15 Christmas Trees That Are Easy to DIY For Small Spaces

Remember sitting around the christmas tree as a kid looking at your presents. And just bursting with exicitement.

Let’s try to get a bit of that feeling back.

OK I’m not going to give you presents. I’m talking about christmas trees that would also work in small spaces.

Because let’s be honest not everyone has the room for a traditional christmas tree. And the best part is you can DIY these untraditional christmas trees.

1. DIY Mermaid Sequin Christmas Tree

Who doesn’t love sequins? This red and green sequin christmas tree is fun spin on the traditional tree.

It would also be the perfect tree to put in your kid room. No mess. And they could spend hours just brushing the sequins back and forth.

Get started today and make this DIY mermaid sequin christmas tree.

2. Washi Tape Christmas Tree

Do you remember how for awhile people were using washi tape for everything. Hopefully you still have a roll of it hidden somewhere to make this tree.

It’s a minimalistic christmas tree. And the paper garland finishes things off perfectly.

Start putting some tape on your wall already. It time to make the washi tape christmas tree.

3. DIY Tree Shape Shelf

This christmas tree shaped shelf lets you put your presents inside of the tree. How cool is that?

I was going to say this tree would be perfect for the entry. But who am I kidding it would look perfect in any room.

All you need to do is make the DIY tree shaped shelf.

4. Pom Pom Holiday Tree

I love pom poms so it no surprise that I also love this pom pom christmas tree.

It also looks like a very soft tree. I could just reach out and touch it.

But if you want to feel the tree you first need to make this pom pom holiday tree.

5. DIY Makeshift Xmas Tree Wall Hanging

Another minimalistic christmas tree that doesn’t take up a lot of space.

Perfect for those living in apartments because when christmas is over you need to take down one wall hanging. And store one wall hanging.

So DIY this makeshift xmas tree wall hanging and save space.

6. Chalkboard Christmas Tree With Pom Pom Garland

This is a super cute christmas tree idea if you have a chalkboard wall. Just draw your tree on the wall. Hang up a little pom pom garland and your done.

This tree certaintly takes less time then setting up a real christmas tree. There no wrestling the tree out of it bags. Getting scratched as you try to fluff the branches.

If you would rather draw a tree than get scratched by branches it time to DIY the chalkboard christmas tree with a pom pom garland.

7. Wall Mounted Christmas Tree

For those who are wanting a traditional tree but don’t have the space this flat christmas tree is perfect.

It has everything you need from a real christmas tree. Space to hang ornaments. Space to put presents under the tree. And it would small good.

Get a tree or more specifically make this wall mounted christmas tree.

8. Christmas Tree Ornament Mobile

This is one of the best christmas trees ever. Now I been saying every christmas tree on this list is great and they are but this one is the best.

Because it’s hanging which means you have lots of space for presents underneath.

And it made out of ornaments which are wonderful and fun to buy. Plus it wouldn’t shed needles. If you want that pine smell you can buy a candle.

Gather your ornaments together because it time to them into this mobile christmas tree.

9. DIY Christmas Tree With Sticks

If you have lots of sticks in your backyard this christmas tree would be perfect for you.

It also great for those wanting a more rustic look as compared to some other christmas trees on this list.

SImply collect the sticks. Get some string lights and put it all together.

OK that probably simplify things a bit but it not that hard to DIY a christmas tree with sticks.

10. Giant DIY Christmas Tree

Another wonderfull texture christmas tree. This one is made out of paper. Plus you could totally decorate this tree with garlands and lights.

Well maybe check your lights to make sure they don’t get hot. You don’t want to be starting any fires.

But I’m getting a head of myself here first you would need to make this Giant DIY Christmas Tree.

11. DIY Makeshift Christmas Tree

For those wanting to keep things simple it doesn’t get any easier than this.

It a christmas tree wall hanging. Which means plenty of space for presents. And easy put up and take down.

Leaving you more time for what important. Eating all the christmas baking.

Get a wall hanging not a tree. Here how to DIY a makeshift christmas tree.

12. Mini Cactus Christmas Tree DIY

For those who don’t get snow at christmas and instead have nice warm weather at christmas this tree would be perfect.

It festive and unique. And it fits in better than fake snow.

Just be careful that you don’t get poked by the mini cactus christmas tree DIY.

13. DIY Christmas Tree Using Lights

String lights are amazing. You can use them in so many different ways. And they help make your room cozy.

