Many of us don't have big homes. Many of us have scaled down after the raising of family. Some of us are down to one.
So it makes perfect sense to scale down your home and your possessions. Less housework. Less yard maintenance. Less to go wrong. Less to pay for.
But how to make those small spaces look not so tiny?
Consider a pull-out couch in case company comes. Use a coffee table that is open and doesn't take up visual space. Use pouffes for extra seating or as a foot stool.
Bring in plants to "round" out corners. And let in the light!
Don't make the mistake of thinking you have to have small-scale furniture. You don't want it to look like a dollhouse.
In a small kitchen, look at white paint as your very best friend. It can open up a kitchen like nothing else can. It lights up the room. White is usually right, is my motto for big expanses and walls.
Dining Space Or Eating Area
Aside from keeping things light in shade, a banquette automatically helps to accommodate more seating. And you might also use the space inside for storage. The wicker chairs are light in texture. A winner all around.
Wicker is a good choice in small spaces because it doesn't have a heavy "look" to it.
The blue just pops against the white. This room will surely wake you up!
The blue knobs set the vanity off perfectly. Blue has been sprinkled all around. On the walls, the trash can, the window treatment, etc. Your eye has the white to rest on, then POP, there is that bright blue to make you smile.
Don't let the thought of scaling down to a smaller home intimidate you. Purge the things you don't really use or have a deep fondness for. Move only what you truly love.
Settle into your new digs with the confidence that, should you die, your loved ones won't be digging through all that clutter in the attic or basement.
Selling things you don't need will beef up your bank account and make you feel more secure.
You will have more time to get out and do what you love, because your small space doesn't take much effort to clean. You have more time to just enjoy life.
And finally: CLEAR THE CLUTTER! Better Yet: TOSS THE USELESS MAIL AS SOON AS YOU BRING IT IN.
You will learn all sorts of new ways of making your life easier, and thus, more fulfilling.