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Small Bathroom Design Issues

No matter how small your bathroom might be, it still offers a world of design inspiration. With little creativity and improvisation, you can overcome some of the most common design problems of small bathrooms and transform yours into a truly relaxing oasis.  …

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on May 9, 2018 at 3:22am

Most Common Electrical Problems in Tiny Homes

Tiny homes are one of the biggest crazes in the last couple of years. These ingenious living spaces may not have that much room, but their designs and layouts are made so that everything fits in perfectly without having to sacrifice many things. Sure, you won’t have a giant bathtub, but that is not their intended purpose.

While we can talk about different tiny home designs for hours, that is not the topic of…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on April 10, 2018 at 4:00am

Great Design Ideas for Tiny Yards

Buying a home is very exciting yet it requires some compromises. Normally, your budget will determine the size and the type of home you’ll be able to afford. This might mean that you will have to choose a home with only one garage, or a home with a small backyard instead of a large one.

However, keep in mind that bigger isn't always better. Compared to spacious outdoor places, small yards can mean less cleaning but…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on April 5, 2018 at 6:14am

5 Tips to Give Your Tiny Home an Elegant Vibe

There’s nothing more frustrating than being a design enthusiast who lives in a tiny apartment or home. So many great ideas and so much design inspiration, but not enough space! However, even the tiniest of homes can be styled up and reinvented. You can easily design a comfy, chic home with an…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on March 12, 2018 at 5:32am

5 Tips to Give Your Tiny Home an Elegant Vibe

There’s nothing more frustrating than being a design enthusiast who lives in a tiny apartment or home. So many great ideas and so much design inspiration, but not enough space! However, even the tiniest of homes can be styled up and reinvented. You can easily design a comfy, chic home with an elegant flair while also creating an illusion of spaciousness and openness. With these simple ideas and tricks, you can design a home that exudes elegance and sophistication.


Maximise natural lighting


Natural light will open up your space and create an airy, positive look. In addition, it will also accentuate your home’s elegant features and décor statements. Depending on the very design of your home, there might be several solutions that can help you maximise the amount of sunlight your living space gets. You should remove curtains completely, leaving your windows bare, but polished and elegantly framed. You can also use light, gauzy curtains that will enable sunlight to permeate your home, but make sure to hang them as high as possible to make your ceiling look higher. Implementing glossy finishes for design elements, such as hardware and decorations, is another simple yet elegant solution. Glossy finishes will reflect sunlight and make your space seem brighter. In addition, pale gold finishes will add a touch of elegance to your home.

Reinvent your bedroom


Small homes typically come with small bedrooms that may look quite cramped, cluttered and unappealing. Since bedrooms have become personal home sanctuaries where you can pamper yourself, it’s important that you style up yours and give it an elegant vibe. Opting for one of the beautiful bed frame combined with comfy mattress in order to evoke a feeling of unmatched comfort. You should place a beautiful mirror against it in order to create an illusion of spaciousness and make your bedroom seem bigger. In addition, if they match the overall design, you can create a cohesive, sophisticated look and a stunning décor statement.


Think vertically


Space-savvy tricks always come in handy when it comes to small homes and going vertical is one of them. If you don’t have enough space to introduce greenery to your home, you should create your own vertical garden. Not only will you free up your corners and reduce visual clutter, but you’ll also embellish your home with a beautiful feature that will elevate its décor. Furthermore, plants will make your home seem brighter and more open because they will fill it with fresh, healthy air.
You can also go vertical when adding shelves – place several floating shelves vertically or add a high bookcase. This way you’ll achieve several effects – you’ll save a lot of space, reduce clutter, which will make your home seem more spacious, draw gaze vertically and decorate your home with elegant pieces.


Aim for symmetry, balance and harmony


Elegant homes typically feature symmetrical decorations and balanced, cohesive looks. By arranging your decorative items symmetrically and opting for a harmonious and balanced style, you’ll create an elegant flow through your home. Decorations in your room can be linked through style, colour or pattern. For example, you can use the dominant colour in your favourite painting for accent details throughout your room. For symmetry, you should decorate your nightstands with two chic lamps. Creating a balanced and harmonious look in your home will increase its appeal and reduce visual clutter, which will make it seem spacious and more open.


Choose multifunctional furniture


There’s no reason why you can’t have a stunning sofa as the focal point in your living room, but make sure to pick one with a hidden storage compartment. You can also have a beautiful dining table featuring warm wood tones and sleek, modern design. To save space, try to find a fold-out table that you can store away when you don’t need it. From built-in wardrobes and in-wall shelves to a beautiful king-size bed with drawers and elegant hanging racks for clothes, you have plenty of options to maximise your space while also giving it an elegant vibe.


Small spaces call for improvisation and experimentation, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make them elegant and enchanting.

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