Which is why I love this string light christmas tree.

This tree does take up a bit more space than some others but I think it worth it. It definitely lighter than the others.

Bad puns aside this DIY christmas tree using lights looks amazing.

14. DIY Wooden Board Christmas Tree

Another unique tree is this wood cut out of a christmas tree. It would also be super easy to set up.

It looks great obviously. And there still room to hang ornaments. Which I do love.

So grab a board it time DIY a wood christmas tree.

15. Modern Triangle Wall Christmas Tree

We’ll end with this christmas tree.

The perfect minimalistic tree while still getting that christmas feel with the greenery and the red berries.

A great alternative christmas tree for those in small spaces. Or maybe just those who don’t want to spend a lot of money on a christmas tree that only display for a couple months at most.

Instead make this amazing modern triangle wall christmas tree.

Pick a tree any tree. DIY your christmas tree. It’s a good way to start getting into the holiday spirit.

Looking for more christmas ideas check out 20 DIY Christmas Decorations or 25 Christmas Decorating Ideas.

35 of the Best Storage Hacks for Your Apartment

You can never have enought storage even in a normal house. But in an apartment storage is all the more precious. Which is why today I m showing you 36 ways you can add some more storage to your apartment.

How cute is this closet that hidden behind a curtain. Perfect for those looking to add storage.

This little office is great for small spaces. They also added a lot of storage around it with the angled cabinet and the boxes.

This rolling cart from IKEA is amazing. You can use it almost room to add storage.

I love this closet wall. It perfect for those with small spaces as it turns your closet into a nice feature wall.

Under your bed is always a good place to add a bit of storage. This platform bed takes that a step further.

Another way to add storage to your bed is with the headboard. You could also use these shelves as a night table.

Benches are a good way to seat people while saving space. Plus they added storage with these benches.

It nice to have a decidated spot for your keys so they don’t get lost. This magnetic strip is a good way to do that without taking up any extra space.

This desks if filled with storage oppurinties. You could store things on top of it, underneath it or even on the side.

Instead of adding just a console table while don’t you add some storage. They did both by hanging these white cabinets.

A comand central for your small space helping you stay organized. And this is something you could easily personalize to your own space.

One of the worst thing is running out of toilet paper and not having anymore in the bathroom This a great solution to that problem.

Another way to add storage by your desk is with a pegboard. I love how they painted this one black so it fades into the background.

What a clever way to add storage underneath your kitchen cabinets. Without taking up all the counterspace.

Another great storage bench. Because you can never have too much storage.

I love this system for storing books. It looks super cool and gives you a place to sit.

This little ladder rack is perect for an entry way. And it doesn’t even take up that much space.

A place that often not consider when adding storage is above the door. This shelf helps squeeze the most storage out of this bathroom.

A great way to add bookshelves to a space without taking up too much space. They even incorporate a gallery wall underneath it.

I love this floating night stand. It perfect for small spaces as it barely takes up any space.

This storage hack would be a easy way to add a large amount of storage to your apartment.

Corners can be an unused awkward space. These corner shelves help use that space.

Pegboard are great way to add storage that can be easily personalize to your space and your storage needs.

For those with tiny bedroms this wall of shelves are for you. They were even able to add a little desk with this set up.

Hampers are great for keeping your clothes off the floor but they can also take up a bunch of space. That why this hanging hamper is so handy.

A great way to save some space in your kitchen is with these maganetic spice racks. It also looks pretty cool which is a bonus.

Another great storage peice from IKEAis this basket table. Perfect for storing blankets.

A great way to use the storage space more efficiently is these shelves dividers. Helping you store things better.

Another way to do a night table that adds a lot of storage. Plus it looks super cute.

A great way to store everything you use in the shower. While keeping it all easily accessible.

These hanging baskets are a nice way to add storage. Plus they would work in any room.

Hanging these white cabinets up high are great way to add storage. And it fades it the background making it basically invisible.

This is a nice pantry for small spaces. Because it uses space that would otherwise be wasted.

This shelving unit adds a lot of storage. And it you could also use it as a desk.

Baskets are a great way to add hidden storage. Plus it makes organizing things easier.

These glass shelves add storage while not adding visual clutter. Win-win.

Hopefully this list helps you find ways to add storage to your own place. Storage hacks for apartments aren’t that hard it can be easy.

