Purchase décor items that fit your space.
These days there is always a smaller option. Years ago I purchased a wonderful (full size) vintage
globe for George, but it ended up being too big for our little space. Everywhere it was displayed it got
bumped or got in the way of something else. We let go of the large one and I found this smaller
version at HomeSense, and it works perfect for our space.

Keep in mind how tall your ceilings are.
When buying light fixtures consider how tall the fixture is compared to your ceilings height and where you want to place them in your room. If hanging over a piece of furniture you have some extra
room like our bedside chandeliers below. But be aware when you are dressing or towel drying your 
hair after a shower you can easily hit a low chandelier with your hand or arm.

Be aware of the depth of furniture.
When considering measurements for a new piece of furniture the depth is just as important in a small
 space as the height and width.

Make sure your chairs push in.
Whether it is a desk chair, bar stool, or dining chair make sure they fit under their respective furniture
 to keep walk ways clear when your not using them.

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  1. I have been receiving your blog for a couple of months now and really enjoy seeing your projects and ideas. Ann

  2. I see we have the same white clock, the one beside your bed. I have mine on top of the tv armoir. I got it as a gift from my son, he got it from Homesense. I love it. My family complains that I don't have enough clocks in my LR/DR. ha ha
    This series on small place living is so valuable to me. It is always such a challenge when you want everything you see.
    Thanks ever so much.
    *Smiles and hugs*

  3. Boy, I have learned the lesson about measuring!! Too many times I've purchased things without measuring the depth, so now I carry a tape measure. Hanging light fixtures can be tricky as well. You have to keep in mind the area where you are using it. Your going to hang it lower over a table or surface than in a room where you are walking through of having activities. There are standard measurements as guidelines for handing light fixtures that tell you how high above certain objects they should be hung. A quick Google search will find the info.

  4. Your is one of my favorite homes to look at. You have done such a marvelous job and I appreciate your style. You love (and create) beautiful things and don't try to go sparse just because your place is small. I am learning so much from you...proving you can teach an old dog new tricks.