Small Home Decorating Styles

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Any style can work in a small home the same as it can in a big one. Get small home decorating style information with help from an award-winning celebrity interior designer in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Kelli Ellis of Kelli Ellis Interiors, and I'm going to talk to you about decorating styles for small homes. What you need to know is, is that any style can work in a small home. Now the most important thing about understanding scale is how much space you have to work with. So how small is small? To one person small could be, you know, a twenty-by-twenty space, forty-by-forty, sixty-by-sixty. So, measure your space, really really important. Then you go shopping. So if you want to choose a style, don't choose a style because you think you have a small space, you don't have to be minimalistic because you think you don't have enough room. Here's perfect example, great sofa, it's in a traditional heavy style. It's very, rich, it's got thick heavy legs, it's got the nailheads, it's got this Spanish look to it, a Mediterranean, Tuscan look, that most people think, "Oh that's too much furniture for my room." It's actually a really short sofa, it's actually a really small sofa, but it still has all the details. So you want to go with scale, scale it down, but don't skimp on the details, because that's going to give you the look. That's going to give you that wow factor when you decide, "Yes, I really do want Tuscan style, and I really can do it, even though my place is small." Another great example is this chair. Perfect detailing, styling, but the size of it is what makes it work in a smaller space. It doesn't take up too much space, it goes beautifully with our look, but it's still the scale. So the most important thing is to measure, understand the scale, but don't skimp on the details.


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