Colour can change the way you feel about the world, and the best place to start with adding some colour to your world is at home. It doesn’t need to cost the earth, and adding colour does not need a lot of space or your own home. I am a renter and all of these photos show some of the simple ways that I have added colour to our little apartment.
Colour and personality at home = JOY for me! My home is a bit eclectic in style, and I love to add a few meaningful little bits and pieces to my home wares collection every now and then. I am also a fan of the ‘less is more’ concept so I am quite selective and I also give things away to charity a lot as my way of balancing the universal flow!
It is amazing the amount of interior inspiration to be found here on the inter webs! If you are anything like me it is with constant and wide eyed wonder that I find myself pinning and gathering favourites. Over the past week I have seen a lot of beautiful rooms and also some new home wares that would make any space more joyful!
I adore small spaces .. those that are packed thoughtfully with meaningful and treasured possessions. It makes me a little sad to see so many vast, empty homes taking up precious space on our earth, for the sake of having space. It is often the case that these homes lack the warmth that comes with small living, the cosy and comforting touches that small spaces necessitate.
The closeness that comes with a small space is intimate and nurturing. Of course we all crave our own space at times, and this can be factored into a small space carefully too. There is a lot of small space inspiration to be found so I have gathered a few favourites and added some notes on ideas for small space living.
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Lovely chairs can be used for side tables or for stacking and storage and then when you have guests they can be added to the table or living area.
Shared bedrooms are so perfect for young children, they really don’t need their own spaces until they are approaching the teen years and this makes such a difference in a small space or when considering the number of bedrooms needed in a home.
Stacked storage boxes make a lovely bed side table, and utilising wall space above the bed for photos as an alternative to frames is space saving!
I love that this floating shelf has been built into the empty space below this window, perfectly placed above the bed.
Similar to the one above, the shelving in this beautiful little bedroom takes advantage of the available space.
The final three images are all such divine small outdoor spaces! Lighting can make a huge difference in this type of space and I also love that these spaces have been created to extend the indoor living outside.
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