When I chose to live in a small space, part of my decision was inspired by my desire to reduce my impact on the environment. There are so many ways to reduce waste in your home, but my most recent area of focus has been the bathroom. From my skincare routine to storage, these 5 tips have minimized the amount of waste I generate, while also making decisions that are better for the environment.
source: Akio adjustable floor lamp from Urban Outfitters.
If there is one element of our living room that I absolutely love, it is our arc lamp. The bungalow doesn’t have any overhead lighting in the living room, so this was the best solution to help illuminate from above. I also love how streamlined it is. With their minimal footprint, floor lamps can really work wonders in a small space. Here are some really great options in case you’re looking for one!
In celebration of her new book, Your Home Your Style: How to Find Your Look & Create Rooms You Love, I teamed up with the inimitable Donna Garlough for a really fun post today. If you’re unfamiliar with Donna’s work, you’re about to have your mind blown. She is the Style Director for Joss & Main and quite the expert at providing a chic road map to finding and implementing your decorating style. Every time I come across a new design book, I always try to figure out how the tips will translate to a small space — some do, some don’t. Lucky for us though, Donna has shared her top 5 tips for small space living today! Trust me, you guys are gonna want these tips (and they are amazing even if you don’t live in a tiny house!).
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For March’s small space entertaining post, I want to change things up a bit. Instead we’re talking about a quirk of mine — my love of Pi Day. It’s not so much that I’m a math nerd — in fact I am quite terrible at math. But it is a day when it’s perfectly acceptable to eat lots and lots of pie, which just happens to be my favorite food. Add in that today is just a few days away from my birthday and well… pie for everyone! Recently I hosted a super-cute pie tasting party at the tiny bungalow so that I could share my favorites with my friends. Thanks to the easy-to-use P-touch Embellish, I was able to custom label the types of pie, making my tablescape even more chic!
Over the weekend, I checked Facebook and it alerted me to the fact that I’ve owned #mytinybungalow for TWO years. Wow. Aside from all the clichés about where time has gone, it’s flown by, etc etc, I can’t help but feel extremely sentimental over my two year homeownership anniversary. I’ve never had the opportunity to put this much of myself into a space and make it utterly, completely my own. Now that Sean has moved in with me (almost a year there, too!), the bungalow is even more meaningful. It’s rapidly become our home, our tiny shitshow, our fun project that is the gateway to even more adventures for us.
It’s officially been 2 years since I moved into #mytinybungalow and, boy, have I learned a lot about small space living! I used to think that staying organized in a loft was hard to do because there wasn’t a room to hide clutter in… but now I’m convinced that living in less that 700 sqft is even more of a challenge! And now that Sean lives here, too, things can get out of hand pretty quickly. I know I’m not alone in this, so I wanted to share some of my best tips for staying organized in a small space!