17 Cozy Small Living Rooms That Will Make You Want to Hibernate All Winter Long

Everyone wants a cozy living room in the winter. The question is how do you get that? Well today I’m not just giving you ideas I’m also going to be giving you some tips you can use to make your own living room a little cozier.

If you are living in a small space and find it hard to make sperate areas pay attention to how they put this sectional. They faced it towards the wall and the windows using the back of the sectional to seperate the living room from the rest of the space.

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Cozy sectional. A big part of what makes this space cozy is sectional. It has lots of pillows which also makes things cozier. And the sectional itself is cover in a nice texture fabric which also ups the cozy factor.

Fur bean bag. The second things that make the room cozy is the fur bean bag thing in the corner. Fur is great at making spaces cozier. And it nice to see it use on something you can sit on.

Something I think this room is missing is more things on the walls. Right now thier walls are a little bare looking. An nice cozy way to fill that space would be a textured wall hanging.

One of the things that make this space great is that everything is sized perfectly to fit this space. Which is something you need to pay extra attention to in a small space.

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Textured throw blanket .They have a great texture throw blanket on the couch. And throw blankets are on the fastest ways to make your space cozier.

Throw pillows.They have mutiple throw pillows on the couch which helps ups the cozy factor. They used several pillows in different textures which looks great.

Finally a shaggy rug. It helps pull everything together plus it adds texture to the room which always make things cozier.

This is a very grown up room while still being very cozy. They also took advantage of the space they had by filling it with the right size furniture. Plus the mirror above the couch bounces light around making this small space seem a little bigger.

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Velvet sofa. A big part of what makes this space cozy is the velvet sofa. It adds some wonderful texture. Plus it is a nice rich color.

Blankets. They always help with the cozy factor in any room. They also used the throw blanket in this room to add some more color and pattern to the space.

The rug. Rugs can makes spaces cozier even if their not super fluffy. And who wants cold feet in the winter time not me that for sure.

Even through this living room is tiny it works quite well. The way they set it up to face the TV helps seperate the living room from the rest of the space.

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Throw pillows are great at upping the cozy factor. They have several pillows which looks great. And they also matched their throw pillows too the ones in their dogs bed.

A rug. It helps pulls the room together. Plus it makes things cozier. Who wants to have cold feet in your house.

Something this room doesn’t have but would help make this space cozier is a blanket. Blankets always makes any space cozier. Plus their great for curling up on the couch.

This room is great for small spaces. They used the rug to help define the space as a living room. They used mirrors to bounce the light around and they used dressers instead of console tables to add some extra storage.

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The shaggy rug. It does more then define the space it also helps makes this space cozy.

Mutiple throw blankets. I love it when people incorporate a blanket into a living room and it just gets better the more they add.

Lots of pillows. Pillows can have a big impact on the cozy factor espically if your couch has more sleek look to it pillows can really cozy things up.

This is a tiny living room yet it still very cozy and welcoming. They really made the best use out of the space they had to make this living room.

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String lights.You might not think lights are related to the coziness of the room. But these lights add a lot to the room.They provide a nice soft glow which helps to set the mood.

Fur rug. If there anything that screams cozy it the fur rug. It nice and warm on your feet. Plus it adds some nice texture to the room.

Knitted pouf and knitted pillows. They are a nice way to add some texture to the room which up the coziness factor. And thier pillows which are super cozy.

A blanket. Blankets always add some coziness and they are the perfect thing if you want to curl up on the couch.

This picture shows only a little piece of the room. Yet just this small piece of the room already makes a big impact.

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The dark wall. It can be hard to use dark colors in a small space you might be worried of overwhelming the room. I really like how they did it here it makes a statement and really adds to the coziness of the room.

A velvet sofa. This sofa is great it a very classic shape yet the very interesting and different with it being cover in velvet. I also like how it adds a bit of color to this room.

This is a great living room for small spaces it very compact but also has everything you want in a living room. This room also has a very relaxed and airy feel to it yet it still cozy.

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Touches of sheepskin. They used sheepskin in a couple different places, to cover the stool and to add comfort to the woven chair. There is a sheepskin throw on the couch as well.

Slouchly pillows. Pillows always add to the coziness of a room but they add even more when their slouchly like these pillows. You can use them without worrying about wrecking them.

Big chunky knitted blanket. I love blankets but even more so chunky knitted blankets. It’s a very soft cozy look.

If you ever though cozy equals clutter this room proves your wrong. It a very grown up room yet it still cozy.

