Let’s be real here for a moment: shopping for any sized home is difficult enough, but when you limit the square footage… well, that’s when things get interesting! Over the past 3 years, I like to think I’ve become an expert when it comes to small spaces. After all, #mytinybungalow is only 640 sqft total. I definitely have some favorites when it comes to finding furniture and storage pieces, so I wanted to share my holy grail list of small-space friendly stores with you!
Whether you live tiny or not, everyone is hungry for more storage space, right? Every time I post to Instagram about our storage hacks, or even to ask for advice, I am blown away by how many people in ‘normal size’ homes can identify as well. Although I have to say, we tiny house folks usually have to get a bit more creative when it comes to finding places to tuck stuff away, especially if you live in an area with four seasons like Seattle (not to throw shade at residents of more temperate climates… they just don’t have to store as many coats!). And even though I’ve been working hard this year to eliminate “stuff”, we still have plenty small space challenges in #mytinybungalow. After three years of living small, we’ve picked up a few tricks along the way, so I wanted to share them with you today!
A Few Ways to Get More Storage in Your Tiny House
I can’t help myself: I am kind of excited that fall is on the horizon — especially after Sarah’s centerpiece DIY yesterday. Here in Seattle, we’re still in the early fall stages where the leaves are sloooowly changing and the light is shifting. Everything feels a little bit moodier, which I absolutely love. There’s something about darker light that makes colors pop more and creates even more of a dramatic feel. For this fall themed tablescape, I embraced the sunset tones that make me think of this time of year: dusty pale pink and coral orange, especially. Then I used natural tones of woodgrain and linen to make them pop just a little bit more. I’m really happy with how unexpected this tablescape feels for me, too… like a departure from some of the past tables I set.
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I’m always beyond excited to share more of my styling work with you guys, especially because taking on more styling projects is one of my goals for the year. Just last week, I shared huge news on Instagram: Value Village & Savers had approached me to design a living and entertaining space in a shipping container using only thrifted items. And I immediately asked, “Where do I sign??” Talk about the stars aligning! In celebration of National Thrift Shop Day, I teamed up the wonderful team at Value Village to shop at the store near me and pull together this dreamy, eclectic, modern space — that I desperately wish was mine! Come with me as I give you a tour of the small space + share tips on how to score incredible thrifted finds for yourself.
I don’t necessarily claim to be a minimalist or someone who never over consumes. But it is a topic I get a lot of questions about, especially on Instagram. Ever since moving into #mytinybungalow and choosing to make some changes to my lifestyle, people want to know what they can start doing in their lives to move towards owning less. I don’t know if it was ever my intention to become a resource for something like this, but I freaking love it.
The truth is, just like all things worthwhile in life, living with less and in smaller spaces requires a ton of prep work and effort. Minimizing your life is no easy feat, so today I want to share all the tips and resources I have to help people interested in living this lifestyle.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schlage. The opinions and text are all mine.
I have a secret to confess to you… Did anyone notice that during my backyard oasis reveal, there was no mention of what our backdoor area looked like?? That’s because we ran out of time to finish it! Thankfully, we teamed up with Schlage again to do a quick, but impactful makeover in #mytinybungalow to finally finish the backdoor area. I was feeling really inspired by our previous collaboration when I did a quick bathroom door makeover — it’s sort of amazing what a fresh coat of paint plus new door hardware can do for a space. Of course, me being me, I made this makeover project a bit bigger than just some paint… instead, I asked Sean to install some custom wooden trim to the stair risers to make them a bit more exciting.