You've heard it time and time again – mirrors are a great way to reflect the light in a small space, thus increasing the sense of space. It's particularly true for bathrooms, which are often among the smallest, darkest rooms in our homes.
Small bedrooms can present interesting challenges. Where do I store clothes? How can I fit a lamp on a nightstand that's the size of a postage stamp? Here's a roundup of DIY solutions that store the necessities, get the lighting up on the walls, and add a dash of style to tiny bedrooms.
In Italy's Calabria, an old bridge and its aqueducts are getting a modern makeover. The government held a competition to best reuse the structure, and the winning design is an "inverted skyscraper." From the road, you'll descend between the hills to retail and residences.
Lifestyle blogger Megan of StyleGirlfriend was in desperate need of a funcitonal workspace (and ahem...more back support) in her small Brooklyn apartment, so she teamed up with the designers at HomePolish who used some clever tricks to give her a stylish, multi-purpose space.
If you're dealing with a common small-apartment problem — a bedroom scarcely large enough for a bed, much less anything else — look no further than this list of clever space-saving solutions. These are some of the best ideas we're seen for tucking away all the stuff that tends to accumulate in a bedroom, and ensuring that your sleeping space will be calm and restful.
LA is a city of big dreams, but also some small homes. This gallery of some of our smallest homes from Los Angeles readers is brimming with inspiration and creativity. Filled with art, light, and carefully collected treasures, these homes are a testament that size does not inhibit style. You're in for a treat.
The popularity of crowdfunding hasn't gone unnoticed in more traditional industries. The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is for sale, and offering stakes in the business to individual investors. In the first deal of its kind for an existing hotel, additional investor benefits will include improved bookings, room-rate discounts, and free use of a poolside cabana set aside for hotel owners.
A wall of glass and airy arrangements help Liz's 360-square foot home feel much larger than it truly is. Gray, black, white, ivory, silver, and soft blue give a light, ethereal feeling to this teeny-tiny space, making it feel like an extension of the sky outside.
Name: Hannah Brown of Hannah Brown Interiors
Location: Bishopston, Bristol, United Kingdom
Size: 1991 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years
Hannah Brown's home has a distinctly English charm that seems entirely appropriate to a Victorian townhouse. But this family home is anything but stuffy. By combining antiques with more modern pieces — in particular, a few well-chosen light fixtures — she's created a mix that's fresh, but respectful of the home's history.Open Slideshow
Does your furniture hide some dirty little secrets? You can cover a multitude of sins with just some simple fabric, and perhaps a few stitches. Each of these DIY curtains, skirts and covers mask whatever bottles, knick knacks, or toys you want to keep out of the public eye, and are great for small spaces where every inch counts.
Planning an Easter brunch or dinner? Here are five DIY centerpieces using eggshells that are sure to make your table feel special.
Who wouldn't want to unwind with a glass of wine or wake up to breakfast in Jodi's light-filled home? I know I would! Soft wood floors and tall, peaked ceilings define this tiny home from our 2013 Small Cool Contest.
A 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom cottage in Belfast, Maine is the state's first Passive House—a highly energy efficient designation. Designed by architects GO Logic, is is also "net zero," which means it generates all of its own energy for heat, hot water, and electricity.
Yes, there is some crazy great stuff on television right now. Game of Thrones. Fargo. Orphan Black. But sometimes it's just fun to see where our media has come from. Some of the best shows wouldn't be on today without the work of these old school predecessors.
I've been book-obsessed ever since I can remember. I could read a good book just about anywhere - in the car, perched on the arm of a chair, or lying under a tree. So while I know that a kid doesn't need a special spot dedicated to reading in order to be a bookworm, it certainly doesn't hurt to gussy up a corner or a closet with a pile of soft pillows and a few favorite books within arm's reach. Here are ten just such cozy spots that other parents have created to encourage their little one's love of reading:
Name: Baby E (3 months)
Location: Spokane, Washington
Baby E's room started with a safari photo inspiration and went from there. Many of the accessories, art, and textiles are all DIY'ed to fit into our budget. Even some of the toys and decor were made nearly free using excess material that was leftover from other projects. We created a custom nursery for a fraction of the cost.
This tile is beautiful and destined for someone's gorgeous new kitchen or bathroom, but it began life as something very, very different. Can you guess?
Q: I just moved into an open, loft style condo. I love all the space, but my living room/kitchen is just one big open square, and I don't know what furniture to get or where to put it! The space is an approximaetly 15'x18' open area. One wall is all floor-to-ceiling windows and opens to a balcony, and the opposite side is an entrance to the room and then counter area/open to the kitchen (no floor-to-ceiling walls). I have two solid walls to work with (see attached floor plan pics):
My very first computer was a desktop my family and I shared. It was a Dell from the era of the Dell Dude, complete with a 25 pound monitor and a loud and hot tower which held the keys to Minesweeper and the world wide web. It was also my first and my last shared computer, because as a tech lover, I picked up a few tech pet peeves.