Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How to Decorate a Small Space

Having lived in a very small beach cottage the last few months, people commonly ask me how I've done it.. First I saw "Have you seen the view?", and then I tell them things like "It's actually been good for me." And what I mean by this is that, it has forced me to let some of my OCD go. You see when you live in a tiny place, things are not exactly the way you would like them to be... But it's all about making it work, and knowing really on a basic needs level it's all there. Now the fun stuff comes, making it beautiful!!

So I thought I would share some tips/ ideas for making a small space work

Make a bold statement with Wallpaper or Art
Use Large mirrors to create the illusion of a bigger space.

Make your space multi task! 

Hope this helps to the few of you that are challenged by minimal square footage! Remember ANY place can be beautiful!!!!!!! ANY 

feel free to email me with questions at 

images: Eddie Ross, Decor Pad and Made by girl, Christina Murphy


Karena said...

Gina this is a darling way to keep a small space efficient yet very classic and unique!

Art by Karena

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Elizabeth said...

I am also living in a small space (under 600 sq feet) and I love it! It forces me to clean out the things I don't use regularly and it feels spare and freeing!
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Santi said...

great photos !!

LiveLikeYou said...

Great post Gina!! I just posted your link on my Facebook page!!

Kathysue said...

All great ideas, Love love the last image, it is a perfect example of what you were referring too.
I did a post on small entries this week and I showed many of the same principles in my post!!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

great ideas! pretty post! Have a great weekend!
Jamie Herzlinger