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Different texture pilow. The couch is full of pillows in all sorts of different textures. Which adds to the coziness of thr room.

Warm wood coffee table. The room itself has lots of light colors and is really bright so when you add some touches of darker wood it really helps warms the space up. The darker couch also helps makes this room even cozier.

A blanket. If you want to up the coziness of any room just add a blanket. They did here and it looks great. Blankets are also low commitment so its a easy way to play with texture or color.

It is quite a light room yest still cozy. They played with textures to add the coziness while still keeping things bright and airy.

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Texture wall hanging. The texture wall hanging adds a lot to this room. It fills up the wall nicely. And the different texture helps make the room cozier. Plus its light in color helping the room stays bright.

A shaggy rug. I don’t like having cold feet so I love rugs. These rug is great because it quite shaggy and textured. It also has a nice pattern which adds some interest to this room.

Texture poof. Think of poufs as giants pillows they will add to the coziness of your room but espically when they are textured.

Finally a throw blanket. I love blankets and I said this before but they are one of the easiest way you can up the coziness of a room.

This room has a lot going on but in a good way. They play with a lot of different textures which really adds to the coziness of a room.

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The blanket over the couch. Now they might have done that as a slip cover. But it really helps with making this room more approachable and cozy.

A fur skin. Fur adds coziness to a room no matter how you use it. They kept things low key and just added a fur skin to the floor.

Throw pillow. They have mutiple throw pillow on the couch which is a great way to play with texture and color.

If you want to add coziness a good place to start is shaggy rug + pillows + blankets = instant coziness and this room pulled if off very nicely.

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Shaggy rug. Shaggy rugs are the best adding coziness to a room plus they keep your feet warm so its a win win situation.

Throw pillows. Pillow are a great way to add some coziness to a room. If you have lots of pillows switch up their texture to make things even cozier.

Mutiple blankets and fur skins. I’m a big lover of blankets and believe that everyone should add at least one to their room in the winter. Of course addding some fur skins to the mix just makes things even cozier.

This room is very welcoming. The pillows and the blankets make it an inviting space to sit. and I love the natural light it getting from the window.

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Throw blanket. They always add to the coziness of a room. If you remeber nothing else remeber throw blankets = coziness.

Pillows . Another easy way to add some coziness to a room. Espically when you have mutiple pillow with different textures.

This room is great. It flooded with natural light. Super welcoming and super cozy with all the blankets and pillows.

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Blankets, blankets and balnkets. This room has several blankets in different textures. And it adding a lot to the coziness of the room.

Lots of pillows. Pillows also add to the coziness of the room. And adding lots of pillow in different textures just mutiples their coziness.

Rug. A good rug always add to the coziness of a room. And it doesn’t have to be a shaggy rug either low pile rugs can still add to the cozines of a room.

In a lot of ways this room is very simple. It all neutral tones and there not a lot in it yet it still a very cozy rooom.

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Wall hanging. Adding a texture wall hanging can really up the coziness of your room. They also are more interesting then some generic artwork.

Fur stool. Fur anything adds to the cozness of a room.This fur stool is also cool because you can use it.

Texture blanket. Blankets are great at adding to the coziness of the room. Even more so when it a super texture blanket like this one.

A rug. It doesn’t have to be super shaggy or this huge rug. Adding a rug will make your room coziness no matter.

This room has a lot of natural light and they also have a lot plants. It very cool and lived in without being clutterly or bare. It really strikes that perfect balance

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Texture rug. Now texture in this case isn’t shaggy this rug looks to be a woven jute rug. And it still adding to the coziness of the room.

Curtains. They are also great at making rooms cozy. Espically when a room gets a much natural light as this one. They help diffuse the light.

Pillows and blankets. One of the fastest way to make your room cozier. I do wish there would have been more in this room but even just adding a couple can make your room cozier.

This living room looks cozy and well-loved. And it would work nicely in small spaces. Because the bones of this living room are the sectional which is pushed against the wall, the rug which anchors the space and little table which helps finish things off.

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Blankets, blankets and more blankets. They make your room cozier with very low commitment. Here they used several blankets to get that cozy factor.

Pillows are another easy way to make things cozier. They use lots of pillows with different textures.

Fur skins are another way to make your room look cozy. They used one on the floor more like a rug but you could also use fur on a stool or even as a pillow.

As we start to enter this winter season make your living room cozier taking inspiration from the pictures above.

