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5 Style Tips for Small Spaces

by Daily Shot 3:25 mins

5 Style Tips for Small Spaces

by Daily Shot 3:25 mins

Maxwell Ryan has been helping people avoid design disasters for years as the founder of ApartmentTherapy.com. Maxwell once lived in a 250-square-foot apartment with his ex-wife and daughter, so he knows the best tricks to enhance a tiny room. First tip, declutter. "You have to have breathing room," Maxwell says. "If you have a bookshelf that can take 30 books, put 25 on it. Don't fill it up right to the edge. ... Good organization is leaving a little empty space." Second, good lighting can make a room appear much larger than it actually is. "You want three points of light in every room," he says about avoiding shadowing. "You can light it badly and it will feel small, because your eye won't go where there's no light." Another tip is to stick with lighter paint colors on your walls. "The basic rule is that light colors expand and dark colors contract," Maxwell says. "But you don't want to just paint everything white, because it's boring." For walls, he suggests using "off-whites" such as pink or lavender. To find out Maxwell's remaining tips and the biggest design mistake people make, check out this episode of "Daily Shot."

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