Look inside this cheerful Silver Lake bungalow to see how to create joy on the cheap

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Arden Myrin’s kitchen is complemented by hand-printed wallpaper by Juju Papers. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

Arden Myrin’s Silver Lake home may be small at 900 square feet, but it looms large with joy: a profusion of wallpaper with delicate patterns; funky bamboo pendants and patterned textiles.

“Cheap and cheerful,” she calls it.

It is a special house under normal circumstances, but after months of sheltering in place with husband Dan Martin and their four cats, Myrin appreciates the tiny bungalow more than ever.

“It’s nice to live in a happy space, especially when things are tough,” she says.

Many of us are sick of looking at our interiors as the pandemic stretches on with no end in sight, but Myrin’s home is the inspiration we need: You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make a big

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