Besides color and pattern, incorporating unexpected accents is a third way to add personality to a small room. In this kitchen, the faux brick backsplash (complete with slight variations in tone) was hand-painted by Lydia of Pudel Design. When she swapped her light-color floor for dark tiles, the decorative element popped even more. Get more details at Pudel Design./
Very often in small spaces, there's not room for overly large furniture or lots of extras. That's why the search for sized-down furniture can yield unexpected rewards -- even the three-shelf unit here. It offers just enough space for extra towels and toiletries, as well as pretty display space.