Designer Tricks for Small Spaces

Create mini spaces with mega style! We share our top design secrets for how to get the most out of your square footage.

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Compact bedroom with reading sconces
Photographer Lisa Romerein

Dramatic Draping

Add drama with swags of fabric draping the walls and ceiling. There is something cozy about a tiny room filled with a plush king bed. To make up for lost space, try creative solutions. Reading sconces replace table lamps and a bench at the foot of the bed adds a beachy touch instead of side tables.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.