Never Overspend Again 13 Ways to Decorate Your Apartment on a Budget

Moving out into your own apartment is a big moment. You finally have your own place you can decorate however you want. And it is up to you to make the decisions.

Decorate your aprartment on a budget. Lets be honest most us don't have tons of extra money to spend on decorating. So keep things cheap and stay on budget.

Now sometimes moving to your own place can be a bit overwhelming. There so many things you need and everything so pricey. You wanted to spend your money on decorating your apartment not on buying utensils.

Don’t worry you can decorate your apartment on a budget. It doesn’t have to cost too much.

Shop secondhand

An easy way to save money is to shop second hand. It a lot cheaper plus it also good for the environment to shop second hand. Win-win.

There is a great article about how to do this right over here.

Another thing you can do to get second-hand furniture is look at what people are giving away. Sites like Kijiji and Next Door often have people giving things away for free as long as you’ll pick it up.

Depending on your city and where your living you might also be able to find people giving away things by putting them by the curb. Some cities do this for a weekend. Other cities always allow this, you could look into what your city allows.

Furniture refinishing

Sometimes when buying use furniture it doesn’t quite look the way you want it too. It might be a good shape but the wrong colour. Or maybe it has too many dings and scratches which you want to cover up.

The good news is you can often refinish your furniture. And the first step to doing that is to figure out what it made out of.

If it solid wood furniture here a good guide on how to refinish it.

If it made out particleboard here how you can refinish it.

And if you are not sure what you’re doing here how to paint furniture for beginners. No matter what its made out.

Reupholster things

Have you ever spotted the most beautiful chair only it was the most hideous shade of purple? That purple might have been a blessing in disguise scaring off people who couldn’t see the potential underneath it.

Of course, taking it to professional to get it to reupholster can be pricey. But don’t worry apartment therapy has a great list of ways you can reupholster your own furniture for cheap.

Which helps you actually stick your budget when trying to decorate your apartment on a budget

Paint the walls

Paint really does have the power to transform a space. And it relativity inexpensive as long as you do the painting yourself.

So check with your landlord before you begin if you are allowed or not.

If you are allowed, it is time to pick out your paint colors. If your landlord doesn’t want you painting your walls skip ahead to next item which is removable wallpaper.

Once you have your colors picked out it time to do the actual painting Here are some tips on how to paint a room for the very first time.

Removable wallpaper

Sometimes landlords don’t allow you to paint the walls. Thankfully removable wallpaper exists.

Since its removable you can put it up and then change your mind as much as you want.

And of course when its time to move on to another place you can take it down letting your keep your damage deposit.

Amazon has some good options for removable wallpaper.

Free wall art

If you want you’re placed to look finished you’ll need to hang something on the walls. And hanging up some art can also be a great way to inject some of your personality into space.

However, artwork is probably not too high on your list of priorities right now. That understandable luckily free printable art exist online.

This blog seems to have a lot of free printable art.

Use mirrors

Something to consider when you’re decorating a small space is how to make the most of the light epically the natural light you have.

And there different things you can do keeps things open. Use light colors. But probably the best thing at bouncing light around is a mirror.

It may seem cliche but mirrors can help brighten up your space. And if you’re looking for mirrors on a budget where better to shop then IKEA.

Washi tape decorating

A cheap and good way to decorate for indecisive people like me is with washi tape. It not that expensive. And you can quickly put it up or take it down if you no longer like it.

Here a great tutorial on how to use washi tape for wall decals. And here is a giant list of ways you can use washi tape to decorate.

Cheap curtains

Curtains are great. They block light. They absorb noise. And they’re ridiculously expensive for just a rectangle piece of fabric.

Luckily it easy enough to make your own curtains. And you don’t need to sew. Here how to make DIY cheap curtains.

Cheap rugs

When you’re trying to decorate your apartment on a budget you not might consider rugs that important. I would like you to reconsider that.

Rugs can help separate your space into more separate rooms. It can add warmth to your apartment. Also, it will absorb noise.

Rugs can be pricey there no getting around that. But I would argue that it a good investment to make. But don’t worry if you don’t have tons of money it doesn’t have to cost that much

Ikea has some affordable rug options.

Amazon also has some affordable rug options.


It’s important to have some life in your apartment. And that can happen with colors or pets but an easier way to add life is with plants.

And don’t ignore this if you’re bad at keeping plants alive. Nowadays fake plants are almost identical to real plants.

And they can still add some life to your place. Even if it fake.

