Before and After: Small Space Redo

This tiny Hollywood bungalow takes on an air of sophistication in a makeover sponsored by The Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) and Philips Electronics.

Everything In This Slideshow

  • Living Room Before

    Tip #1: Clean Up and Clean Out To start your small space redesign, get rid of what is not a necessity. This will help you get the room down to the basics.

  • Living Room After

    Tip #2: Streamline Bulky Products From a design perspective, technology can often take up a great deal of room, especially in a small space. The Philips Ambilight FlatTV shown here is one smart way to streamline a room's look.

  • Bedroom Before

    Tip #3: Bring in Natural Light Another key element to a room is lighting. To bring in more natural lighting, consider removing bulky or dated window treatments. Changing out lighting fixtures can also help brighten up the room.

  • Bedroom After

    Tip #4: Use Color The background of any room is color. Painting a room is the most dramatic and inexpensive way to change the look of the room, large or small. Particularly in a small space, you shouldn't be afraid to work with color, even dark colors.

  • Bathroom Before

    Tip #5: Create a Look Book Collect inspiring ideas from rooms in magazines, catalogs, notes from TV shows, movies, etc. When it comes time to make decisions, you'll have a creative direction at your fingertips.

  • Bathroom After

    Tip #6: Determine a Theme If you don't know what your style is, determine a theme for the room. Themes help simplify your styling needs, such as a beach house theme, New York loft, or perhaps a country cottage.

  • Patio Before

    Tip #7: Rearrange Your Space Rework and rearrange what you currently have in a space. Whether it's a living room or patio, aim to create different inviting spaces.

  • Patio After

    Tip #8: Accentuate and Accessorize Don't feel compelled to buy all new stuff for a different look. Redesigning can be as simple as focusing your budget on buying accessories such as throw pillows, plants, and candles.

  • Designer Stephen Saint-Onge

    Stephen and Philips Electronics have partnered to educate consumers on products that can enhance living at home. Stephen has appeared as a guest on Oprah, The View, and CNN as well as in magazines such as House Beautiful, Renovation Style, Elle Decor, and The Knot. Learn more at the Web site http://www.designingathome.com.

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