my search for stylish shoe storage

my search for stylish shoe storage, entryway benches, and shoe racks for my small space. #smallspace #tinyhome #storage #organization #shoes #shoestorage

Recently I went on a purging and tidying rampage and at the core of my frustration was our lack of shoe storage. For some reason, I find shoes incredibly annoying to store. I could count of the reasons why for hours, but I’ll spare you. Mostly, I just hate how much space they take up and how shoes can get smashed and misshapen if they are stored incorrectly. After my rampage, I fell down the rabbit hole of shoe storage and found some really good options that are worth sharing with you guys. And, of course, I only want stylish shoe storage, so the aesthetic of each has been taken into consideration! Let’s get started, shall we?

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small space-friendly outdoor furniture

outdoor deck or patio furniture for small spaces. outdoor dining and lounge furniture round up. #smallspaces #outdoordining #outdoor #outdoorfurniture #patiofurniture #deckfurniture #tinyhouse

Finding outdoor furniture for our small patio area in the backyard was such a challenge. We were working with a very limited space and only certain pieces would fit! Thankfully, Stori Modern hooked us up with some gorgeous pieces that were totally perfect (we went with the Graphic collection), but I wanted to share some other chic, small space outdoor furniture options with you in case you’re on the hunt, too. I tried really hard to curate a mix of pricepoints, too because a few of you have passed along that feedback!

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the best houseplants for a small space

This definitely won’t be news to long-time readers: plants are one of my favorite ways to decorate a space — indoors and out! There’s just something about them that make an empty house or apartment feel like a home. For example, when I moved into #mytinybungalow the first thing I brought over was my giant tree! And because I majorly have plants on the brain right now thanks to our complete backyard overhaul, I thought, why not put together some of my best recommendations for styling a variety of plants in a small space? Of course you can use these tips for any size space, but I did put some thought into all the awkward nooks and limited window space of tiny homes.

Check out the list:

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my top 10 small space essentials

Live in a small space or tiny house? These 10 essentials are perfect for getting organized and finding extra storage! #smallspaces #tinyhouse #storage #storagesolutions

Every object in our house has to serve like 10 purposes (because #mytinybungalow), and, although there was a slight learning curve, I feel like after a few years I can safely say I understand how to live and function in a small space. I think I’ve actually kind of become a little obsessed, but that’s a whole other blog post. Anyway, if I had to narrow it down to my absolute must-have essentials for a small space, these would be it:

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High Point Market trend: nesting side tables

image source: Bernhardt Furniture.

This post is sponsored by High Point Market. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

During my time at High Point Market, I noticed a few recurring themes or trends. One that really stood out to me was the prevalence of nesting side tables. Whether used for coffee tables, nightstands, or next to a sofa, there were so many instances where this trend was on display. I especially love the idea of nesting side tables for a small space because it affords so many more opportunities! You could break up the grouping if you have guests over and need more surface area — or nest them very closely together to gain more floor space. Some can even double as extra seating. And with so many different styles and aesthetic, it felt like there was an option for everyone in this trend. Here are some of my favorites that I saw while at High Point Market:

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An Eclectic Brunch Tablescape for Three on Mother’s Day

An Eclectic Brunch Tablescape for Three on Mother's Day in a small space. #smallspaces #entertaining #tablescape #spring #mothersday #brunch #springtablescape

I live about 3,000 miles away from my mom, so Mother’s Day is always a bittersweet holiday for me. I always send a card and flowers, but a big part of me still wishes we could celebrate together. Now that Sean and I are engaged though, we spend the day with his mom and it’s almost as good. I’m so lucky to have found a partner who’s family is welcoming, loving, and just plain awesome. So this year, we’re planning to celebrate with a brunch that’s a bit eclectic in feel.

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