One of the most popular renovations in a home is done to the kitchen. Everyone wants a beautiful kitchen in their house. They say it is the heart of the home. Its where your family gathers for dinner, where they … Continue reading
Happy Friday and welcome to the FIRST edition of #FeatureFriday’s. Oh My Decor is a very social site. We are on social media, attend social events and through that we meet very amazing and talented people . #FeatureFriday’s allows me … Continue reading
When was the last time you took a trip to Target and had a stroll down the home decor section? Did you automatically fall in love with the Nate Berkus Collection? I know I did. There are so many cute, … Continue reading
There’s been a lot of people posting interiors with acrylic furniture on my Instagram recently, making this my definite #WednesdaysMustHaves of the week! These trendy see-through pieces have a few different names they go by. Some call them acrylic furniture, … Continue reading
Creating the perfect Scandinavian inspired home is actually pretty easy. The key is simplicity which is also the main reason why I love it so much. With clean lines, a neutral color scheme and minimal accessories you too can have … Continue reading
This past Sunday I attended IDS ’14 held in Toronto, Canada. For those of you who don’t know what IDS is, it is the Interior Design Show held every year in Toronto. This was IDS’ 16th year holding this exhibit. … Continue reading
I found this outfit on Lookbook.nu and absolutely fell in love. There’s something about wearing all white. Its daring on many different accounts. Maybe because the whole “no white after Labor Day” rule.. who knows. In this outfit she paired cropped skinnies, a white blazer and a nike tee. I’m also loving this purse – it has a paper bag kind of feel. The fur brings this outfit to a whole next level. LOVE!
The photo to the right is a Scandinavian inspired interior. The primary color is white (we all know I am obsessed with a white interior) paired with black accessories and the fur throw makes this interior the perfect match for our white and black #ootd.
What is your favorite element of this room? Do you have a favorite piece that she is wearing? Let me know in the comments below.
Hope you enjoyed the first edition of #InspirationTuesdays.
With less than 24 hours until Christmas what better way to get into Christmas Spirit than with some beautiful Christmas interiors. Whether your decor style is traditional, vintage, modern or contemporary there are plenty of Christmas decor options that won’t compromise the aesthetics of your interior.
As a present from #ohmydecor to you, I have compiled a bunch of the most beautiful, festive interiors to help you get into the Christmas spirit.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas Eve!
In the previous post I broke down some of my rules on how to style your small space so that it feels larger than what it actually is. We spoke about color and texture and how it affects the size of your space. Today we break down how space planning, furniture size and creating multifunctional spaces will help you feel like the Queen/King you are in your small, comfy space.
Let’s begin with the biggest issue, huge bulky furniture. If you are styling you small space you need to consider purchasing smaller pieces. Using bulky, large furniture will take away from your space making it feel stuffy. That rectangular dinning table that you absolutely love because you got a fabulous deal on.. That’s not going to work in your tiny space. No one wants to be tripping over a table and chairs while trying to throw down in the kitchen. But we know you need some where to eat. How about replacing the rectangular table with a circle one? It frees up more space for you.
When it comes to seating, instead of having a large couch set consider a comfy two seater. If a two seater just isn’t enough add a small chair to the setting. If that isn’t sufficient use an ottoman. Ottomans are one of my favorite pieces. They can be used in multiple rooms and for multiple purposes. They are cute, comfy and all around great.
Like I mentioned above Ottomans are great and I suggest everyone should have at least one in their house. It is a multifunctional pieces which is essential to help keep your tiny area clean and tidy. An ottoman can be used as seating and storage – it’s a two-in-one. Multifunctional furniture will help solve your small space problems in more than one way. Pieces like a bed with storage underneath, stack-able side tables, vanity turned desk, pull out couch, things of those nature are what you should be looking for. And the more pieces that can help you stores stuff, the easier it’ll be to create that visually larger space. Mess and clutter will make your space appear smaller so be as organized as possible!
Another furniture tip in regards to space planning is to purchase pieces that are more vertical. Going up with furniture instead of across will help free up floor space. If you need a book case replace that with shelves so that you still have the floor beneath for whatever you may need that space for. It could be a desk, a side table or even one of those cute and multifunctional ottomans.
When choosing furniture please be mindful of your surroundings. Yes, that couch may be super cute but realistically it’s not working for what you have. We all want to have a stylish home but at the end of the day if you’re not comfortable you won’t be happy. So strategically plan when styling you small sp ace! Good luck!
Do you have any small space styling tips? Let me know!
– A xo
****BONUS: glass/acrylic furniture helps visually enlarge your space. Also add mirrors wherever you can! It brightens and enlarges the space.
You have this small space and you don’t know what to do with it cause it is just so small. Or you live in a studio where everything from your dinning room to your bedroom, and office are all in one confined area. No one wants to feel like they’re living in a box. So I’m going to provide you with some of MY styling tips so you can feel like the Queen/King you are in your fashion inspired home.
They say white walls makes a space feel larger. It may be true but that doesn’t mean you need to avoid color like the plague to enlarge your room. If you like color, then add color! Brighter, stronger more vibrant colors will help enhance the space. Try not to use dull colors as they will bring down the mood. If bright colors aren’t your thing, use a neutral color palette.
If you decide to use a more neutral color palette or stick with the white walls, splash color around the room in other ways. Use color on furniture, accessories, throws and pillows. It will help make the room feel alive. When picking out the soft furnishings be mindful of patterns and textures as they play a part in this as well. Too much texture in a room will make the space feel smaller. Some people believe that using patterns in a small space will make it feel more enclosed. Pattern is such a big trend right now and I think experimenting with it is a good way to have a trendy space. Try using a smaller scale pattern over a larger pattern as it will help make the room appear larger.
Larger scale patterns are good to create a focal point or used as an accent. They can draw the eye to a specific piece you would like to feature. The picture below is a good example of how the large pattern on the pillow draws your eye to the chair. Focal points in small spaces like studio apartments can be a really good way to distract the eye from wondering considering everything is in one area.
One good DIY tip is to create depth in your space. Say you have a bookcase, consider painting the inside a different color. This gives the perception of depth. Another way to add depth to your walls is by painting color squares on it. It will jazz up your walls and make your room look bigger.
These are a few tips you can start with. Next post will be on spacing/layout, furniture and how to divide the area.
Do you have any small space decorating tips? If so, let me know in the comments!