Are you short on space? You don’t have to live in 3,000 square feet to take advantage of good design. Recently featured by Better Homes and Gardens, homeowner Sheila York has some excellent ideas for smart style in a small space. Here are a few of our favorite dos and don’ts for maximizing minimal space.
DO Draw the eye upward. Building vertical is often a smart way to take advantage of underutilized wall space. Built in storage to the ceiling creates the illusion of more volume, which makes up for a lack of square footage.
DO Opt for light colors. Dark colors recede creating the illusion of a shrinking space. Stick with light colors to visually expand your space giving it an airy lift.
DON’T Clutter up the house. “Sometimes, less really is more,” Sheila says. “Pieces that work hard are especially important in a small space.”
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