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Furnishing and Decorating Small Spaces (10 Practical Tips)

Cozy small space living room with a rustic vibe

Small spaces run the gamut from entire small houses to just one space-challenged room within a larger home.

And while some people consciously choose and like decorating small spaces, others may feel “stuck” with theirs.

Whatever the case, most can benefit from 10 proven tips to help small spaces look and function their best:

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3 Designer Tricks That Will Transform Your Room – #1

Definitely a few designer tricks in this bedroom. Love the way they did the gallery wall above the bed, the soft color palete, and the combination of rustic and painted wood in the furniture.
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Have you ever been perusing room inspiration images and wondered:  “How did the designer pull that off? What makes their room so well-designed and inviting? How can I get my home to look that way?”

Well, there are a lot of simple tips and tricks that can give your space a designer spin, and we have talked, and will continue to, about those. But, if you don’t have the basics right, those can just end up acting as little bandaids – not solving the bigger problem. You might keep adding more and more “designery” ideas, but it never really gets “there”.

So, in an effort to help you solve that problem, we’re sharing 3 – not super-glamorous, but effective – designer tricks that you can start using today.

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No Home Office? 12 Creative Ways To Fit One In

A home office is right at home in this rustic loft living room. See the other options for creating a home office in this post.

It seems that the most convenient option for a home office would be, well… a home office.

But the reality is that not all homes have them.  And not necessarily just small homes, but any home where it just wasn’t thought through, or considered a necessity, when the home was built.

If you office at home, or need a desk to keep track of bills and schedules, or a dedicated space for kids to do homework, this fact might be frustrating.  Unless you can think of ways to work around it.  Or realize that a home office may not be the best option, after all.

Small scale desks can make a home office easily attainable almost anywhere in your home! Great ideas in this post.Desks, especially smaller scale versions, can work great in rooms other than a dedicated office, and can often serve dual purposes.   (Especially if you’re living in a small space where every inch counts.)

If you need a creative home office solution, here are some ideas to consider:

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