Many of us long for a large home with an open floor plan… but often have to compromise on space due to budget or location. As residents of small spaces ourselves, we understand the frustration when it comes to decor. Fortunately, a small space doesn’t have to feel cramped! In this room, there’s a large floor mirror leaned against the wall. It’s a classic visual trick that makes the small space seem twice the size by reflecting space and light.

Now, it’s your turn! What are your favorite decorating tricks for small spaces?

Image originally appeared as part of our February/March 2013 issue here.