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It’s easy for small rooms to feel cluttered and less inviting in your home. But while limited space can be a challenge when trying to make your home stylish and welcoming, tight spaces don’t have to be a restriction. This season, Better Homes and Gardens has great solutions for maximizing cramped quarters with a wide variety of storage and organizational products sold exclusively at Walmart.

This month, the BHG Live Better Network of Bloggers were challenged to use versatile décor to maximize a small space and make tight rooms come to life. Read on to learn more:

1.  Ashley Phipps of Simply Designing gave her kids’ bathroom a refresh. The Waffle Stripe Fabric Shower Curtain gives the bathroom some character and a mature style! If working in a small bathroom, consider a curved rod to maximize usable space.

2. Cassity of Remodelaholic transformed her mudroom to give her family more storage solutions. These Large Galvanized Silver Bins fit perfectly under a coffee table or bench, and are as stylish as they are functional.

3. Add some decorative storage pieces to your laundry closet like Chelsea of Making Home Base. She used the Gray Fabric Round Basket and the Woven Fringe Throw to give her laundry some style!

4. Welcome your guests with an inviting entryway. Liz of Hoosier Homemade added the Galvanized Wall Clock to her foyer to add to the Farmhouse Chic aesthetic in her home.

5. In need of a closet clean out? Not only is her space the definition of #ClosetInspiration, Heidi of Honeybear Lane uses the Hand- Woven Willow Laundry Hamper to easily organize laundry and separate darks and lights.

6. Stephanie of Casa Watkins transformed her daughter’s room from infant to toddler with just a few new accent pieces. The Turned Accent Lamp with White Pleated Table Lamp Shade add a pop of color to any room—and are super kid-friendly!

7. All shoes need a home! Bethany of Whoa Wait Walmart uses the Fabric Shoe Rack to keep all of her shoes near and orderly.

8. Your laundry room can be stylish and efficient just like Ashley of Cherished Bliss! She uses the Large Acacia Wood-Top Jars to hold laundry essentials and the Wicker Basket to keep her space organized.

9. Curtains always need some TLC! Brooke of All Things Thrifty uses the Clear Knob Curtain Rod Set to add a small twinkle to her daughters’ bedroom.

10. Replace a simple entryway table with functional furniture like Rebecca of the Crafted Sparrow!—She uses the 8-Cube Organizer as a cute storage solution.

11. We all need some inspiration, especially when working from our in-home offices. Ashley of Domestic Imperfection uses the Rustic Wood Picture Frames to showcase some motivating quotes.

12. Ursula of Homemade By Carmona helped make her daughter’s bedroom pretty and functional. In place of traditional pillow cases, she uses the Solid Quilted Pillow Shams to add a touch of personality.

13. When entertaining, you should utilize all available space. Destiny of Just Destiny Mag, helped her friend use the Crossmill Buffet to store extra dinner and glassware, and created interesting decor using extra serveware that can be used once party guests arrive.

14. Your family room can quickly become disorganized! Jennifer of Tatertots & Jello uses the Collapsible Fabric Storage Cubes and the Medium Wire Baskets with Chalkboards to keep track of her family’s tech supplies.

15. With so many small products, bathrooms can become the ultimate place for clutter! Angie from The Country Chic Cottage uses the Galleon Covered Bronze Jars to keep all of her tiny essentials organized.

For all of these products and more, visit Walmart.com/BetterHomesandGardens 


Living in a rental home has long been a standard of living for many who reside in large metropolitan cities like New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. More and more people are now increasingly making rental living a way of life.  No matter if you rent or own you home, it is your sanctuary and should be comfortable and a reflection of you.  Adding a little color and pattern to your space will instantly give your dwelling a lift and the jolt of personality it needs. Don’t shy away from picking up a few patterned investment pieces that are specific to your space.  Thankfully there are also many great removable products out there to help transform your space from boring builder grade white to patterned perfection!

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You can always make a bold patterned statement with area rugs.  These are actually Flor tiles pictured.  I love using Flor tiles! They are durable and you can always resize and re-purpose them in your next space.

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Accessories like fun patterned shower curtains and towels are an instant inexpensive way to give a tired bathroom some personality.

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Removable wallcoverings have come a long long way!  There are loads of amazing patterned options out there like this fun zebra print perfect for a kid’s room.

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A patterned headboard is always a win  This is an easy project you can do in a weekend and it is 100% customizable!  Just pick a pattern you love and go for it!

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Be bold and take your pattern play up a notch by mixing in a great textile for your bedding.  Even if the wall behind the bed were a standard rental white this room would still be high impact.

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Removable wallpapers are good for more than just the walls.   Think playing up a drab furniture piece or embellishing closet doors.  There are endless ways to play!

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Dots and gold??  Yes, please!  This is such an easy way to give your wall some life in your rental.  Easy to apply and easy to remove – this is an instant patterned face lift for any space.

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How fun are these decals for tile?  Good bye terrible back splash.  Hello patterned goodness!

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Window treatments are always a good investment.  Find a fabric you love and work with a local seamstress to really finish off your space.  Hint: There are many talented and affordable options on Etsy!


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