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10 Small Space Trends We Have Our Eyes On

These trends are just as stylish as they're functional. Try one or all to make your space feel bigger.

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Low Seating

Low seating is a fun trend we’re seeing pop up more, and we can’t get enough of it. Depending on your ceiling height, low seating can create the illusion of more visual space in your tiny house. It’s also a trend that can make a space feel immediately fresh and modern.

LA interior designer Katie Hodges of Katie Hodges Design agrees. "When I'm furnishing a small space I always pay close attention to furniture scale. Sofas tend to be the heaviest piece in a living room, so a low profile option like this one keeps the visual weight down while still maintaining function."

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Bold Laundry Rooms

Laundry rooms have often been overlooked in home design, and we get it — not many people see it, so is it worth the effort? However, there seems to be a shift going on right now. Next-level laundry rooms are now a thing, and that's important in a small space when every square inch deserves design love. Blogger Shavonda Gardner recently renovated the laundry room in her small space home into a luxe, purple wonderland. She used Justina Blakeney's Hygge and West wallpaper to set the scene (and even put it on the ceiling!) and added a swanky light fixture and other lovely details like natural bamboo blinds.

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Small Space, XL Art

I’m on the record as a gallery wall hater, so this big art trend makes me truly happy. The idea that small spaces can’t handle big art or furniture has been proven wrong time and time again, and it’s time to kill it for good. The right piece of gigantic art can completely change the look and vibe of a space. While big art can be expensive, you can also get creative and do things like hang a large rug or paint and hang a large canvas.

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Forget Your Kitchen Island

A lack of functional space is the biggest challenge us tiny home dwellers deal with, and oftentimes, there is simply no room for a dining table anywhere. If you can ditch your island in place of a great set of table and chairs, you’ve instantly solved your lack of a dining room with a practical solution.

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