Design expert Tina Marie Singh of Lionsgate Design shares her favorite small space design tips with Canadian Home Trends Magazine (As Seen In Condo/New Build 2018).

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USE COLOR WISELY – Keep it light, especially when using a dark flooring material. Dark colors make a space feel a lot smaller but a light wall color will make the space feel open and airy.

HANG TALL CURTAINS – Place a drapery rod really close to the ceiling to make the ceiling appear higher.

ADD A MIRROR – A full-body mirror adds dimension and makes any small space appear much larger.

PULL FURNITURE AWAY FROM WALLS – Leaving a few inches between the wall and the back of your sofa, will make your living room look more open.

BRING IN A PLANT – Greenery makes even the smallest spaces feel fresher and lighter. If you don’t have room on the floor, try a hanging plant.

THROW IN SOME METALLICS – A shimmery lamp, light fixture, or object will have a similar effect as a mirror.

INVEST IN DUAL PURPOSE FURNITURE – Look for multiple uses in everything you buy. An ottoman is cozy, but one with hidden storage is even better.

OPT FOR AIRY PIECES – Instead of a solid-wood coffee table, choose a see-through acrylic one or a table with an open base.

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  • I find that a lot of people have a tough time imaging what a space could look like, and often the current owner’s furniture doesn’t set it off in its best light, especially if they have so much stuff that it makes the space feel cramped. I definitely feel like it’s worth staging your home in this case. But, I’d also say it’s worth finding someone skilled to do it as opposed to trying to do it yourself if you don’t have the skill!

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