Interior design ideas: Open all hours – in pictures

A tiny house with tumbledown outbuildings has been turned into a modern home filled with mid-century design.

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Written By Fiona Reid

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Decorate a Small House

“Whether it is your first apartment or you are an empty nester preparing to downsize, at some point you are likely to live in a smaller place. The trick is figuring out how to make the most of what space you do have. You also want to decorate your small house in a way that expresses your personal style. Smaller homes and apartments provide a great opportunity to create cozy, inviting spaces, if you follow some basic do’s and don’ts. They also give you the opportunity to live smarter, by reducing any unnecessary items that will cause clutter.

The enemy of any small home or apartment is clutter. Having too much stuff around is not only frustrating in a small space, but it will make everything appear even smaller. When decorating a small house, do de-clutter. Start by giving away or recycling anything you haven’t used in the past six months. Now is the time to shed any items that you have never liked as well. Certainly keep something if it has sentimental value or is a treasured keepsake, but understand that you may not have the space to display everything.”

Written by Ginny Gaylor

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