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4 Simple Ways To Maximize A Small Space

Got a small space and some big dreams? Whether you're decorating your dorm, high-rise studio, or a tiny house (which is very trendy of you, by the way) interior stylist and blogger Kirstin Grove of Simply Grove shows us how to maximize every square inch of even the most fun-sized digs.

Not only has small-space living become quite a trend, it's also becoming a necessity for many urban dwellers. While some may choose to build smaller homes, others choose to find small spot in a big city. Either way, there are plenty of home decor tricks and tips to make a tiny space feel bigger, brighter, and exactly like home.

Paint It White

4 Simple Ways To Maximize A Small Space

MF2 Framed Print

To keep the main living area feeling bright, I painted the walls a clean white. Light wall colors keep a space feeling open and can trick your eye into thinking the room is larger than it actually is.

Less is More

4 Simple Ways To Maximize A Small Space

Coral Throw PillowHaru Rectangular Pillow

4 Simple Ways To Maximize A Small Space

RPE Floral Throw Blanket

From there I added well-fitting furniture and then layered with accessories and art. One reminder when styling a small space is less is more. You might think to stay away from large pieces of furniture, but filling a space with lots of small pieces can create a crowd. And whether you're filling a bookshelf or displaying pillows on the sofa, the more items you use, the more cluttered it will begin to feel.

Create a Focal Point

4 Simple Ways To Maximize A Small Space

Sunrise Framed Print

However, when displaying art - more is more! I love creating gallery walls that fill an entire wall with floor-to-ceiling art. It adds drama and becomes the focal point of the room, while taking up almost no space! Don't be afraid to mix black and white art with more colorful pieces. I loved this art print by Georgiana Paraschiv - it has a great pop of color. You can also mix art with mirrors, clocks, and woven wall hangings to add some texture and unexpected personality to an otherwise two-dimensional space.

Get Smart with Storage

4 Simple Ways To Maximize A Small Space

Miuotti Birds Carry-All Pouch

With smaller spaces - finding creative storage solutions will make your life so much easier. Society6's Carry-All pouches are perfect for storing little random objects. I fill mine with pens and rubber bands, but you could also use them to hold love notes, decks of cards, or bills you're pretending don't exist.

4 Simple Ways To Maximize A Small Space

Just because your space is small doesn't mean you can't make big, bold design choices. Decorating a small space is a fun, low-risk way to flex your design and curation skills, and with the endless amount of cool home products on Society6, you can deck out your space without blowing your budget!

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DistinctyDesign commented on Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:39pm
I like it!)
Pamku commented on Thursday, June 2, 2016 3:27pm
Nice!!
codered commented on Friday, June 3, 2016 4:00pm
Amazingly good info
sunnyhorizon1234 commented on Friday, June 3, 2016 4:28pm
interesting
Adaralbion commented on Saturday, June 4, 2016 12:58am
Loved it! I live in a really tiny house so any tip is really appreciate :) Great selection of design & products!
Danilo Gonçalves commented on Saturday, June 4, 2016 6:35am
Good advices.
psychologist commented on Saturday, June 4, 2016 3:58pm
SandAndChi commented on Saturday, June 4, 2016 4:42pm
Stylish advice!
AJustinPhotos commented on Saturday, June 4, 2016 5:34pm
Yeah ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ nice suggestions
Danielle Arnold commented on Sunday, June 5, 2016 1:21pm
Love it! Especially the throw blanket, it's so pretty. Great how you feature products in these posts :)
IvanaW commented on Monday, June 6, 2016 8:56am
Cozy!
Mrs. Ciccoricco commented on Monday, June 6, 2016 9:45am
Love it!
Yaansoon commented on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 5:34pm
Love this room!
Roger Wedegis commented on Friday, June 10, 2016 7:24am
Wonderful article!
alisonperrie commented on Friday, June 10, 2016 8:53am
I'd love to know where that macrame plant-holder is from!
Novasplosion commented on Friday, June 10, 2016 11:11am
Not very masculine is it?
Danielle Gensler commented on Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:41pm
Excellent advice!
Brano commented on Sunday, June 12, 2016 2:46pm
Hi Nada, I noticed on one picture related to this your blog, that you used framed print "Salt Water Cure" in square format. But Society 6 offers only rectangular formats of that print. How or where did you please get square format of print "Salt Water Cure"?
Tina Crespo commented on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:58am
Brano - "Salt Water Cure" is my print and she purchased the square format from Urban Outfitters.
S6 - I wish you'd at least add my name as an artist featured - and give a link to the Society6 version of "Salt Water Cure". Any reason why you didn't?
Saundra Myles commented on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 8:59am
so very nice
raven's_revelation_city_graphi… commented on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 10:13am
great advice!
Menina Lisboa commented on Friday, June 17, 2016 2:53pm
Beautiful ideas!!

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