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Small Space Solutions

January 21, 2009

You don’t need a lot of room to live large. Whether you have a tiny kitchen, cozy living room, or tight bedroom … how to make the most of the space you have with decorating solutions that make every inch count.

(Remember to click photos to enlarge.)

cozy living room
Turn a tiny room into a multitasking haven. An apartment-size sofa and a pair of slipper chairs anchor this seating area. Built-in bookcases wrap a sunny bank of windows and give the room floor-to-ceiling storage.


small space palette

Choose a simple color scheme for a small space. Here, pickled floors and whitewashed walls and ceilings add texture and keep small rooms light and bright.

sunny dining room
A round table with a pedestal leg functions best in a small dining room because it allows more legroom. An inexpensive Colonial chandelier from Ikea gets a modern touch with unexpected round bulbs.

living room nook

Vaulted ceilings make this cozy sitting room feel spacious. White walls make the colorful furnishings pop.

bright, white kitchen
Remove upper cabinets in a tiny kitchen to open up the space. A small island does double duty as a work surface and a casual eating area. White walls, floors, and counters keep the room light and airy.

For more small space solutions go to Country Home.

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  1. Pam permalink
    January 22, 2009 1:49 pm

    I love that kitchen and the artwork arranged above the sofa in the first picture.

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