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9 ways to live large in a tiny home

Keep colors simple
Keep colors simple | Courtesy of Scripps Network

Keep colors simple

Want to make a small home look bigger -- and more luxurious? Decorate with 3 or 4 colors, max, says Michelle Spiess, co-host of HGTV's "Tiny Luxury," a show on tiny homes, and designer/partner with Tiny Heirloom, a high-end micro-home construction company.

Use a couple of neutrals as your backdrop, and lighter colors will make the space look bigger, she says. For a pop of color add some touches of 1 or 2 vibrant hues.

When closet space is at a premium, you can take a similar approach with clothes, says Spiess. Have 5 to 10 basic pieces in neutrals to form the basis of your wardrobe. Then change up the look with jewelry and accessories, "and you can do whatever style you like," she says.

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