If your not sure where to look for fake plants or real plants IKEA has a good selection. Otherwise even amazon has some cute plants like these succulents.

Removable tiles

Remember earlier when I introduced to you this wonderful thing called removable wallpaper. Well, it turns out there more than wallpaper in that family. It time to introduce you to removable tiles.

Perfect for if your tiles are dirty or dated. And it a super quick and easy way to refresh your space. Simple peel and stick your new tiles on.

Upgrade your kitchen counters

In a similar line of though if you want to upgrade your kitchen counters a quick and easy way to do that is to use contact paper.

Change up the look of your counters with none of the hassle or the cost of actually taking your counters out and putting them back in. Here how to do it.

It not always easy to decorate your apartment on a budget Hopefully this posts gives you some ideas. Just remember have fun with it.

You don’t have to finish everything today. Decorating is like a constant work in progress things are always changing as your style evolve. So relax and enjoy the process.

10 Modern Small Kitchen Ideas That Look Gorgeous

It can be hard to fit a kitchen into a small space. Especially when you want a normal kitchen you can cook in, not just a fridge for leftover take out.

It is possible to make small kitchens fuctional. At times it does take some creativity and you want to maximise every inch you have but it’s possible.

In fact, all these modern small kitchens that I’m about to show you didn’t have a lot of square footage. Yet each one found ways to incorporate storage and make the kitchen useable.

Modern And Light Gallery Kitchen

This is a cool kitchen. It’s modern without being all white. They have storage without felling cramped. And they even managed to incorporate some art into this kitchen.

Ideas for your small kitchen

Set up your breakfast bar at counter height. This gives you a great spot to eat and it could also double as extra counter space.

Add storage up high. They extended their cupboards to the ceiling. And even add some more high above the breakfast bar. They have lots of storage but it doesn’t get in the way

Hang art. This might not be something you thought of doing in your kitchen but if you have a bank wall hang up some art. It injects of bit of your personality and it helps finish the room.

White Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

This is a tiny kitchen yet they manage to incorporate all the comforts of home. While still making their kitchen feel bright and airy.

Ideas for your small kitchen

Keep the color palette simple. This kitchen has white walls, white cupboards, light countertop and light floors. This brighten the space. And it also prevents things from getting too busy.

Put your appliances besides each other. They put the stove and the fridge beside each other. This helps makes the most out of the space they have and eliminates any awkward pieces of counter.

Add a window if possible. This kitchen has a lot of storage both upper and lower cabinets. By adding the window they keep things light and bright.

Simple Open Kitchen

This kitchen has a casual vibe to it. Which I love. It’s such a simple and effortless look that you don’t often find in a kitchen.

Ideas for your small kitchen

Use shelves instead of cupboards. They both add storage but shelves do it while keeping things open.

White cabinets and white walls. Making them the same color helps the cabinets to fade into the background.

Shelve your microwave. Putting your microwave up on a shelf frees up counter space while still keeping the microwave nearby.

Small House Modern Kitchen

Another white kitchen but this one has a more rustic vibe. And that rustic vibe is coming from the wonderful caulted wood ceiling.

Ideas for your small kitchen

Put wood on your ceiling. Especially if you have a high ceiling, it helps warm things up while drawing your eye upwards.

Put storage on the other side of the island or peninsula. This can help eliminate those dreadful corner cupboards. And stops you from wasting space.

Move your stove around. Most people don’t put their stove on the peninsula but why not? It frees up counter space and if you’re entertaining you can look at your guests rather then away from them.

Small Modern Kitchen With Storage

A modern kitchen with lots of storage. They really used every inch of this small kitchen.

Ideas for your small kitchen

Keep your cabinets simple and bright. Their white glossy cabinets reflect the light. Which stops them from overwhelming the room.

Incorporate storage everywhere. They have a knife rack above the stove. Cutting boards leaning against the wall. There are jars on their counters. They took every storage opportunity they had.

Wood Countertops. They help break up the white and add life to the kitchen.

Stylish White Modern Kitchen

This is basically my dream kitchen. It has wonderful light. It’s simple with interesting elements. What else could you need?

Ideas for your small kitchen

No handles. This kitchen is very simple and big part of what makes it seem so simple and calm is the lack of handles and pulls on all the cabinets.

Add windows whenever possible. What makes this kitchen so great is the natural light it’s getting from the window. Even though the window is in an awkward spot they made it work.

