Friday, July 16, 2010

Decorating in Small Spaces

I am loving this post on House Beautiful's website, called "A Small One Bedroom Apartment Made Big." I have a few friends living in 1 bedroom apartments and I thought of them when I saw this article. Looking at the photos I was also inspired by the decorating. I love that the designer still used bold paint colors (on the walls & floors!) for a small apartment and it really brightens the space. Read the article to learn more about this space and how the designer started with a "white box."

I love this shade of purple and the mirror fits perfectly in the narrow space. 
 The chandelier makes a statement in this room! Plus, the bare windows let in lots of natural light.

I love how the pictures are hanging vertically on another narrow wall. Also, the tiny yellow chair adds a fun pop of color. You can also use the chair to stack magazines, books, or hold a basket with mail, etc.
The bookshelf not only holds books and accessories, but also the TV. The black is a fun contrast to the purple and looks very luxurious.
I'm not a big fan of the all green cabinets, but it's an example that kitchen cabinets can be another place to add color, especially in a small space.
A luscious ottoman that also serves as storage for towels & linens. Benches can also be used for storage, either leather or wood with a cushion for extra seating, too.
 Squeezing in extra storage in the laundry closet:

Closet Organization, and loving the red!
 Love this elegant bedroom with the wallpaper and luxurious headboard!

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