I have suddenly developed a passion for interior decorating. I have been focusing much of this year on several home improvement projects that were sorely needed. I have lived in my home for about 6 years and it was time to do some painting, upgrade some utilities and just commit to an overall 'lived in' look for my home.
I decided to tackle the two smallest rooms in my home on my own, so I painted them and did some low budget decorating. I would first like to say that Ikea and The Container Store are great shopping solutions for interior decor for small spaces. I got my desk and file cabinet from Ikea and the lucite desk accessories from the Container store. The lucite chair that you see is from Wayfair.com. I use Wayfair to add smaller more interesting pieces in my spaces. I like to think of them as 'conversation pieces'. They have awesome sales and the shipping is usually fast and cheap.
The biggest advice I have for decorating smaller spaces is not to use a lot of wood furniture. I am a big fan of wooden furniture and interesting carpentry but these can be bulky and clutter a space if not incorporated properly. I decided to stick with an all white palette and throw some lucite accessories mainly to give the smaller space a more open feel.
You can't really see from these photos but this room is also where I kennel my two dogs, so I was relegated to one wall to make this office space happen. I maximized space with floating shelves and buying furniture that had plenty of drawer space as well.