Go For It! Use These 5 Big Home Tricks in Small Spaces

Go For It! Use These 5 Big Home Tricks in Small Spaces

Jennifer Hunter
Jan 16, 2015
(Image credit: Tamara Gavin)

Maybe you've recently downsized to a smaller pad, or maybe you've always been scared that certain decor styles will overwhelm your petite space. These five things work perfectly in any space, so don't be intimidated to try these tricks.

Statement art

Large or eye-grabbing artwork can work for any space, no matter what the size. If your piece takes up your entire small wall, just consider it even more statement-making than it would otherwise be.

Chunky furniture

Don't fall into the "dollhouse furniture" trap of only using small or delicate furniture in a petite space. Every room, no matter what the size, needs a mix of types and styles of furniture to look balanced. If you really need to save every inch, save your quota of lithe, dainty furniture for bigger pieces and chunk it up with smaller accents like ottomans, tables and accessories.

Dark colors

Even in a small space—especially in a small space—dark colors can be your friend. A tiny room can look just tiny or it can look cozy and intimate. If you already have a small space, you may want to go with it and make it look purposefully small and chic.


If your style is more, more, more, then you don't need to become a minimalist just because you're rockin' a small space. Artful accessories and "organized clutter" can work anywhere, as long as you scale it to fit your own dimensions.

An entryway

A specially-designed area just for taking off your shoes doesn't have to be solely the domain of a big house. Dare we say that in a small space, it's even more important to have, at the very least, a shelf or table designated for your just-walked-in-the-door clutter. You'll never be sorry about setting up a landing strip for your mail, keys and shoes; it'll contain that clutter and help you keep everything handy and easy to find.

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