Everyone has at least one room in their home that’s too small or crammed and needs an update. Living in a small space doesn’t mean it has to look that way. Choosing effective furniture, decor and storage ideas can go a long way in making your house into a home. Today we are sharing our favorite tips and accessories to make a small room look bigger.

Buying furniture that serves multiple purposes can save a lot of space and keep un-needed items out of your small room. The Willa Arlo Interiors Aric Storage Ottoman is perfect to place in a living room or at the end of a bed. This ottoman can hold shoes, extra blankets, board games and can double as extra seating when you’re entertaining. This ottoman is currently on sale for $241 and was originally priced at $338.

Lighting is a key element in opening up a space. Placing a floor or table lamp can help disperse light in the room. A budget-friendly option is the Ikea Floor Uplight Lamp for $18. It’s sleek, stylish and versatile. Better yet, this lamp has over 1,600 reviews from Amazon customers and is rated 4.2/5 stars.

Whether it is a dining, coffee or end table, a glass or clear furniture piece will keep the appearance of an open space. Lucite is a new trending home decor design we’re seeing everywhere this season. It also is a huge help when you’re needing to open up a space.

The Peekaboo Acrylic Coffee Table from CB2 is modern and transparent. It takes up almost no space and looks sharp too. It has a price tag of $279 and features a 4.6/5 star rating from over 500 CB2 customers.

Lastly, mirrors are an easy and inexpensive way to enhance the visual space that you’re working with no matter the size of your room. Also one tip is that the bigger the mirror, the larger your space will appear, so opting for a floor to ceiling piece is usually best.

The Bed Bath and Beyond Cheval Floor Mirror is under $100 and will match any decor in your home. I also love Kirkland’s Bronze Rope Framed Wall Mirror for $59. It features a bronze finish that looks luxurious and can be used either vertically or horizontally.

What is your favorite accessory or tip for maximizing a small space? Let me know in the comments below.

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