Elegantly Done Small House Interior Design Ideas

Small houses and loft apartments are today a part of urban living. Most of our cities are populated so heavily, spacious and roomy houses are not the rule but the exception. With more people keen to have a home in fashionable quarters and inside the town limits, small homes and apartments are practical solution for the house crunch and high real estate rates.

With the arrival of small houses, minimalist, contemporary and eclectic furniture has come to be in much demand. People have not space, place, time or interest to find humongous looking solid furniture. People live in mini houses and minuscule apartments so they want small -size furniture that will not look clumsy or heavy in the limited space available.

In most small houses or apartments, the living room doubles up as dining room. The house designs are open and quite fluid with an open type kitchen that runs into the living room directly. The formal dining room has been replaced by the kitchen counters or kitchen-island counters that serve as the dining area with either high dining chairs or some bar stools with adjustable heights.

Bedrooms are small with compact beds – maybe king size along with built-in storage under the bed for storing extra stuff. The wardrobes are mostly wall supported – maybe walk-in closets which can match the bed and nightstands. A small built-in alcove could be the dressing area. Any work area or the home office is most probably accommodated right in the bedroom.

Kids; rooms and the guest bedroom are self-contained and the furniture is easy to maintain kind as well small in size and modernly minimalist in style. With modular furniture options, kids’ rooms come with bunk bed and modular units that can make the kids’ room completely self-sufficient and cool looking through out year.

Storage shelves are a must in small houses and apartments. With the clutter that can happen in a jiffy in high traffic areas like kitchen, dining counters and bathrooms, shelves for storage can be easy way to contain the chaos. And you need to de-clutter the house on a regular basis so that the there is only essential and if any minimum stuff lying around so that you can continue to have clutter-free home. Here are some images of a small home with exquisite looking furniture from Seriea Mania for your perusal.

With Floral Backsplash
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Wall Supported Display Shelves
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Simple Home Office Corner
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Simple and Elegant Dining Area
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Kids’ Room Bunk Bed and Study
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Elegantly Furnished Bedroom
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Complete Set of Bedroom Furniture
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Bedroom with Private Work Area
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Outdoor Storage Benches Add Beauty to Your Garden, Porch And Patios

Now that spring is in the air, you will be spending more and more time outside. You would love to have nice seats to sit and enjoy the sunshine and cool breeze – enjoying some snacks and long cool drinks. But do you have enough space to relax in your garden? With gardens tools occupying more space and children spending more time outside playing, there sure will be a space crunch in the garden, porch and patio areas. Outdoor storage containers can do double duty as benches and ottomans for nice and comfy seating as well as to store things handy and ready. You can store garden tools, seeds, fertilisers and water hoses. You may keep seasonally used personal effects like raincoats and gumshoes, and children’s playthings and sports goods. Most of the times, they can be used as dumping place for whatever we think as clutter or extra inside the house.

What would you expect from outdoor storage benches/containers? Wet or warm climate, snow or sleet, rain or shine, they must keep the interiors dry and keep the stored things safe from elements and other hazards. They should serve as additional seats in garden looking pretty with low maintenance year-round. And these containers do that and more. These are usually manufactured out of sturdy but lightweight stuff and withstand the vagaries of weather. There are sturdy wooden containers – long or square; there are metal ones like of aluminium or iron, and there are durable and long-lasting plastic containers. But before deciding on what kind of outdoor storage containers you want, think of what are all the items you will be storing in those containers. All have the options to double as seats with or without cushions and withstand the rigours of 24/7 direct or partial exposure to elements.

Talk to your interior decorator and know what may be a perfect fit for your porch, garden or patio. See what will suit the outside decor and style. How the outdoor storage benches will fit into your landscape designs. How they can add to the overall ambience and in particular, enhance the beauty of the garden and attractions of the porch or patio. How it can help you to keep the house, porch, patio or garden clutter free and well organized. Here are some beautiful and highly utilitarian outdoor storage containers from HAYNEEDLE. Look at the regal looking bench with handles and lift-up lid. How nice the small wicker containers with detachable cushions on the lids! And those plastic containers are quite large and have very comfy seats indeed!

Are you ready to bring home an outdoor storage container/bench which will look perfect and be of great use in your garden?

Wicker Containers with Detachable Cushions on Lids
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This Storage Deck Box Sure Comes Handy
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Smart Looking Storage Box for Keeping Beverages
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Regal Looking Comfy Seat cum Storage Bench
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Handsome Looking Outdoor Storage Wood Bench
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Cool-Looking Comfortably Cushioned Storage Benchcool-looking-comfortably-cushioned-storage-bench

Awesome Sized Resin Wicker Deck Box
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A Sumptuous Storage Deck Box with Wheels
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Compact Kitchen Units – Boon for Small Home Spaces

Small homes and small kitchens usually go together. Instead of complaining about lack of space or keeping a cluttered and chaotic kitchen, it is best to organize space and utilize optimally. There are many small measures that can aggregate to help in making the kitchen look bigger and more spacious looking and easy to work in.

How can compact kitchen units help in small homes? Most of the kitchen counters and kitchen islands are now designed to hold all the necessary kitchen appliances. Hob, oven, microwave, fridge, and of course storage options make the kitchen cooking counters and the islands ideal for small homes. They manage to make optimal use of the space available.

Utilizing tall ceiling high storage cabinets is very useful in keeping the look uncluttered. With a small aluminium ladder for accessing, you can store almost all your kitchen stuff in these cabinets. With the hob and oven incorporated into the same cooking counter – one below the other, quite a lot of space is saved and both hob and oven are conveniently located.

