Small-space design rules to break

Designing a small space need not have to be the way the rule book prescribes it to be. Bellow are designs proving that breaking the rules can be rewarding.

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Make It Light

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Yes, light colors can make a space look larger. But if you prefer a stylish look over a sizable one, you may opt to paint the walls a dark shade anyway.

Use Only Small-Scale Patterns

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Chunky horizontal stripes where used in this small space because the horizontal orientation draws people through the apartment, leading them to the next room.

Break all the rules

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The tiny, multipurpose living space created in this apartment breaks all the small-space rules. But the room still looks great and functions beautifully.

Keep It Clutter-Free

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The less stuff you have, the bigger your tiny home will appear. But what's the point of having a home if you can't fill it with the things you love?