Get inspired by small rooms that are big on charm.
1 of 10Jean Allsopp
In a Breeze
Fun fan blades mimic a tropical breeze and draw the eye up to a vaulted ceiling. A collection of black-frame prints and a pair of bedside tables and lamps lend a sense of balance.
2 of 10Harlan Hamright and Richard Leo Johnson
The owners of this rental cottage converted an attic space into an inviting guest suite. The brick fireplace and exposed wood create the feeling of a comfy, rustic escape, while the soaring ceiling makes the space feel larger.
3 of 10Brian Vanden Brink
Graced with Age
Old books, buoys, and antiques lend history to this coastal cabin. Glass-pane doors extend the space visually and ensure plenty of natural light.
4 of 10Bruce Buck
A light, monochromatic palette, high ceilings, and exposed rafters
allow this space to live large. Fabrics, floor coverings, and
furnishings in a variety of textures keep the area interesting
without being too busy.
5 of 10Brian Vanden Brink
Built-in seating and storage create a cozy nook while taking advantage of every inch of space in this stairwell landing.
6 of 10Celia Pearson
Cramped quarters appear more open when dressed in white. To prevent the space from looking sterile, the owners added a floral-pattern quilt and dark-wood furniture.
7 of 10Brian Vanden Brink
Natural wood, simple linens, and an aged patina give this bedroom a timeless feel, while several stacked suitcases cleverly disguise storage and add character.
8 of 10Colleen Duffley
Color Outside the Lines
Bold accents in bright, complementary colors enliven this dark space. Curtains made from fabric strips dress up the window without blocking light, while mermaid prints on pillows and artwork add a touch of whimsy to the nautical theme.
9 of 10Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Spatially challenged nooks get a boost from built-in shelves and overhead cabinets that provide essential storage space, making organization easy.
10 of 10Lisa Romerein
Rustic, wide-plank floors and a Dutch door play up cottage appeal in this country kitchen. A skirted café curtain hides utilitarian objects without detracting from decor.
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