If there’s a trend we won’t be escaping any time soon, it’s downsizing. Tiny homes are a national phenomenon and the lifestyle changes associated with low impact living. From composting to conscientiously tidying up, homes have made their way into our daily routines and overall lifestyles. For many city dwellers and an increasing number of suburban dwellers, too, small space living is the best option. But that doesn’t mean it has to be any less intentional. Whether you just want to increase the functionality of your home or attempting to make the most of a small space, there are plenty of ways to minimize clutter and maximize utility in style.
- Movable Home Bar
Bars are not only great for entertaining but are also beautiful accent pieces that add character to a home. A piece like this that serves more than one purpose is always a go-to.
- Window Seats
Windows in Barrie can help you create sitting areas by windows helps to create warmth and is a perfect way to utilize a space surrounded by natural light or beautiful garden or city views. You can achieve this through the use of window seats, grouped chairs, or chaises.
- Gallery Tray Table
A two-tiered coffee table with an additional tray creates storage that is not only optimal, but also movable. In a client project, designer Keita Turner used a campaign-style gallery tray table and detachable trays with open handles on either end, making moving them easy for a variety of household uses. These portable trays transform an already functional coffee table into an organization lover’s double duty dream piece! For parties, the removable trays can also be used for serving. For casual sofa side dinners, the trays can easily be moved and then stored for a stylish space-saving solution.
- Statement Art
It might seem odd to consider a piece of large-scale art for a rather small space, but it’s one trick designers put to the test time and time again to give a room a more spacious feel. It adds a focal point to the design scheme and is another easy way to showcase your aesthetic, as seen in a West Hollywood living room designed by Alice Cheng.
- DIY Furniture
Etobicoke windows are a great way to customize your furniture to accommodate smaller spaces. Sugar & Cloth proves that “doing it yourself” is easier than you’d expect. You wouldn’t think of an oversized cake pan as a sophisticated furniture material, but this DIY mid-century side table is made from just that, and it’s perfectly customizable for small spaces.
- Space-Saving Hat Storage
Give organization to your collection of hats by locating a hat rack on the backside of a closet or interior door. I got tired of not remembering what hats I owned, so in my own compact-sized New York City apartment, I conveniently locate and hang my hat collections behind doors. Not only are my hats now easily accessible when trying to plan my outfits, but they are displayed in a manner that is decoratively stylish to me.
- Vertical Greenery
No garden or no yard at all? No problem! Windows in Barrie is just perfect for you. This DIY wall planter gives you plenty of greenery, without taking up any counter or floor space. Utilize an empty wall for this vertical garden and your space will instantly feel more peaceful.
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