A Tiny Dream Home Worth Going Small For
You don't need oodles of space to achieve dream-home status. Here's how you can tap a small home's potential with savvy decorating and design tricks.
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Detailed for Appeal
Little design details add up to big style in a small front yard. Here, a charming fence and swath of plantings boost interest and curb appeal. A flagstone path leads right up to the entrance, while a small dormer displays welcoming presence.
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Bring It All Together
A limited color palette and repeating materials create an easy flow throughout the kitchen and dining area. Small, easy-to-change accessories -- like a zesty orange tray -- offer an exciting pop of color and keep the space from becoming too matchy-matchy.
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Utilize as much storage as possible. These IKEA cabinets pack a lot in minimal space. Pairing this soft green with white marble gives this kitchen a space-expanding illusion.
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Light and Bright
Paint large bulky furniture -- like this built-in entertainment center -- light colors allowing it to blend into the walls.
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All About You
No matter the size of the home, it's important to add personal touches to the space. Tell a story in every room by incorporating meaningful knick-knacks in your decor. Here, nautical touches and blue mason jars conjure memories of summers spent in Michigan.
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Include a picture rail along walls to add architectural interest and avoid overcrowded wall space.
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Party On Wheels
Having a well-stocked bar cart means always being ready for an impromptu gathering, while saving valuable cabinet space.
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Keep focal points functional and meaningful, like this metal canopy frame. It draws the eye up around the room without adding visual clutter.
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Even the tiniest of baths demand spotlight-worthy style. Make a statement in a small white bath with a single unexpected feature. The homeowner splurged on this custom metal shower door to achieve the look of old factory windows.
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A tiny indoor garden is an easy way to bring the outdoors in -- and an even easier way to keep fresh herbs on hand for cooking. When entertaining, simply move a few pots over to the table for effortless tabletop decor.