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Decorate Your Small Space in 5 Steps


When you’re living in a small space, there is no need to compromise on style. At all. Creating a look you love just takes a bit more planning. Take a look at these easy tips to help you make the most of even the tiniest space. 

Mirrors, Mirrors, Mirrors

Mirrors are magical in their ability to reflect light, giving your home a feeling of airiness and spaciousness-- while doubling as art. Choose a large windowpane mirror to create the illusion of more windows, or create an artistic gallery wall with a collection of mirrors in all shapes and sizes. 

Full-Scale Rugs & Sofa

It seems like small spaces should have small things in them. But in the case of rugs and sofas, go big to make your room feel larger than it actually is. 

Take your rug wall-to-wall or choose one large enough that most of your furniture will fit on it. Soft, neutral colors with texture or subtle tone-on-tone patterns will keep the space from looking too busy. 

A streamlined sofa on legs will keep the visual impact down while still ensuring a comfortable seating area you can actually use -- and even take a nap on. 

Space-Saving Shapes & Materials

Round pieces of furniture maximize your square footage by taking up less floor space. Plus, they’re easier to maneuver around. Create a dining area by tucking a round cafe table into a corner. Look for round accent chairs, ottomans, and tables for your living room.  

Even small pieces of furniture can appear to take up a lot of space if the material is visually bulky. Look for transparent pieces made of lucite or acrylic, or even mesh -- anything that keeps sightlines clear. 

Double Up

When space is limited, try to choose styles that can accomplish two things, like an ottoman that offers storage. That way, you can get by with half as much without compromising anything. Other ideas: a bed with built-in drawers, console tables with drawers, or a trunk that doubles as a coffee table

Go Vertical

Keeping your floor space clear not only makes it easier to move about your space but will create the illusion of openness. Use your walls and ceilings whenever possible to displace something that might otherwise eat up precious square footage. Try sconces instead of floor lamps, floating shelves, and even hanging plants

When hanging window treatments, place your drapery rod as close to the ceiling as possible and extend it a few inches beyond the width of the window to make your ceiling look higher and your windows look bigger. 

Create Your Small-Space Style

Whether you’re giving your small-space look a refresh or starting from scratch, Pier 1 has got you covered with storage solutions, furniture, decor, and plenty of inspiration to help you find just what you’re looking for. Be sure to visit our blog for even more ideas!

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At this time, we do not offer a white glove delivery option.

Some oversized items may not be available for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii.

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$45.01 - $65.00 $11.00
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$200.01 & over 10%
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$25.01 - $45.00 $28.00
$45.01 - $65.00 $31.00
$65.01 - $90.00 $34.00
$90.01 - $125.00 $37.00
$125.01 - $200.00 $41.00
$200.01 & over $50.00

 Last updated February 1st, 2022

Due to COVID-19 return processing times are taking longer than normal.  Please allow us 14-21 days to process your return. Thank you for your patience.


IMPORTANT:  With limited exceptions, returns (i) are refunded to customer by store credit redeemable on and (ii) customer is responsible for return shipping charges. 

Please know that we understand that choosing the right décor for your home/office can be a tedious process. We want you to feel confident in your purchase. This is why we are more than happy to assist you with finding the right choice. If it’s not the right fit, we’ll help you get there.

You can return most items for a store credit within 30 days of delivery. Unless noted below, outbound shipping charges are non-refundable and you will be responsible for all return shipping costs.

Clearance merchandise and any items marked “Final Sale” cannot be returned. Other nonreturnable merchandise includes clearance items, personalized items, bundled items at discount rates (e.g. “4 for $20”; unless the entire bundle is returned), items marked nonreturnable at the checkout or within the product description page, and products that have been assembled

If there is a mistake with your order, or items arrive defective/damages at the time of receipt, we will take care of it and work with you to find the best solution as further described below.

To begin the return/exchange process, please reach out to our customer service team for assistance. Our Customer service representatives are available by email


You can return most items for a store credit within 30 days of delivery. Return shipping costs apply, and the item must be:

  1. In its original, undamaged condition
  2. Disassembled, if the item was originally delivered disassembled
  3. In its original packaging. If the original packaging is too damaged to be shipped back, you must use a similar sized box as the original or a box no longer than 108 inches.

There are a few items that can’t be returned:

  • Clearance items
  • Gift cards
  • Personalized items
  • Bundled items at discounted rates, e.g. “5 for $25” (unless the entire bundle is returned)
  • Items you have already assembled
  • Items marked “Final Sale” on the sale page
  • Open Box Items

Any outbound shipping charges collected on the order will not be refunded

    Defective Product and Returns due to Our Error

    If there are mistakes with your order, or items arrive defective/damaged at the time of receipt, we’ll make it right by sending you replacement parts or accessories, replacing the item or issuing you a refund.  In such an event, there is no return shipping charges. 

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    We strive to have all orders picked, packed, and shipped as quickly as possible because we know you can't wait to receive it! With that in mind, once your order is placed, we are not able to cancel your order. Please see the return policy for additional information if a return is still needed.



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