Of course, when decorating a small home, there are just some things that you will have to eliminate for the sake of space; however, there are some essentials that you cannot compromise on not having. Take a look at these five things that even a small house needs.
4 Things Every Small Home Needs:
1. Comfortable and Sufficient Seating.
While you may be tempted to opt for compact furniture in a small living space, you should not skimp out on comfortable and adequate seating. Do not be afraid to invest in a big and comfy sofa that will allow you to be able to enjoy your living room. You can also use small lounging chairs so that your visitors have a place to sit. If you think about it, a living room is all about comfort and community; there is no need to downgrade your furnishings. Be sure to invest in comfort and quality, even in a small space.
Dedicating some space for a foyer is worth it even if it is not a “grand entrance.” Everyone deserves a place where they can decompress for a moment when they enter their home after a long day. Set up a space near the entryway where you can take off your shoes, hang your coat and drop your car keys. A small glass table with a mirror hanging above it will open the space while providing a place to set things down when you enter the house. You can also add a plant or flowers for a nice welcoming touch.
3. Pattern and Color.
Sure, neutral hues like white and gray will make a space look open and breezy, but such a palette can also be considered boring. Color and patterns should not be eliminated from your decor. Instead, create drama within the space by embracing bold colors and unique designs. You will find that your home looks more personable and inviting.
If you are a bit hesitant, you can get the best of both worlds by keeping the walls neutral and simply accenting it with color. This allows the main sight-lines to remain clean. You can also try using a fun color on the ceiling and keeping the furniture more neutral tone so that you create interest without overwhelming the space.
4. A Place to Dine.
While small homes usually do not have a dedicated dining room, you still need to make room for a place where you can sit down and eat a meal. You can try situating a small dining room table against the wall or a window to keep the floor space free. If that is not possible, consider investing in a convertible coffee table that expands to full height or a stylish foldable table.
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- Elaborate Design Scheme
- Boy or Girl Themed
- Play Space
- Baby Proof
Fall is almost here! Just about everyone welcomes the cool, brisk days and crisp nights that fall offers, and what better time of year to spruce up your front entrance? Homeowners can choose from many inexpensive and creative ideas for dressing up their front entry with seasonal decor. To help you encapsulate the beloved season, we provided several ideas for you to enjoy. Let’s take a look!
Planters and Urns
- We are sure that you have planters and urns around your home, but if not, you will want to buy some varying sizes. Remember you can use these year-round for other seasonal decorations; therefore, they become a solid investment. If they need to be painted, think about burgundy, forest green, maybe even black/gray, gold or bronze. Planters can be spray painted in practically no time to save homeowners time and money.
- You may know that now is the time for mum flowers to be in bloom through November. They come in so many beautiful fall colors and are an inexpensive decor piece. When mums have finished blooming, simply plant them in your yard’s landscape to enjoy next fall. What a wonderful way to repurpose! You can even take the mums and place them in the planters and urns for a stylish pop of color.
- Planters are also beautiful for creating height in your arrangement, especially if you have pumpkins and cornstalks in the design. You can even reverse this idea and place pumpkins and gourds in the planters and place the mums on the ground around the planters. Try different arrangements until you find your favorite!
Baskets and More
- Everyone has some baskets laying around the house or in their garden shed. If you like the distressed look, you can incorporate them into your fall decor. If you prefer the clean and neat look, spray paint works wonders to help spruce them up for use.
- Pick up an old antique bench or chair from a yard sale for a unique twist. Again, you can keep natural or spray paint according to your style preference. Place dried flowers, small pumpkins, live mums, decorative gourds in the baskets and place on the bench or the seat of the chair. Also, large apple and peach baskets are perfect for placing a planter inside, or you can turn the basket upside down and use it as a table to display your fall treasures.
Cornstalks, Tree Limbs, Vines and Willow Branches
- These items are ideal for creating an arch around your front door and so beautiful and natural! These designs can be seen from the street which creates a showstopping effect. Be sure to have a supply of zip ties around the house to attach the limbs and stalks together. Afterward, spraypaint the zip ties if they are visible. Place the stalks in a planter, urn or basket for a decorative touch and anchor the limbs together by merely wrapping a fishing line from the bottom of the tree to the top. You can arrange the limbs once you have the zip ties or fishing line in place. Just attach the fishing line to light sconces or tap in small nails to secure at the top of your door.
How do you decorate for fall? We would love for you to share your tips and tricks with other readers, below in the comment section.
In a buying market, kitchens and bathrooms are considered to be the two most important rooms in a home. Regularly without the buying market being considered, bathrooms and kitchens are still important areas of our homes. Whether we would like to admit it or not, we spend a majority of our time in the bathroom. From getting ready in the morning and showering to brushing our teeth and getting ready for bed, we begin and end our days in the bathroom. With bathroom’s being a highly-used space, should not our focus be on maximizing their design potential? With our top tips, we hope to inspire you with beautiful bathroom color ideas to take control of your bathroom’s potential. Let’s take a look!
Bathroom Color Inspiration:
1. Getting Ready.
You can actually use your getting-ready routine during the paint selection process. While you are getting ready for the day, you will want to see how the paint reflects the lighting within the space. If it projects the light back in an unflattering manner, you will want to choose a different color. Paint experts recommend sticking to colors like yellow, green, and blue. You will also find that neutral tones like grays and off-whites will help make a greater impact.
2. Set The Mood.
Often, we use our bathrooms as a center for relaxation. After a stressful day, there is nothing quite like a bubble bath. To help create an emphasis on this “spa-like” demeanor, we recommend choosing more tranquil shades. Light colors and pastels help to create a dreamy oasis. You will want to pair it with the color choices that we mentioned previously; therefore, you would choose colors like pastel blues, light seafoam greens, etc.
3. Maximize Small Spaces.
If you have a half bath, be sure to maximize its potential with the paint color. Do not skip over it just because it offers little wall space. You can take advantage of the mini-room by utilizing colors that reflect natural light.
4. Always Stay Neutral.
If color scares you, neutral tones are always an excellent choice. Neutral colors can create a soft, welcoming environment without taking away from other key elements in the room. You can easily balance any neutral color into your bathroom for a cozy look.
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