10 May 2015

Small Spaces: CHallenge of the week | Day 3

This beautiful tiny home is an oldie but goodie!  It's so good I just had to repost it to go along with this week's Small Space Living theme.

I think most people are mistaken to think that once you move in to a space, especially to own, that they need to fill it with furniture right away.  Often my advice is to collect your items slowly.  This way you evolve along with your space and get to know what your real needs are.

This apartment is one of my favorite small spaces I've seen.  It's so simple without losing its flare as well as functionality.  With space constraints one gets super creative!  This narrow living room truly limits the amount of furniture you can put in it.  One large sofa grounds  this area, and with a light accent chair you create a hub for entertaining friends.  Mid-century chairs are good choices so you can easily move them where you need them.  Lucite or glass top coffee tables are so perfect!  The transparency adds interest and texture, plus it doesn't compromise your already tight galley.

These high ceilings could give you the option of installing floating wall cabinets for extra storage for seasonal goods or rarely used items.  IKEA BEST Å would be a perfect choice.

There is no space here for a book case or display shelf.  But isn't that window sill just perfect for your collections?

Think vertical!  Aaahhhh, the beauty of modular shelving units!  They are inexpensive, light, and you can change its arrangement as you please!  When you move to your next apartment, there's no need to haul one large bulky bookcase anymore.  One more thing, you save floor space!  May I suggest my favorite classic String shelves, or a more budget friendly IKEA ALGOT. 

Don't let your tiny flat discourage you from entertaining friends for dinner parties.  A table with extendable leaves would allow this option (IKEA BJURSTA seen here).  A drop leaf table could also work wonders.  Although I would strongly suggest stackable stools or light chairs to seat more than four at a time..  

This tight kitchen doesn't feel quite as tight as it really is.  The black feature wall added depth to it.  And those RIBBA picture rails are an all-around great solution for different things.  In this case, cookbooks.

A wall arm work lamp would be perfect for night reading in this small bedroom.  And those picture rails shown above could also serve as a small ledge for your a book, an alarm clock, and also your mobile phone.  And again, if you have a window sill, take advantage of it.

K R i S P I N T E R I O R via Fantastic Frank

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