Add shelves. Especially when you have a wall of cabinets shelves can be a way to add storage without taking up space or blocking the light.

Small Apartment Kitchen

This kitchen seems a lot more realistic to me then some of the other options. It a narrow galley kitchen that isn’t fancy.

Ideas for your small kitchen

Get the fridge of the way. Fridges can be big and hard to fit in your kitchen. By putting it on the other side of the room they maximise counter space.

Add upper cabinets above table. They add a big cabinet above their table. Which is a good way to add some extra storage space.

Simple White Kitchen

This is another nice bright kitchen that full of storage. They even managed to show a bit of their personality.

Ideas for your small kitchen

Hide your fridge. It looks like in this case they panel their fridge but even matching the colour of your fridge to your cabinets can help it to disappear into the background.

Break up your storage. Just cabinets can quickly become boring and industrial. In this kitchen, the cabinets are broken up by shelves and pretty storage containers. Providing the storage you need with the look you deserve.

Showcase your personality. You don’t have to hide your personalize in small spaces. Add it with small touches like a flowerpot. Or upgrade common items to make them your personality.

Clean Wood Kitchen

This is a very modern kitchen without being all white. So perfect for those who don’t have a spotlessly clean house.

Ideas for your small kitchen

Put the breakfast bar in front of the window. It can be hard to add storage to walls that have windows. Plus you’ll get to look outside when eating.

Say no to white. Instead of making everything white like usual why don’t you switch things up a little with a light colour wood like this kitchen. Still modern but not so white.

Stick to a color scheme. Everything in this kitchen that isn’t wood is white black or grey. And this reduces visual clutter by making everything belong together.

Basic White Modern Kitchen

One last modern kitchen. Like the other kitchens it looks amazing has tons of storage and is a fuctional kitchen you can use.

Ideas for your small kitchen

Don’t put handles on your cabinets. They add a lot of visual clutter and don’t always look the best. Keep them off for a sleeker look.

White glossy cabinets can seem like a cliche but they work. This kitchen is packed with storage and looks amazing due to those white glossy kitchen cabinets.

Hopefully, this helps inspire your kitchen and ways you can add storage while modernizing it. And remeber add your personality.

Upgrade your kitchen from blah to wow with these modern small ktichen ideas.

28 DIY Apartment Decor Ideas That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Space

Having your own place for the first time is exciting. You do whatever you want. You can decorate however you want.

It can also be overwhelming when you first get your own place. How do you take this empty place and turn it into your home?

A great way to make your place feel more like home is to personalize it. Hang up your artwork. Arrange your furniture. Put pieces in your apartment that are a reflection of you and your style.

That why I made this list of DIY decor for apartments. So you can make your apartment feel like home.

Hanging Shelves


These hanging shelves are a great place to start decorating. They’re a simple project that also gives you display space.

Make and hang these shelves then use them.Display souvenirs from your last vacation. Or use them to collect glasses. It’s your place you can do what you want.

Macrame Room Divider


Your place might be a little small a way to make it feel more like home is to have “separate” rooms. You might not be able to put up real walls which is where this macrame room divider comes in handy.

It helps you create the illusion of having a separate space. While still keeping things open and letting light through.

Magnetic Spice Rack


Having to cook for yourself can be to put it politely is an interesting experience. You might not know how to cook that well. If you even know how to cook at all.

Something that helps improve almost any dish is using spice and more than salt and pepper they barely count as spices.

This magnetic spice rack is a great way to store spices and it will remind you to use them.

DIY Floating Shelves


Floating shelves are great because they look amazing in any space no matter your style.

They also add some storage and let you show off your home decorating skills.

Build these shelves. Then fill them up with your things. It will happen quicker than you think.

Wire Basket Side Table


This DIY is super simple and comes together fast. But it still has a unique look to it.

You can be like yeah I made it wasn’t a big deal I just whip it up yesterday afternoon. You don’t need to tell them how easy it was to make.

IKEA Hack Storage Bed


Especially if you’re living in small space stuff accumulates really fast. Which is why I love this bed because it adds so much storage.

And it isn’t that complicated because it’s mainly IKEA stuff. If you can put together an IKEA shelf you can build this bed.

Wall Mounted Desk


Lots of these DIYs incorporate storage in them. And this one is no different.

It also can act as a feature wall and display space. And it gives you a desk because hey you’re a grown-up now.

Spine Book Shelf


If you love books and don’t have enough space for all of them this is the bookshelf for you.

