The “safe” saying, like painting everything cream or white and keeping it “neat,” actually turns your space into a boring void that is also a small box, not the end result anyone wants. The key to successfully designing a small space is to maximize the best features (your appearance, architectural details or spectacular artwork or furniture) and then carefully plan your seat, color, texture, lighting, location and functionality. Inspiration for your space should not only come from who and how you live now, but also from how you want to live in your space. Design your small space to act as a setting for the life you want. This sounds stale, but the reality is that our environment not only affects our mental well-being, but also our relationships and how we see ourselves.