How To Decorate Small Living Spaces

Back in June 2018 I wrote about designing a small living room; today I am updating this article for small living spaces in this new decade. 

For most of my life, I’ve lived in small places: apartments, condos, and even small homes.  If you live in an apartment or a neighborhood of cottages and small houses, you understand how frustrating it can be to try and fit everything in. At the end of the day, you can’t change the size of your room, but you can try and make it feel bigger.  It is a design challenge. The key to living happily and beautifully in small spaces is combining space-saving and multi-functional solutions while expressing your individual style.  Let’s consider some of your choices when dealing with a most important area, our living spaces. Many home owners take down walls to open up multiple rooms. Living spaces can include any of the traditional living room, dining room, family room and even kitchen. Many apartments and condos have a living-dining room area. Even in a smaller house, open spaces seem bigger but can fill up quickly with furniture to meet all your needs.

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My Favorite Things – Original Art by Peter Cocuzza Over My Coastal Futon

My home is my haven and reflects who I am. Home decor to me is not just what is fashionable or in style; I love to surround myself with things that speak of home, family, and faith. My style is eclectic as I find beauty in many styles. I love vintage and browse thrift store, flea markets and yard sales looking for treasures. I have several side tables that originally belonged to my maternal grandmother. I have quilts made for me by sister-in-law, paintings and drawings by my father, and a painting by a close friend in Ft. Lauderdale.

Drawing by my father
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