I've hand-picked 9 pieces that serve as perfect finishing touches to elevate a room

Chic picks to instantly elevate a room

Playful, smiling plant pots in cute modern pastels
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It's the little things that count, FACT, especially when it comes to glowing up your nest with accents that wow. And this is happy news indeed for us snug apartment dwellers, as we've already nailed this part of the bargain with our "small space" itself! Good things come in small packages amirite?!

As a stylist and tiny home dweller myself, I'm all about the decorative details of pretty to define and spruce up every nook, shelf, and surface — from a nudge of French-flair coffee table styling to layering up the tactility with apartment home decor buys. And shopping for bijou beauts on the small scale means that we can stay friendly on the pocket too — always a win in my book (and nook)! 

So let's work with what "space" and furniture we have right now, and think cute, cozy, and chic with accessories that maximize the moment, add design interest, and simply add way more personality into bland apartment spaces. Just as "Nobody puts Baby in the corner," don't let any corner go unstyled y'all! I've hand-picked nine pieces that honestly, I know will make a huge difference to teeny tiny spaces asap.

Magic little shopping buys

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Holly is a Content Editor at Real Homes, and has previously worked at Future Homes brands including Country Homes & Interiors and Livingetc. She has a background in interior and event styling spanning a decade, which previously took her from coast to city and beyond to Australia. 

Holly loves working with creative minds and discovering fresh, indie brands, and is a firm believer that no home can have too many cushions, unruly blooms or decorative details of happy