Alexandra Gater is on a mission. She’s determined to help millennials turn their small spaces into personality-packed homes — all without breaking the bank. As a former magazine editor, she’s always had a knack for style — and her 331,000 YouTube subscribers and 94,000 Instagram followers seem to think so, too. You can’t help but smile when you catch a glimpse of her projects: they’re almost always filled with juicy colors, playful patterns and a handful (or two) of pom-poms. “My motto when it comes to design is that it shouldn’t be intimidating,” says Alexandra. “I truly believe that anyone can decorate their space without dropping a ton of money, regardless of experience. Sometimes it’s just the simplest things — like changing the knobs on your dresser — that have a big impact.”

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