Sarah's Natural Light

Sarah's Natural Light

Janel Laban
May 24, 2015

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Chicago, IL
Square Feet:
What I Love About My Small Home:
The amazing natural light. My childhood bedroom had the best light for taking warm daytime naps. For me there's something comforting about waking up to natural light. Since I'm half a block from Lake Michigan, I am exceptionally spoiled with a lot of natural light splashing into my home all day long.

I also really love the layout of my home. The dining nook and kitchen are separated just enough from the living area but still within eye and earshot. My bathroom is at the end of a dressing hallway off of my living area which also gives me a feeling of a bit more privacy. I used to lived in a different unit in my building before my current unit and kept renewing short term leases in that space until this unit opened up.
Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Small Space::
Mason jars, small ceramic bowls, and vintage plates can be used for organizing and storing different items. I use ceramic bowls for my bobby pins and hair ties as well as mason jars for q-tips and makeup sponges in my bathroom. They're relatively inexpensive, look nicer than plastic drawers, and can easily be tucked on a shelf or in a corner.

Small end tables are the best for tucking in nooks and crannies to stack books on, showcase collections (my triceratops collection sits on a vintage bright orange end table), or to set an extra lamp on.

Plants... lots of them. They'll brighten any space.
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