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3 Unique Ways to Breathe New Life into Small Spaces

updated Apr 1, 2021
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It’s no secret that small spaces have to work harder than other spaces. But having less square footage to work with doesn’t have to be uninspiring. Small spaces have a superpower: They’re endlessly nimble. You can do a quick style refresh — a sleek piece of furniture, an effortless accent, a quick zhush — without it turning into A Whole Thing.

Small spaces contain big design possibilities, and Anthropologie gets that. Their custom-made furniture, heirloom-worthy decor, and iconic accessories can help create rooms as unique as you are. Whether you’re reviving an entire room or just a corner that’s feeling uninspired, we made three different mood boards that will give your space a new lease on life. They all have one thing in common: the effortlessly cool, timeless style of AnthroLiving.

Look #1: Organic Modern Living Room

Who says statement sofas can’t be small? With a petite footprint and handcrafted Brazilian vibes, the Rhys Two-Cushion Sofa is a timeless canvas for your pillows and throws du jour, so it’ll always fit right in. And nothing boosts a room’s mood like lighting: A slim light source like the Harriet Pleated Floor Lamp will impart a brand new glow. Add a colorful accent, like this playful planter, and watch your living room come back to life.

Look #2: Cozy Elegant Entryway

This little area can be overlooked, but it’s the spot that welcomes us home, so it should feel like a hug. Start with a cheery doormat upgrade. Inside, warm up with metallic accents, like the romantic glow of the Henry Sconce and an elegant statement mirror. Since both are wall-mounted, they won’t create a crowded look. The finishing touch? A Gleaming Copper Glass Candle for sparkle and — bonus — a new favorite scent.

Look #3: California Cool Bathroom

No room is too small for more serenity. If your bathroom isn’t exactly spacious, try adding style and functionality with this hand-carved boho wall cabinet. We also love this ingenious bath towel shelf, which is outfitted with elegant leather hammocks that evoke seaside spa days. A wood canister adds major oasis vibes (and, yes, more storage).