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Decorating a Small Home Office - Top 5 Tips

Even though your apartment may not be large, you can always find space to build a small home office. You just need to be a little more creative and find a way to incorporate everything you need in there. In order to help you decorate it according to the latest trends and create a place which will inspire you to work hard and be fully concentrated, we’ve singled out our top 5 tips on how to achieve this fast and easy. Feel free to take a…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on August 25, 2018 at 3:46am

Tiny Bathroom Decorating Tips

Living in a tiny house has numerous perks, including lower construction costs, lower energy bills, easier maintenance, cheaper decorating, and, of course, minimal impact on the environment. However, while it is quite easy to get accustomed to the small square footage in almost every room, we usually discover that we could always benefit from extra space in the kitchen and the bathroom. If you are struggling with decorating a cramped bathroom, we’ll help you…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on August 2, 2018 at 7:00am

Décor Changes to Make Your Tiny Home Feel All Fresh and New

No matter how spacious your home is, it’s always going to be too small to fit all the things you’d like to keep around. However, even the tiniest of homes can be utilized if you plan ahead and find sustainable ways to make the most of the space you own. From hidden storage area to multifunctional furniture, there are lots of ideas you can try out and use literally every inch you own. So, if you too are living in a small home, but still have big plans, here are a few ways to make it feel…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on July 6, 2018 at 5:56pm

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

6 tips on how to decorate a tiny house

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Tiny houses are becoming incredibly popular. No wonder - they are easy to maintain, simple for tidying up and cheap to live in.

Still, decorating a tiny house isn't easy because most of us don't know how to make a couple of smart choices and make the best out of really small space. So, here are a couple of tips:

1. Colors for visually bigger space

If you have one large room in your tiny home or a couple of smaller ones, the colors you choose will create more open space, providing you choose them carefully. A dining area or the living room will have a great contrast if you opt for vivid, but not aggressive colors combined with the abundance of daylight. On the other hand, if you have several smaller, darker rooms, then bright colors are a must, for example, peachy color or a light red. Don't overdo with the kitchen color, stick to lighter ones, while the bathroom can be a playful combination of strong contrasts.

2. Multi-purpose furniture

You don't have a lot of space to waste, so make sure most of the furniture you buy is multi-functional. Folding furniture is a great choice, as it can change shape, meaning that the ironing board can have a mirror on the other side and get be easily put away when you don't need it anymore. Sofas and armchairs that also serve as storage are another way of saving space. Do a research on pages with multi-purpose furniture and you'll get more ideas.

3. Wallpaper

This is a great option for decorating your home because it takes almost none space, while making the room a lot prettier or cozy. Animal print or a forest - that's up to you and your overall home style. One wall covered with wallpaper can do magic. If you want something more daring, apply strips of wallpaper to stairs, namely to the underside of each step.

In case your home has wood-paneled walls, put a wall liner first so the grooves can't be seen.

4. Window decorations

The more windows you have, the bigger the opportunity for decoration you have. To be clear, this isn't just about the curtains. Certain types of curtain rods and valances and carefully chosen curtains and awnings can be utilized for decoration and providing privacy.

If you use your imagination, a good curtain or a valance can serve as a wall mural, without taking up too much space. Curtain rods can add to the overall impression if you bother to find the ones that fit best with the curtains. Hanging the curtains higher than the top side of the window and further on its both sides will make the room visually larger.

5. Lighting

Add some flair to your home with lighting fixtures. Hanging lights are a better option than table lamps as they save you some space. If you have a low ceiling, use string lighting that comes in all shapes and is easy to install. Pendant lamps come in really small sizes and they are a great addition to the living room. If you prefer a fancy style, mini-chandeliers will do - small in size, big in luxury!

6. Mirrors

Obviously, mirrors are perfect for tricking our eyes into thinking the room is bigger than it is. The great thing about mirrors is that you can find any kind of frame you need to complete the style in the room. Any design motif you can think of can be found if you try, just decide which one you need.

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Like any other home, tiny homes need some time to become completely comfortable, cozy and warm for its owners. Changes need time, so allow yourself to make mistakes and enjoy the process!

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Comment by Tracey Clayton on May 3, 2018 at 2:12am

Love the ideas in the article. the one issue i keep having is coming up with the solution for wardrobe design. Every option i have come across minimizes the wardrobe space up to a pint that you get just a few shelves, I would love to have an option to actually  install a wardrobe into my Brisbane home, which is 8 by 20 ft. 

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