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There’s an interior designer from Boston, MA named Gary McBournie and this is what he says about small spaces:

“I prefer living in a small house. It just puts its arms around you and makes you feel at home.”

That’s a lovely sentiment and it’s exactly how I feel in spite of the challenges that are part of small space living.

The Challenge of Small Spaces

I recently downsized from a single family residence to a townhouse and, although it has everything I want in a home, it’s so much smaller than I realized when I purchased it!

Even though I purged a lot of belongings before moving into the townhouse, it was surprising how little room I had to work with.

For example, I had a sectional that I just loved and when measuring the new living room before moving in, I thought it would fit just fine. Nope! Even though it DID fit, it was just too big for the space.

So I sold the sectional and purchased a sofa and two chairs. Buying a smaller sectional was a good option but having a sofa and two chairs will make rearranging the room so much easier. And I promise you, that furniture will be rearranged from time to time. It’s in my DNA!

My small space doesn’t look so small, now!

Actually, furniture for small rooms doesn’t necessarily have to be small. Good proportions and style are more important, in fact.

So I’m on a learning curve, here, and I’ll share my journey with everyone facing the challenge of their own small spaces.

Follow us on Social Media and check back here, often.  I’ll be touching on all sorts of ideas to maximize living in a small space.

Please share your thoughts and ideas about living large in a smaller home. My email address is: cherylk@smallspace-decor.com

You’ll find a little more about me at my  About Cheryl K page.


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8 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Gary says:

    Hi, Cheryl!

    Your website is so comfortable. I live in a 1940s bungalow. It was moved to my property in the mid-1970s. I like the human scale of small homes.

    I’ve gotten some great design ideas from your website and you have inspired me to make a few changes around my place.

    Thank you,

    • Cheryl Kohan says:

      Hi Gary…so sorry I’m just now replying to your comment! I’ve been off the grid for a bit…just moved from Minnesota to Arizona which has thrown my schedule off considerably! Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m happy you’ve gleaned a few ideas for your bungalow. If there’s anything special that you need help with, please ask…I’ll sure do my best to find answers for you. All the best to you!

  2. Joan Kadlec says:

    Beautifully done Cheryl. Best of luck with all your endeavors. You are one talented “cookie”…

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