Minimalist Living Tips & Resources

A Few Tips & Resources for Living a Minimalist Life - jojotastic

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.

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Our Backdoor Mini Makeover with Schlage


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.

Our Backdoor Mini Makeover

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A Summery Brunch Tablescape | Small Space Entertaining

Small Space Entertaining, A Summer-Inspired Brunch Tablescape with layered white plates, wooden chargers, raw rough linen, vintage flatware utensils, and gold rimmed glasses. #tablescape #tabletop #entertaining #smallspaces #hostess

Wow, it’s been a hot minute since I shared a tablescape with you! In the heat of summer, I usually keep things pretty casual on the entertaining front… simple white plates with a buffet-style food serving situation — then tons of outdoor seating! Recently, I hosted a brunch for my girlfriends where I wanted the vibe to be a bit more curated, but still very casual. I pulled the inspiration for the tabletop pieces from Sarah’s all-white floral centerpiece, so there is plenty of clean white, natural wood tones, raw linen, and a touch of gold metallic (cuz every tablescape needs a touch of gold!).

A Summer-Inspired Brunch Tablescape

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5 Tips for Making Low Ceilings Feel Taller

5 Tips for Making Low Ceiling Feel Taller in a small space or tiny home. #decortip #interiordesign #smallspaces #smallspace #tinyhome #tinyhouse

I love #mytinybungalow, but living in a small space, more often times than not, means having sad, oppressive, low ceilings (can you tell I really despise these things?). It’s unfortunate but true. However, there are a few things you can do to remedy the situation without taking a sledgehammer to your ceiling. Below are 5 solutions I’ve found to make a difference and can hopefully work for your space, too. Because nobody deserves to live with oppressive ceilings, am I right?

photography by Ellie Lillstrom.

How To Make Your Low Ceiling Feel Taller

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sofas for under $1000 for small spaces (or your first home)

Madeline Sleeper Sofa — $749

Have you seen the new ‘ask a question’ feature on Instagram yet? I used it last week and was totally blown away by how many questions you guys submitted! This might just be my new favorite way to curate posts that you really, truly need… anyways, one of the questions (Sean’s sister submitted it, nonetheless) was in regards to affordable sofas, specifically stylish sofas at an affordable price. So many of you resonated with that question and asked for specific options, so I realized I absolutely had to write a round up post of couches under $1000. While everything I share is always with the spin of being small space-friendly, many if not all of these sofas would work perfectly in a normal-sized home as well. No matter the color, shape, or material you’re looking for, this post will surely help you outfit your living room!

Sofas for small spaces or your first home (under $1000)

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the best lighting for small spaces from Rejuvenation

the best lighting for small spaces from @RejuvenationIn. pendants, sconces, table lamps, floor lamps, chandelier. #smallspaces #lighting #myonepiece #tinyhome #homedecor #interiors #interiordecor #interiordesign #lightfixtures #ad

Disclosure: For this post I received gifted product from Rejuvenation. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

It is a known fact that I am obsessed with Rejuvenation lighting. During our bedroom makeover, I had the opportunity to meet with the team in Portland and tour the factory where they hand-make and finish many of the gorgeous pieces you see in their stores. As I become a more conscious shopper, I love adding pieces to my home that are made in America and feature heirloom-level quality and materials. Rejuvenation checks off those boxes for me, while also bringing a classic, yet modern design aesthetic to any space — even a small space! After perusing Rejuvenation’s Online Lighting Guide, I felt inspired and wanted to share which lighting would work best for a small space with you.

the best lighting for small spaces:

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