeping your windows bare or dressing them with sheer linens is the best way to assure that the most light enters your space. Light naturally makes rooms feel bigger, and a view to the outdoors does the exact same. Heavy curtains halt they eye and can make spaces feel more cramped.

 

Small Space Solutions

Mirrors: Mirrors are the easiest and most beautiful trick when it comes to small spaces. They bounce light around rooms and their reflection effectively  doubles the visual space.

 

Glass Shelving: Anything glass or clear is a immediate capitalization on space. Simply allowing the eye to see through things gives the illusion of more space.

 

Small Space Solutions

Dedicated space: In this kitchen, a wonderful home office is carved out of a niche that may once have been a shallow pantry. It’s important to know what kind of rooms will be most utilized when making decisions like this in your home. This home office, with open upper cabinets and closed lower cabinets to hide clutter, is perfectly nestled in this kitchen.

 

Small Space Solutions

Keep It Horizontal: Horizontal striped rugs and walls with horizontal paint or details work to visually widen a narrow space.

 

Open furniture: Consider furniture that has an open construction. This allows the eye to travel through it instead of taking up visual space.

 

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101 Decorating Secrets


There are countless resources for good design information, how-to’s, and tips, but today we want to share with you 101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designersfrom House Beautiful. This collection has a great depth of information for all of the spaces around your home. From paint tips to frame measurements and lighting choices to floor staining, these 101 tips have the potential to teach anyone a thing or two. You can click for the full version, but here are some of our favorites:

101 Decorating Secrets