|Artful gallery wall. Kacey's DIY Decor|
My favorite time of year in the blogosphere is Apartment Therapy's Small Cool Contest. I was really hoping to be moved into a place in time enough time to enter this year, but I supposed there's always next year... My favorite entries are the Teeny Tiny and Tiny spaces because the dwellers have to get uber creative. I've rounded up my 9 favorite small space solutions from Small Cool 2013. (In no particular order.)
Above, Kacey makes a big, bold statement by jam-packing a wall with art, maps, and more framed in an eclectic mix of dark frames. I love having something interesting to look at!
|Angled furniture arrangement. Emily's Brownstone Studio|
|Behind-the-curtains bookcase headboard. Caitlin's Treetop Daydreams|
If I didn't have a phobia about things falling from shelves onto my head while sleeping, I would totally recreate this curtained, bookcase headboard. Instead, I'll just admire from a safe distance. ;)
|Ghost coffee table. Alexander's Small Space, Big Challenges|
Aaahhh, ghost furniture. The sleek transparency gives the illusion that the coffee table doesn't take up any floor space at all.
|Fireplace turned bookcase. Jennifer's Exposed Brick Studio|
|Creative dining space. Joy's Less is Definitely More|
Not all floorplans allow for a standalone table and chairs. This tiny dining space is out of the way, but doesn't feel cramped or isolated.
|Above cabinet storage space. Luz's Lucky Location|
That space above the cabinets? Oh yea! It's oft-forgotten, or even more often... used to store unsightly blender, toaster, and mixer boxes. (C'mon, I know I'm not the only guilty one.) From henceforth, I shall only store pretty things up there - and in an organized manner, too.
|Mirrored doors and furniture. Leslie's Enchanting Sunlight|
|Vertical utensil storage on the wall. Xsusha's Creative Small Thinking|
Vote for your favorite Small Cool 2013 spaces now! (All photos in this post are from Apartment Therapy.)