Friday, December 20, 2013
Ideas for small spaces
The January issue of Southern Living has some good suggestions for working with small spaces. That dark blue wood floor looks good; it's supposed to have a cooling effect during hot Southern summers; the 8 inch band of red paint at the base of the walls takes the place of millwork; and the area rug keeps it from being too blue. Wall hangings and rugs add color and pattern to a room without taking up space. If you can open up to an outdoor room, that helps. Use the right-sized bed. (A home owner found an antique Empire bed that's bigger than a twin bed, but smaller than a double. (I imagine that there are custom-built beds.) And check out the ideas for laundry rooms, libraries, kitchens, and offices also. And there are more articles on homes, gardening ( I enjoy the Grumpy Gardener's column), and recipes.