5 Pieces Every Small Home Needs


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Track Lighting

Lighting your small space is an exercise in making more out of less. Where a table lamp may look charming in a large den or living area, the same lamp may end up looking big or fussy in a small room. To make sure you always have great light and plenty of it, invest in track lighting. It'll elevate your illumination in more ways than one. Your ceiling will look higher, and you won't have to lend valuable tabletop space to bulky lamps and shades. You'll also be able to put task lighting exactly where you want it. Still need good illumination at reading height? Try a floor lamp. It will keep valuable tabletop space available for other things.

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