Whether you live in a studio in the big city or a cozy house in the country, everyone wants their home to be their personal haven. This week, we're sharing our top ten tips for you to make your living space 100% you. 

Brighter is better

Use lighter colors on the walls and floor — they really open up the space and can make a small room feel bigger and brighter.

Mirror, Mirror

Mount a mirror directly opposite a window so it can bounce light around the room. The bigger the mirror, the better. (Plus, the better to see yourself in!)

Sparkle & Shine

A shimmery lamp, light fixture, or focal object will have a similar effect as our above mirror tip, reflecting light and brightening up a space. Plus, it's so pretty, just looking at it will be enough to make you smile.

Float on

Floating shelves are relatively easy to assemble, and they offer storage space without the bulk of furniture like bookcases, and armoires.

Use your corners

When you are working with a smaller space, every square inch counts. Corners of a room are the perfect place to squeeze in an accent chair or a corner bookshelf, making your space more “you”. Add a lamp and you’ve got yourself the perfect reading nook.

Go matchy-matchy

Curtains that blend with the walls create a seamless, continuous visual line, making a room feel much larger than it might be.

Scale back

You might love the idea of a big, cozy couch, but if your room is on the smaller side, it’s best to size accordingly. Look for furniture that suits a smaller space, like a petite table. Even traditionally large pieces, such as upholstered sofas, are available in narrower widths so you can get the same look without dominating your floor space.

Get sneaky storage

An easy way to keep a small room from becoming cluttered is to choose furniture with built-in storage space, such as like a coffee table with a shelf below, a bench with bins underneath, and a hollow ottoman with a removable cover.

It’s easy to be green

Plants makes even the smallest space feel fresher and lighter (and totally Instagrammable!). If you don’t have room on the floor, try a hanging plant instead. Just don’t forget to water it and keep it in a space with natural light!

Walls = Displays

Hang your best jewelry, accessories or cooking items, to free up valuable drawer space in the bedroom or kitchen. We call it "functional décor".

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