How to Personalize a Small Space Rental

The Challenge: Renting rather than buying your home presents a new challenge. How do you personalize your small space while keeping within the terms of your rental agreement? The primary challenge for living large in a small space is how to create a warm and inviting home while finding the best use for every square Read More

How to Use Color in Small Spaces

Color Basics & Theory Remember when you got your first box of Crayons? I do. It was a box of 24 and I thought it was the best thing ever! I created colorful clothes for my paper dolls. I drew pictures and colored them to match whatever my mood was at that particular time. Color Read More

Small Home Office Solutions

Location, location, location… Whether you are self-employed, frequently work from home, or are a student, finding a place to work in a small space can be tricky. It needs to be easily accessible, able to contain your work or study necessities and relatively private, depending on the situation. You’d also need access to an electrical Read More

Holiday Ideas for Small Spaces

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Get ready for holiday fun, food, and festivities! Can you believe it? Summer is a thing of the past and fall is in full swing. Next thing you know it’ll be Halloween, then Thanksgiving and then Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and there will be Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkeys, parties, gifts, school concerts, and Read More

Bar Carts are Still Hot!

Bar Carts are Hot! – A Classic Idea in Home Decor We’ve talked about the importance of multi-purpose furnishings for small spaces. There are so many multi-purpose pieces of furniture but one of the best is the bar cart. The History of the Bar Cart Did you know that bar carts were originally tea trolleys Read More

Wabi-Sabi Decorating in 2019

What is Wabi-Sabi? Wabi-sabi is a Japanese decorating trend that’s hugely popular, right now. It celebrates imperfection, authenticity, and a lived-in feeling. It’s not to be confused with the Danish design philosophy of Hygge (pronounced Hoo-gah) which is all about coziness…warm blankets, comfort food, things like that. And it’s not to be confused with the Read More

Best Small Kitchen Appliances-Part I

Storage Space Saver #1 – Power Air Fryer (This is the first in a series of space-saving appliances and gadgets that I’ll be trying from time to time.) I have a new favorite small appliance. It’s my new Power Air Fryer!  (An affiliate link) Here’s the scoop. I was visiting my daughter and her family this Read More

Best Vacuum Cleaner for a Small Home

The Best Small Home Vacuum Cleaner (A Review) I’ve had this Shark Navigator Lift-Away vacuum cleaner for about a year and this baby has never disappointed! All of the following points (from the description on Amazon) are why I love this vacuum: Lift-Away. Press a button to lift the canister away and easily clean hard-to-reach Read More