Dreaming Big While Living Small

Dreaming Big While Living Small

How to Use Your Apartment as a Tool for Future Success Your apartment is your home, your sanctuary. And for those currently living in small apartments but hosting big goals and ambitions, your apartment should also be a space to help you achieve them. At the very least, look at your small apartment not as a pit stop, but as …

Space Saving Kitchen Ideas

Space Saving Ideas for Your Kitchen

The kitchen tends to get neglected. Everyone wants a big living room or a large bedroom or a walk-in closet. Meanwhile, the kitchen is the smallest space in your home. Luckily there are many ways to work with a small kitchen that don’t involve an entire remodel. Before we start saving space in the kitchen, we need to prioritize and …

3 Misperceptions of Minimalism in Decor

3 Misperceptions of Minimalism in Decor

The term ‘minimalism’ can mean different things to different people, depending on individual perception, observation, and experience. For some, it’s an entire lifestyle of living with less to alleviate stress, live frugally, and focus on more important values than possessions. For others, it might mean a particular style applied to their interior decorating strategy in order to make the most …

Two Rooms From One

Stylish Tips for Creating Two Rooms from One

If you have ever lived in a studio apartment, you are familiar with a 400-500 square foot space. Often times, that space is one large room that is intended to house the bedroom, the living room, and sometimes even the kitchen. Without any sort of division, the space can appear like a room full of furniture. But with some planning, …

Alternatives Traditional Beds

Alternatives to Traditional Beds

One of the biggest necessities in any apartment also happens to be one of the biggest space consumers. Your bed — be it a twin, a queen or a king, etc. — naturally takes up quite a bit of room that could otherwise be put to better use. Now, when most people think of bedding substitutes, cheap, unattractive options (like …

7 Steps to Creating a Minimal Living Space

7 Steps to Creating A Minimal Living Space

As current home design and interior decorating trends illustrate, minimalism lends many advantages to small spaces related to both functionality and appearance. You might have heard about this lifestyle and decorating approach, and have the desire to incorporate it into your own home, but don’t know where to start. The right strategies can make the difference between merely wanting a …

Space Saving Bathroom Products

Space Saving Products For Your Bathroom

If your dream bathroom evokes feelings of tranquility, soaking in a Jacuzzi bathtub, draping yourself in plush robe and lounging in an open space, you’re not alone. If your reality involves a pedestal sink, zero storage space, and an inward swinging door, you are also not alone. But not to worry, you can still achieve that spa-like feeling of serenity …

Minimalism Advantages in Decorating

Advantages of Minimalism in Small Space Decorating

In our overly-materialistic culture, minimalism is a growing counter-trend which deliberately rejects the concept that more possessions correspond with greater wealth or personal happiness. In fact, minimalism believes the opposite: less equals more. You can apply this concept to many areas of life, but I’d like to focus on the advantages of minimalism when it comes to decorating your small …

Small Space Gardening

Small Space Gardening for Beginners

Along with increasingly urban living has come the need to translate any hobby into a smaller, more limited setting, and that includes gardening. Living in small spaces most of my life, previous attempts at gardening were limited to a few outdoor flowering plants and indoor tropicals which didn’t have the space, time, or conditions to flourish. Now that I have …

Lighting Ideas for Small Spaces

Making the Most of Light in a Small Apartment

People who live in small spaces know the importance of something many others take for granted: light. Light immediately makes even the tiniest living spaces seem larger, more cheerful, and inviting, but in a small apartment with only a few windows, natural light can be scarce. Does this mean small apartment dwellers are doomed to live in dim dreariness or …