Clever Ideas For Small Homes: Part I

Today instead of a home tour, I'm going to give you ideas for small space living.

The use of mirrors is always a smart idea in a small space. It visually expands a room.

The chair is transparent Lucite. Thus it appears to take up no space visually.

A book shelf can always be used for storage in the kitchen. It takes up more vertical space than horizontal.

If you don't have room for a dining table, this arrangement could be your answer.

If you have a fairly small corner, turn it into banquette seating and add a table. Instant dining space.

If you don't have an actual foyer or mud room, create a space like this to store shoes and gloves and such. The locker is a place to hang sweaters or jackets.

Here is another small dining space utilizing banquette seating. Even a very small table, like the one above, allows room for at least one person and possibly two to dine.

If you don't have a guest room, you could add a built-in bed for when guests spend the night. Below is drawer storage for files.

A day bed can serve as seating. And then used as a guest bed when needed. 

Next week I'll have Part II of clever ideas for small space living. 

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  1. I love this post! I would never think to do some of these things, particularly the gold mirror over the stove, but it works. All of these spaces look very pretty and inviting, color, pattern and texture. I came away with some great ideas to think about. Hope you are feeling better today.

  2. Pretty ideas. Enjoy your weekend, Brenda!

  3. I especially love the daybed,such a great idea.

  4. Love how clean and fresh and 'happy' the spaces look, with their pops of color in just the right places!

  5. Great post, Brenda - that dining table that folds up is a great idea for a small kitchen!

  6. The first room seems a bit too busy, but the other photos are decorated with a light touch that really makes the areas seem roomy. Thanks for the nice photos!

  7. I love looking at small home ideas. Sometimes small homes are the most beautiful.

  8. Interesting post, Brenda.

    I hope you are feeling much better. Still sending healing energy to you and Abi.

    Also hoping you are getting some rest. Take care.

  9. Great idea! I have a bunk bed for overnight guests. It's comfortable and doesn't take too much space.


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