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50 Smart Design Ideas for Small Spaces

From clever storage solutions to simple room dividers, learn how to make the most of your small-space situation with these 50 creative design ideas.

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Photo: Stacy Zarin Goldberg. From: Zoe Feldman Design.

Smart Design for Small Spaces

Small spaces can pose a big problem. That is, if you don't follow these 50 genius design tips. But with a little creative thinking, some space-saving hacks and top-tier visual trickery, you can reverse the curse of the small space and turn yours into the home of your dreams.

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Lower Your Furniture, Not Your Standards

Whether your ceilings are short or sky-high, decorating your living room with lower furniture pieces will make it feel more spacious. For a more dramatic impact, add in some high shelves or tall plants to exaggerate the distance in-between. Find more ways to visually expand your living room, below.

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Photo: Margaret Rajic. From: Kate Marker Interiors.

Give a Kitchen Extra Storage With a Storage Rail

Is your small kitchen short on cabinet space? Put your backsplash to good use with a storage rail. Use hooks and accessories to hang cookware, oven mitts and whatever else you can think of. Get cooking on your own DIY storage solution, below.

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Build a Cozy Loft

If your home has excess vertical space, it's the perfect candidate for a loft. Follow this example and place a cozy sleeping area above with an adorable dining nook below. Get started on your own loft with our helpful how-to, below.

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