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3 Steps to a Rustic Modern Small Space

Small Spaces don’t mean you have to compromise on style or quality. Below are 3 simple steps you can follow to bring rustic charm to a one-bedroom apartment.

1) Pick a Neutral Palette

  • A monochromatic neutral palette creates a relaxing, simple environment, perfect for easily mixing and matching furniture and accessories. Since rustic charm doesn't put color at the center stage, it's all about textures.
  • Natural light and greenery bring life into the space.
  • Wood and distressed finishes add to the rustic ambiance.
  • Stick to 2-3 shades of earth tones, pick one to pop.
  • The Lassen collection featured in this space is a balanced mix of natural elements and contemporary details with pops of burnt orange in the bedroom and muted teal in the living room.
small space dining room

2) Make Sure Each Piece has a Purpose

  • Vertical storage, underbed storage and baskets are just a few ways to give every piece of furniture in your home more than one main function.
  • Don't keep pieces that don't serve a function. This will help to keep clutter at bay and keep your space feeling spacious and fresh.
  • Remember that storage can double as decor.
small space buffet

3) Personalize It

  • Incorporate hobby spaces that are important to you - whether you require an in-home office, a reading nook, or a crafting corner.
  • Include personal decor/touches/items that reflect your interests and act as conversation pieces.
  • Open shelving is a great opportunity to personalize and decorate the space. Pieces that are meaningful to you will help to give your space one-of-a-kind style, and make it feel like home.
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