Small Home Decorating Ideas A small home can exude charm and personality while being functional and livable. Small home organization is key; learning to declutter and efficiently organize can make your small space seem much larger than its square footage.

Trick #1: Exposed-leg furniture airs out a space, but every room needs a little grounding. Here, the skirted sofa is up for the job. Without it, the leggy pieces would look as if they were ready to walk away. Trick #2: A patterned area rug can make a small space look busy. Layer a smaller patterned rug over a larger solid rug to introduce just the right amount of pattern panache.

Here's a little designer secret: The hands-down easiest way to make ceilings look higher is to place a drapery rod really close to the ceiling—roughly 2 inches below the crown molding will do the trick.While you're at it, make sure to extend the rod at least 4 inches on either side of the window so that the window appears wider—and allows in more light.

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