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Styling Small Spaces

Styling small spaces is all about mixing style with function, creating visual appeal that still works for you. In other words, it’s a bit of a balancing act. The good news is we’re here to help you out with a few tips to spruce up the small spaces in your home.

Lean into light or neutral colors

Lighter colors, such as whites, light grays, and pastels, can often make a space feel larger, brighter, and add an almost airy quality that’s like a breath of fresh air. Not only that, these colors typically play well together, making it easier to create a cohesive color palette that can blend seamlessly with nearby ottomans or your favorite runner.

Break out the baskets for smarter storage

Baskets come with tons of built-in benefits. Not only do they come in a range of shapes, sizes, and materials, they’re incredibly simple to move around, making them a versatile storage solution for the stray toy or a few extra throws. Adding an organic touch to your aesthetic, they’re a natural charmer that can still reduce the clutter in a small space. And that’s always a win.

Add new dimensions with mirrors

When in doubt, grab the nearest mirror. One of our favorite styling tips for small spaces, mirrors create added depth and dimension, reflecting light and making the room appear larger. Place them above an ottoman or armchairs for small spaces, creating levels that develop a sense of scale within the room. Whether you’re looking for a traditional shape or something a bit more asymmetrical, you can’t go wrong with a mirror.

Seat more people with ottomans

Part flexible seating, part impromptu table. Ottomans are an incredibly versatile piece to add in any small space, coming in a range of fabrics, textures, and even shapes that will suit any style. Complement a neutral palette with rich, buttery-smooth leather ottomans or prop up a few books with a smaller option. A perfect perch for accessories or just a place to drop your jacket, they’re a wonderful way to spruce up a small space.

Don’t be afraid to think a little bigger

Small spaces don’t require small thinking — or even smaller furniture. You can easily find incredible accent tables, wall art, or even armchairs for small spaces that still make a statement. The important thing is to find balance in every new addition to your space, creating a seamless, layered look that is still functional. As always, look to reuse pieces that you already have or rearrange your space a little bit. Remember, you already have great style.

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