A mini bar is a fantastic addition to any home. Even in the smallest flats, a well-stocked bar cart provides an air of refinement, style, charm and comfort (is there anything more relaxing than an after-work cocktail?). Pick out a cozy nook – perhaps in the living area, where you can entertain yourself and guests alike – and follow these steps on how to stock the perfect mini bar. Read More
With so many fantastic storage options available today, living in small spaces is hardly anything to worry about. Sure, it may take a bit more planning and organisation in advance, but there are plenty of ways to store your stuff without compromising style. Here are five easy ways to maximise storage in small spaces and get the most out of your flat’s valuable square footage.
Decorating an apartment can be a huge undertaking – even more so, if you live in a small space. While there may be less square footage to worry about, having a small flat or house means you have to be more selective about what type of pieces to incorporate into your decor scheme. Fortunately, a small apartment doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Here are seven home decor ideas that will beautifully dress up your home without taking up too much space.
If you live within relatively small living quarters, over-consumption can become your worst enemy. Not only can too much “stuff” lying around cause stress and discombobulation, but it’s also difficult to maintain a relaxing and comfortable living space. Sure, there are creative ways to avoid consuming too much “stuff” and control clutter; but even the best storage units can only hold so much. Read More
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Living with pets can be wonderful – who doesn’t love being greeted by cuddles and wagging tails after a long day at work? When living with pets in small spaces it can be an entirely different story. Clutter, noise, shedding, and not-so-pleasant smells are even more noticeable when you don’t live in a large, sprawling house. Read More
Looking for multifunctional pieces for your small space be quite frustrating at times. Small space living is a niche area when it comes to furniture and home decor with so many retailers catering to a more board customer base. To make your life a bit easier we’ve done a lot of the leg work for you. We’ve compiled a list of some of the essential pieces you need to make your small space work for you. We’ve carefully chosen only pieces with dual functionality, giving you more bang for your buck.
It’s incredible what you can accomplish with a bit of creativity and imagination in a small space! This tiny apartment has everything you need for entertaining, cooking, sleeping, lounging, etc. all in a very compact space. This tiny home is only 24 sqm (258 sqft) but is full of style, design and multifunctional.
I can’t help but to think that if more of us “lived light” our planet would be that much better off….and so would we! What do YOU think? Could you live in this tiny space?
Carving out the perfect space in your home for a vanity or make up area can be challenging at times. Organisation is key and often times style is compromised. It can be tricky; finding the right balance between making sure all of your essential items have a place to be stored while having that designated area reflect your personal style and the decor of your home. Well we’ve come up with some great ideas to consider when creating your own beauty bar. Check them out below:
Idea #1 The Compact Mirror Desk
Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the wonderful city of Amsterdam. I fell head over heels in love!! The weather was great, the people were super friendly and view of canal houses and houseboats along the waterway was picturesque. It’s definitely now one of my top places.
Amsterdam Canal 2
During my visit I stayed at a lovely airbnb near Vondelpark. The flat was very bright, airy and my room was quite small however there were 2 things I noticed that made a big difference to the look and feel of the room.
One of the first things I noticed were the windows. There were HUGE and took up an entire wall, almost floor to ceiling. If you’re already in a space you won’t be able to change the window size (or maybe you can) but you can change the type of window dressing like curtains and blinds. They used very light, sheer curtains which didn’t do much for privacy in the evenings (I felt a bit exposed) however during the day the amount light was maximised.
The second thing I noticed was the room didn’t have a single wardrobe. Travelling around the UK and Europe isn’t the norm not to see closets like in the US but I didn’t expect not to see a wardrobe. Instead they used a clothing rank which they cleverly cascaded the clothing from darks to whites. Brilliant!
I love that idea!! It makes your clothes part of the decor! Notice the wooden hangers change as well with white hangers being used for the white clothing! Love, love, love!
It’s great to come home after a long day and have a glass of your favourite wine. One challenge of living in a small space is where to store your favourite wines, spirits and liqueur to fit your decor. We’ve discovered these 5 great ideas for creating your own bar that you and your guests will love!
Wall attached bar
This is great if you want to conceal bottles when not in use. The front cover even drops down to be used as a work station for making drinks.
This is another great option if you want everything out of sight
If you want to display your collection and selection, placing drinks and glasses on a glass bottom beverage cart has a sophisticated feel. Wheels takes it up a notch making it portable.
If you have a corner in your flat, apartment or house and you’re stuck on ways to utilise it, a small bar like this is a great option.
I hope you found these ideas helpful. If you have some ideas of your own to share please do!