This is a modest-sized room from Cottage Living , and therefore has lessons that apply to our own, less-than-palatial palaces. Decorator Fran Keenan has packed this small space with big style.
Rather than attempt to camouflage the room's dimensions, Fran romances the space with grand gestures, such as bold patterns on the sofa and chairs, and smart solutions like swing-arm lamps that don't take up valuable floor space.
Dress up a plain-Jane curtain panel with grosgrain ribbon applied in a pattern. No coffee table? Use a pair of small matching side tables for a versatile solution. –Lydia Somerville, Senior Homes Editor, MyHomeIdeas.com