Every home has something to teach and each small home in the Small Cool contest holds lessons and tricks for living well while living small.
Here's some wisdom from today's entries (don't forget to vote for your favorites!) →
(above) Mary turned a large closet into small sleeping quarters for guests which was a better use of space for her needs.
Seek out furniture especially made for small spaces — like this terrific coffee/cocktail table which raises to become a table for dining or doing work.
Layer It In
This home is small, but has a feeling of abundance (and, magically, does not feel cluttered or claustrophobic). It is expertly layered with rich fabrics and textures and metal and glass add shine and gloss.
Scale it Back
Shirley made smart choices with a small loveseat and double-duty ottoman/coffee table in her small living room; a reminder to carefully measure your room and shop accordingly.
A small room is made to feel grand with a sweeping, landscape mural as an accent wall.
Walls Aren't Just for Art
When you have attractive items to store, you don't have to use up closet space — store them out in the open to save space and show off your passion.
Think Outside the (Fridge)Box
For a household of one or two, you may not need full-size appliances. Eric smartly chose a small, under counter fridge and opened up the options in his kitchen.
Instead of a traditional headboard, Simona hung large art above her bed which helps the bedroom blend in with the surrounding living space in this open room.