Cozy. Quaint. Miniscule. So you have a small space, which, sure, can be hard to decorate. But remember this: it’s not impossible. Just check out these expert tips from our friends at Benjamin Moore and see how, with strategic furniture placement and the right coat of paint, you can fool the eye – and guests – into believing your place is massive. (Okay, maybe not massive, but you get the point.)

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September 11, 2013

Turns out, bigger is not always better. Make the most of downsized space in small apartments, studios, or empty corners by ensuring each piece works overtime. Here, three tips to try.

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Divide and Conquer
Maybe you live in a studio or you’re low on closet or study space. Choose a screen that matches your aesthetic and effortlessly divide a room.

Do Double Duty
Nesting tables, jewelry cabinets, storage benches – maximize every inch with pieces that serve more than one purpose and store easily out of sight.

Mirror Image
Create the illusion of added square footage by hanging an oversized mirror above the couch or choosing a glass-top coffee table.

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September 9, 2013