My Sylvania room makeover taught me a few things about the difficulties of turning one small room into a multi-functional space that serves as a craft room, an office, and a guest room. I wanted to share what I learned with you. Here are my top five small-space decorating and lighting tips. And if you have any tips to share, I’d love to hear them. Just leave a comment below.
1. Combining up and down lighting
Most older homes — especially rentals like mine — don’t have enough built-in lighting. And one lamp will not do the job, even in small rooms. To brighten up your space without much effort, combine up-lights (table or floor lamps) with down-lights (pendants) and spotlights (under or inside cabinets, inside closets, or hung over a piece of art).