Turns out you can design a cramped space without cramping your style!

1. Choose an acrylic or glass coffee table to reduce visual clutter.

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2. Select fewer, larger furniture pieces rather than several small-scale ones.

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3. Use a low dresser as a TV console if you could use some additional storage.

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4. Opt for mirrored decor pieces to bounce natural light around the room.

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5. Embrace nesting tables for their versatility and compactness.

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6. Layer your lighting to make the room appear larger.

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7. Try a tufted storage ottoman — it can be used for extra seating in a pinch.

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8. Hang semi-sheer curtains to maximize the amount of natural light in the space.

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9. Install wall sconces to free up valuable floor space.

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10. “Float” your furniture instead of pushing it up against the wall.

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11. Choose wall-mounted furniture over freestanding pieces whenever possible.

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12. Design your space around a neutral palette, creating interest through art and texture.

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13. Edit the number of decor pieces cluttering your surfaces — less is more in a small space.

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