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17 Ways To Make A Small Room Feel So Big

Live large in a small space.

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3. Use neutral colors and similar colors to create an optical illusion of spaciousness.

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Neutral-toned fabrics add light and space to small rooms, and continuing the same color on the floor helps to add to the idea of space.

8. If you don't have much room, go for a round table over a square one. They can easily fit into corners if you need 'em to.

9. Sometimes you can find unexpected spaces — like a closet, or a landing — to put a desk or work area.

If you're short on square footage, think creatively about how to use the space you've got. What are some typically undervalued home areas — like hallways, landings, and closets — that could be repurposed into active spaces?

11. Employ mirrors to give the illusion of more space.

For optimal ~space enhancing~, place your mirror on a wall adjacent to, not opposite, your windows.

16. Use furniture pieces that'll do double duty.

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For example, this credenza serves as a convenient bedside table, and also a great dresser and storage unit.

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