As I have been taking this small space journey, it has also been a realization about the myths of what you can and cannot do with a small space. Anyone who knows me knows that I don't like the words 'can't'. That word just shouldn't exist. There is always a CAN, you just have to know HOW... WHEN... and perhaps WHERE. Same rule should apply when it comes to small spaces!
So I have decided to expose the lies and bring you the top 4 Small Space Myths.
Myth No. 1 - Don't Use Large FurnitureWhen it comes to small spaces it should not be about avoiding large furniture but about finding the RIGHT sized furniture for your space. It is far better to have the fewest number of larger scale pieces than many small items because fulling your space with too many pieces will make it feel clutter. Choose the largest sized pieces that fit your space. So this might mean buying that six foot sofa you've been eyeing and simply complimenting it with one small scale armchair. Just use this in moderation. Introduce large pieces in small quantities.
Myth No. 2 - Living Small Means Living with Very Little
Living small simply means living in a smaller square footage than others; that's it! Most small space dwellers I know have tons of stuff (*cough* *cough* I will not expose myself here...lol). Living in a small space does not mean that you have to live as a minimalist. Feel free! Fill your space with the things you love!
Oh... wait! Maybe I should put the breaks on that last statement. Yes, over filling your space will make any home look small whether it is 800 sq. ft. or 3000 sq. ft., so understand that I am not talking about fulling your space with clutter but rather learning how to really use your space and create a stylish and resourceful home. Find creative ways to incorporate your loved items into your decor/the design of space by using walls, creating zones and using scale and balance.