A sink without a separate vessel drainer can be a good option. Portable drainer can be used. A cutting board that can be drawn over the sink or a cutting board that can be pulled out from under the cooking counter is another option for space saving. All vertical walls can be utilized for having shallow shelves and hanging racks to store bottles and pots/pans etc. Look to pick up some Blinds Supermarket blinds to emphasise the light and space.

Other idea can be to use rolling shutters for doors and/or sliding doors to save space. Microwave oven can be either on a floating shelf or be wall mounted to save space. Wall mounted drainers that can be folded when not in use is a good idea. Hanging pot racks above the cooking area can accommodate all big size pans and woks away from working surface without cluttering the shelves or countertops.

Small niches – built in to the wall – shallow ledges can hold all your spices and condiments easily. Keeping the refrigerator right along the bigger cabinets can be another good idea. Stackable bar stools or light-weight stackable dining chairs are better than chunky big dining chairs. Keep the dining area expandable with drop-side table leaves so that you can have extra space when needed.

Here are some compact looking kitchen units from Serieamania – kitchen cooking counters and kitchen islands – that make the kitchen look pretty, uncluttered and elegantly spacious.

White Counters and Pink Cabinets
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White Counters and Maroon Cabinets
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Pale Cream Counters with Mauve Backsplash
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Fibreglass Countertop and White Cabinetry
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Black Countertops with Brown Cabinetry
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Black Counters and White Cabinets
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Black And White Cabinetry with White Counters
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All Wood Decor with White Backsplash
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Bathroom Vanity Tops For Classy Bathroom Furniture

A small studio apartment or a small house may be having correspondingly small bathrooms. How to make the bathroom look neat and elegant you need to have the right kind of bathroom vanities and bath vanity. A big-size vanity will be too overbearing. So it is essential to check out for small-size vanities that will look just right for your bathroom. Today uncluttered looking bathroom vanity are available in the market just right for small apartments.

Vanities come in all shapes and sizes. You can have the full length of one entire wall made to serve as a vanity for your bathroom. With twin mirrors over it and twin hand washbowls and with storage beneath the vanity counter like drawers, cabinets and shelves, you can have a comprehensive vanity to hold all your toiletry, makeup items and extra towels etc.

Whether small or big bathroom vanities it is essential to arrange of proper lighting as well. The mirror above the vanity needs task lighting so you have sufficient light when you are applying your facial makeup or hair-dos etc. There are in-built light options available for storage under the vanity. Mirrors come with back-lit options for ease of use and provide excellent options for shadow free view

With other cabinets like a floating medicine cabinets or a built in shelf with doors, even small-size vanities can be sufficient as storage accessories in your bathroom. Today organizers are available for every type of cabinet to be utilized optimally. If you manage to keep the clutter to a minimal, you can do with few cabinets better organized.

If you have a wall length vanity with mirrors taking of enough space of the walls and the other walls being utilized for shower area and washing closet and bidet, etc you may not have too much free wall space available. But the available walls and ceiling need good treatment because the bathrooms are moisture prone areas and should stay dry and fungus free.

Here are some simple and elegant looking vanities from Omvivo. With clean-cut designs, minimalistic themes these vanities look fabulous. Stone bowls or glass bowls are used on top with storage underneath. Traditional types of basins with twin shelves underneath are also available with white and wood combinations.

Do you have a small apartment? How big is your vanity counter? You can always add space for storage to have a clutter-free bathroom!

White Double Basin Bathroom Vanities
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White Bowl and Counter Bathroom Vanity
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White Basin on Pine Vanities
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Sleek Looking Basin on Pine Finish
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Classic Looking Glass Bowl Over Dark Wood
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Beautiful Looking Black Bowl
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Home Office Makeover Made Easy with Small Steps

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Now that the first half of the year has run past, you must have become keener to have a makeover for your home office. Maybe you are a solo worker or you have a few associates who work alongside you. Now is the time for you to bring a fresh new change into your home office. A makeover will make you and your colleagues more productive in your work in a better environment. You do not have to go all out to do a complete makeover if you are not so inclined. Not only it will be pretty expensive, it may take a lot of time to plan it, talk to the interior decorator, think about what all changes you want to make and get them executed. A furniture change can be a great idea but this can be costly too and maybe you can do it by New Year! But there are small steps that can go a long way to make your home office look as good as new. Rearranging the furniture may be a good idea. If you are not go all out to buy a fully new chair and a table set for you, you can try a few things like adding new accessories to your work space and get a new seat cover for your chair as well getting some bright colored cushions.

Another great idea will be to remove all the unnecessary clutter that gets accumulated over time. You could add a new item like shredder to your home office that can speed up disposing all the unnecessary paper work that gets accumulated. Attend to all unfinished work that you have been postponing. A clutter-free office looks very smart. Here are some beautiful tables and chairs for your home office from Turri. Tables and chairs are all ergonomically designed and excellent to look at. The designs are superb and all woodwork has been meticulously executed and smoothly finished. It will be a pleasure to work in such a home office! An improved wall décor will make the home office look nice and bright. If you are not keen to get the entire office re-painted, you can get some nice wallpapers and wall decals which will make a startling change to the entire look of the office. You will enjoy getting the makeover and the effect of it on your office!

Traditionally Attractive Table-Chair
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Sleek and Sophisticated Home Office Desk
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Richly Furnished Home Office
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Neat and Elegant Looking Home Office
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Innovatively Designed Home Office Table
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Classic Looking Home Office
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