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Tips for Staging Small Spaces

Updated: Sep 16, 2019

The closer you get to the city, the smaller your square footage space might be. According to a National Association of Home Builders Study, the average single-family home is shrinking in square footage. Building smaller spaces to accommodate the growth in population is an uprising trend. Read our top tips for staging / designing small spaces:

1. Organization is KEY! Clutter can cause small spaces to look even smaller. By organizing what you do have, you'll prevent clutter from building up and be able to keep everything where it's supposed to be. If your floors and surfaces are clear, your space will instantly feel larger.

2. Think UP. Take advantage of wall space. Use taller bookshelves or storage pieces that allow you to user your vertical space for storage.

3. Brighten The Room. By letting in more natural light your space will feel larger. If there's a lack of windows, bring in additional lamps. Mirrors also help reflect light, creating the illusion of additional space.

4. Create Function. Try to purchase multi-functional furniture. Furniture with storage built in, that serves a double purpose, or can be folded up and stored away is best. Can your bed double as a couch? Can your dining room table extend when needed? Does your coffee table have storage? Being able to transform your furniture allows you to be flexible with your space.

5. Always Choose Simple. By adding in too many colors, textures or design styles will make your space appear too busy. Choose a clean, simple color palette with a minimalistic style. A soft neutral on the walls is best. If you go too dark, or too bright on your walls, the dramatic touch will feel overwhelming and cramped.

6. Create Flow. Don't put furniture or decor too close together. Create a natural flow within the space. Allow room for moving around and don't cram too much stuff together.

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