Happy Monday (eek!). It's time to get back to the grind but first I'd like to take a closer peek at some of my favorite space saving techniques from Apartment Therapy's annual Small, Cool contest. There are spaces ranging from 1,000 to less than 400 square feet inhabited by normal people who are utilizing their modest spaces in creative ways. I'm providing a link to each home tour within the description if you want to see more.
Lucite, or ghost chairs are a great option for mini sized desks because create the illusion of space and they work with really any color scheme. See more of this home here.
There are numerous elements here that are smart including the tall vintage or vintage style lamp, the caddy corner side table which doubles as storage and the compact art wall with a few statement pieces.
Obviously storage is a huge problem when you're a small space dweller. I like the shelving height to the right in this office as well as the storage under the table in that snazzy red drawer system. This is also another example of a chair that isn't obtrusive and maintains an airy quality. See this home here.
I love this small table that literally fits into itself. So unobtrusive and very retro. Visit this cool row house here.
Storing book is ALWAYS an issue for B and I. This adorable dinette has books tucked away in an unlikely spot under the table. The dark chalkboard wall works here because there appears to be plenty of natural light streaming in. Check out this space here.
Finally, I'm in love with this sweet bedroom nook. The curtains act as a divider for much needed privacy. There's storage under the platform bed and the large mirror on the wall creates the illusion of more space. Minimal and pretty. Check out this Barcelona space here.
All of these amazing spaces give me an itch to reorganize and redefine our own small space.
What about you? Any favorite space saving solutions?