Style Lessons from Today's Small Cool Entries (& Don't Forget to Enter & Vote!)

Style Lessons from Today's Small Cool Entries (& Don't Forget to Enter & Vote!)

Carrie McBride
Apr 22, 2016
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Every home has something to teach and each small home in the Small Cool contest holds lessons and tricks for living well while living small. Below is some wisdom from Friday's entries including using a big rug, a twist on a coffee table and a new use for the end of the bed.

You have until Monday, April 25th at 6 pm EST to submit your own entry so don't delay!

Utilize the End Zone

The end of the bed is an underused space—why not make it your office?

Sconce It Up

You may think a wall sconce is just a style statement, but in a small home it's a space saver as a substitute for a desk or floor lamp.

A Shelf By Any Another Name Holds As Much

What's on your window sill? A plant? Nothing? Courtney smartly used hers to hold a shelf-worth of books.

Circle Gets the Square

A round table is a smart choice for a tight space like this little dining corner in Kasia's home.

On the Upside

Yes, you can use shelving all the way to the ceiling. Rather than making it feel crowded, it actually frees up the look of the bottom half of Helena's living/dining room.

Go All-In

If Coco had put 25% less art on this wall, it might have made the room feel too busy and dense. But she really committed and blanketed this wall with art giving it almost a feeling of a textured wallpaper than separate pieces.

Two is Better Than One

It's a small, almost unnoticeable detail but instead of one larger coffee table, Cailin has chosen to put together two small end tables to serve the same function. It offers flexibility for rearranging or just makes it easier to move out of the way if you to use the carpet area for yoga or stretching or whatever you please.

(Don't) Cut a Rug

One big rug can make a room seem larger than it is. This large one in Abbe's living room gives the illusion of a more expansive space.

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