Make the most out of a small space

August 18, 2008 4:10:38 PM PDT
Are you having a tough time figuring out what to do with the small spaces in your home? House Doctor Lisa Quinn comes to the rescue with tips for turning a small space into a comfortable living area.

Tips to turn a small space into a comfortable living area:

  • Use light paint colors in small spaces.
  • Accent a wall with vertical stripes to make the room feel and look bigger.
  • Kelley Moore has a new product called frog tape. Green frog tape sticks very well and reduces seepage, which helps create nice clean lines on the wall.
  • Use light colored furniture, like creams and whites.
  • Hang mirrors on walls to enlarge the space.
  • Brighten up the room with a colorful rug.
  • Use a few brightly colored décor pieces like lamps or a vase to liven up the space.
  • Utilize shelving to help organize and de-clutter the space.

    Furniture provided by IKEA:

    Paint provided by Kelly Moore: