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.
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?
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!!
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!