Sunday, June 26, 2011

Small Spaces with Style

Having lived in the city for so long and choosing location over space, I have always designed my apartments with furniture and accesories with dual functions that don't break the bank. When purchasing items for my home, my first priority if selecting pieces that serve as storage, decoration and functionality.The key is to max out the square footage you have and layer your home accessories exactly like you layer on jewelry.

This storage shelf doubles as a room divider and is a great way to display pictures, books, momentos and magazines.

Installing a transparent screen, divides this larger space into 2 smaller spaces without blocking any views. Plus, the lime green brings color into the space witout being permanent.

When decorating small spaces, organization is key. Install drawers and shelves where things can be tucked away and personal items hidden.

Mirrors, Mirrors, Mirrors. Mirrrors always give the illusion that a space is bigger than it is. The key is the place the mirror in s direction to reflect the outdoors or natural light.

Tulip Tables are a great way of maximizing space in a small eating area.

Rolling racks arn't just for hanging dirty laundry. This gorgeous wooden rack  provides a solution to display your clothes and provides storage on the bottom to organize purses or shoes.