When you live in a smaller home (900 square feet to be exact), sometimes you don’t always have the luxury of having a defined entryway. Or a laundry room. Or storage. Or an extra bathroom or guest room… ok, ok, ok I’m getting a bit off topic. I’ll have to save my complaining for another post:) But yes, to state the obvious, living in a small home isn’t always easy. Today’s post is all about using your space efficiently to make your small space feel more like a home.
I never thought our little house could ever really have an entry way. We have this tiny little wall when you walk into our house, but I didn’t ever picture it as an “entry way”. Because, well, it’s not. I had a few challenges in creating this new space because I didn’t have much room to work with. I didn’t want to clutter up the space and I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on a new furniture piece either. A few months ago I had bought a laptop table from World Market. I loved it SO much and I used it all the time! But… then I put 2 and 2 together and realized it would be perfect for that small entry way wall. It wasn’t bulky, it was small in scale, it didn’t get in my way when I walked in and out of the door, and I already had it, so I didn’t have to spend any money. It was perfect!
I quickly got to work and began styling the space. I loved it even more once I started to get everything in place. As much as I hated losing my laptop table, I’m seriously in love with my new entryway! Thankfully if I need to use the table, I can just clear off the top and slide it right on over to the couch. Now thats one versatile piece of furniture if you ask me!
You might have also noticed the wall art changed as well. Since I had now created volume in the space with a table, I needed to mimic that on the wall. I moved my grain scoop mail caddy from my office into it’s new home and topped it off with some antlers I recently found at an antique store. As you can see, I also needed to work around an annoying light switch, so these narrow pieces were just what I needed to fill the space.
The above shows the before and after. What do you think?
And of course my little Bailey girl had to make an appearance. She’s an indoor kitty, so she was fascinated when I left the door open to photograph the space.
And yet another photo bomb from my little Bailey. I mean look at that tail and those ears… I just love her;)
So what do you guys think? I have always thought that space needed a little makeover but I had never known what to do with it. Do you have an awkward entryway? What have been your solutions to small space living?
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