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 …