Believe it or not, the owners of the Tiny Canal Cottage got married on the stoop of their Venice Beach home with 60 (!) people in attendance. Of course the equally tiny backyard helped squeeze everybody in. Steal their string light trick to make your small outdoor space look effortlessly romantic. Click through for more design ideas for small homes.

With so many layers of white in this cottage bedroom, texture leaps to the forefront to distinguish each element. Notice that each shade of white differs a little from the others, and intriguing textures — chipped paint on the corbels and shelf, pocks on the wooden bench, open stitches on the throw, and ruffles and gathers on the linens — catch the light differently to tantalize the eye./