How To: Small Spaces

I decided to post about how I work with my small bedroom while still living at home, because I'm sure a lot of us would like to have our own place, but sometimes residing at your parents, or renting a room from a friend is just the best option for the time being. So here's a how-to on working with just a bedroom for your belongings! My first suggestion is to purchase a bedside table with drawers. It's been so helpful when it comes to storage for things like socks, bras, underwear, and swimwear. Instead of using my closet I picked up this super affordable clothing rack from ikea, and I try my best to keep my clothes down to a minimum and just keep what I wear often. This works wonders when you have a small space. I added shelving around the rack for a lot of my accessories as well. Tucked next to that is Chino's kennel (where he seldom actually goes...) Fortunately he is a small dog, so he doesn't take up much space at home, or while travelling!

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This tiny rose gold ikea lamp is one of my favourite items I've found there! And to top it off it was only $14.99. It's LED so its super bright for how little space it takes up. link here. I love coffee table books, and always purchase whatever one comes out by any style icon that I follow. (naturally mary-kate and ashley's "influence" is one of my favourites.) I also keep my favourite lush body lotion next to my bed for the dry winter months.

I keep a humidifier on at all times in the winter, just because it's so dry where I live. I also always have a thick furry blanket on my bed like this leopard print one from indigo. similar one here. I'm glad I was able to find wall space for my large mirror because I don't think a room is complete without a full length mirror. 

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Since I hang all of my clothes on my rack, or tuck them away in my nightstand, I decided to turn my small walk-in closet into a mini office. All I was able to fit was a tiny desk and floor lamp, but I was really excited about this project, because now I have somewhere to sit when I post! If you are able to ween down your articles of clothing, and have a small space to work with, its a fun idea to turn your closet into a little nook like I did with this one!

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