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
No matter how big or small your home may be, there’s one universal way to add a dose of personality and character to your house or flat – dress up those walls! Wall decor is an easy way to switch up the look of a room whenever the mood strikes, and it requires a minimal amount of space. Need some inspiration? Here are six stylish ways to decorate your walls.
When it comes to cleaning, living in a small flat can be wonderful, as there’s less square footage to maintain. On the other hand, this also means that your living area can accumulate clutter pretty fast if you’re not consistent with cleaning up. But don’t worry, busy bees – maintaining a tidy home takes no more than a few minutes here and there if you stick to a well-planned routine. Follow this simple cleaning routine for small spaces to keep your place tidy.
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
As the holiday season is now upon us, coming up with ideas on how to make your cozy home full of Christmas glee can make you feel a bit…well “un-gleeful” (made up word). Well it’s time to cheer up as we’ve come up with 5 ideas on how to make your small space feel festive this holiday season!
Idea #1 Elevation
Clearing out a space for a christmas tree isn’t always possible. By placing a smaller tree on top of a table or desk, you don’t have to sacrifice the holiday tradition of decorating a tree just because your place is tiny. You can use a real or fake tree for this. One quick tip when decorating a smaller tree is to make sure you get the appropriate sized ornaments. You don’t want to weigh your tree down with oversized ornaments that you may have used on a full size tree. The good thing is that it takes half the time to decorate!
Idea #2 Speaking of ornaments…
What’s Christmas without them?
Ornaments instantly create an atmosphere of winter and Christmas cheer. Ornaments are also very versatile allowing you to decorate in any way you wish. Some of my favourite are the ornament wreaths, using them as centrepieces for the dining table or just in a decorative bowl. If you’re renting or in a dorm room you may be limited to what you can hang about so placing ornament bowls throughout your space may do the trick.
Another reason why I love this idea is because you can use a variety of colours keeping with the scheme of your space. Pairing up ornaments with candles also adds a nice touch.
#3 Edible design
Every year I tell myself that I’m going to make a gingerbread house and…well…. I have yet to do so. I must admit, I’m slightly intimidated! I’m not a perfectionist but if my gingerbread house doesn’t come out looking like it deserves to be put on display I will feel like a failure. I absolutely adore this gingerbread house as it looks completely different than the traditional house we’re use to seeing. If you can muster up the confidence to make your own house it it can definitely work as a wonderful Christmas decoration. That’s if you don’t eat it right after it’s done! Ha!
Idea #4 Window Dressing!
Just about every space has a window which means adding lights, ornaments, candles or any other Christmas decoration is a great option for your small space. By mixing all of the above, your home can look great during the day and at night. A little decoration goes a long way.
This is quite an innovative idea and is great if you’re REALLY tight on space or if you just feel like trying something completely different. Wall decor encourages your imagination to run wild! The sky really is the limit when decorating a wall Christmas tree (not sure if that’s the proper name). Adding wrapped presents beneath the design makes it feel even more like a real tree. I am definitely going to try this one when I have a wall free!
If you have more ideas for decorating your small space I’d love to hear them and share them on social media! Add a comment or share your idea on Instagram tagging @flat54london using #Christmas54. Can’t wait to see what great ideas everyone has!! Happy Holidays!!
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