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5 Pieces Every Small Home Needs

What do you need to live comfortably?
What do you need to live comfortably?

Your home may be small, but your dreams for it probably aren't. As it turns out, owning a petite home may not be that much of a disadvantage. The residential mansions of the last decade are sitting on the market, unsold, while smaller, energy-efficient homes are becoming a more attractive option for budget-conscious and eco-friendly consumers.

Little doesn't necessarily mean puny when it comes to interior design, either. Downscaled rooms can shine like jewels if you know a few tricks of the designer trade. These five pieces are de rigueur for a small home. They'll make your space look bigger, brighter and more spacious. A couple of our easy suggestions will help make your space more efficient and storage friendly, too.