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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7 Tips to Style a Picture Ledge

If you’ve visited with me before, you’re probably aware of my love of wall art. I have several frames that I use for seasonal art throughout the year. I’ve shared my single large painting in the living room and also a small collections of art on a gallery wall before.  Today I’m sharing my research into using a picture ledge in my home to create visual interest. Previously I wrote about making a gallery wall  as a way to display art.  Arranging prints on a wall isn’t always easy, but putting up a ledge and playing with the arrangement of frames is. Besides no more holes in the wall, I can add and subtract as needed! Read More