- Chicago, IL
- Square Feet:
- What I Love About My Small Home:
- I wouldn't trade my neighborhood for the world - I have easy El train access to all downtown Chicago has to offer, but I'm lucky enough to live on a quiet, tree-lined street, which is important for a girl from the country like me. The dining room is small, but it's the perfect place to entertain, and I love the light that floods the living room thanks to the bay windows.
- Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Small Space::
- Be patient. I know this is likely true for any size home, but I think it's especially true for decorating small spaces on a budget. It's always worth it to hold out for something that perfectly fits your needs, style, budget, etc. Rooms don't come together in an hour like on HGTV (unfortunately!).
Don't be afraid to make a rental your own. Sure, you can't take paint with you when you leave, but if it means coming home everyday to something that makes you smile, it's all worth it.
Take advantage of any opportunity to sneak in additional seating or storage when it won't clutter up the space.