It piling your books but it looks better than having piles of books everywhere.

DIY Curtain Closet


I like fashion. I like clothes so I tend to have a lot of clothes. Which is why I love this closet so much.

It gives you lots of storage and will hide all your clothes. Plus if you choose white curtains the closet fades into the background

Corner Floating Shelves


These corner shelves are great especially if you have limited wall space for shelves. Or maybe just want some wall space for art.

Plus it classier than just shoving your things on a pile in a corner. So win-win right?

DIY Sofa Table


This table is great for giving you a spot to put your glasses especially if you don’t have room for traditional side tables.

You no longer need to balance your coffee on the couch. And then have your coffee spill on your couch when you forgot how carefully it was balanced.

Rope Wall Divider


This rope wall is great for separating spaces without blocking the light. Especially if your apartment is one big empty room right now you’ll want some room dividers.

Separate your bedroom from your living space. Just be aware people can still see through it.

Drawer Liners


Sometimes your space might feel a little gross when you first move in. Giving everything a deep cleaning helps but so does these drawer liners.

They hide those stains that you don’t know where they’re from. And it’s a fun way to add a hidden pop of colour.

Hanging Night Table


This night table looks so trendy and chic because it hanging.

It also eliminates any shit that just fell behind the night table. because it’s always something important like your phone that falls.

Copper Edge Mirror


A mirror is a good thing to have by your door. It lets you do a quick check so you don’t embarrass yourself in public.

This one is also a very grown-up and chic mirror, making it perfect for your apartment.

Platform Bed With Cabinets


This bed is doing a lot. Its adding storage. And its separating your bed from the rest of the space.

Plus it basically the grown-up version of bunk beds. And let be honest you probably wanted a bunk bed at some point.

Suitcase Bar Table


This bar table is a classy way of displaying your liquor collection. It also small enough to fit in almost any space.

If you don’t drink this could also be a cute way to display other things.

DIY Painted Rug


This rug is great because it’s cheap and personal. You can make this rug using whatever colour or pattern that will reflect your style the best.

Plus it adds warmth nothing worse than a cold floor on a chilly day.

Timber Side Table


If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space this table would be the perfect addition.

And if you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space please use it and enjoy it. Not everyone is lucky enough to have an outdoor space.

DIY Globe Pendant


Light shopping is ridiculous. Everything boring and basic until it gets really expensive then there are cool light but they are unaffordable.

Which makes DIY light so much more perfect. It a way to express your style and get extra lighting at the same time.

Renter Friendly Shiplap Wall


As a renter, you might have swooned over the shiplap look thinking you’ll never have it.

This renter-friendly shiplap wall doesn’t put any holes in the wall which means you can finally make the feature wall of your dreams.

DIY Crate Storage


If you’re not a comfortable DIYing this is the perfect beginner project. It requires no tool and comes together quickly.

It also adds storage and you can configure it to fit any space.

Hide TV With Artwork


It great watching things on the big screen but it screen themselves can look ugly. Especially when you don’t have a lot of wall space to start with.

This method lets you hide your TV behind artwork making the most of your wall and keeping things looking great.

Leather Wall Hooks


These leather hooks would be great to have anywhere. It allows you to hang up sweater, coats, bags and your keys.

These hooks will help you from keeping things from disappearing. Having to find your keys when you’re already running late can be a stressful situation.

Paint Grout


Having bathroom or kitchen tiles that have discoloured grout can look so gross.

Which is why I love painting your grout. It an easy way to freshen up space without having to rip everything out and redo the tiling.

Dresser Platform Bed


If you’re looking for another option for a platform bed look no further, this one uses dressers. Which means it pretty easy to put together.

Like the other platform beds, this also is a great way to add storage. And separate your bedroom from the rest of your space.

Dresser Makeover


When you move out people sometimes offer their old furniture as hand me downs. And while at the moment it might be hard to look past their date look. You need to look at what potential they have and what they might become.

This is one of the best dresser makeovers I’ve seen and she started out with an old dated-looking dresser.

DIY Pegboard Wall


And the last thing on this list is the giant pegboard wall. It way to add storage. And would make for a great feature wall.

Plus since it a pegboard you can always reconfigure the shelves and switch things up.

There a lot you can do to personalize your apartment. And make it feel like home. So what are you waiting to pick one of these projects and start today.

Looking for more DIY ideas check out DIY Wood Projects, Wood Crates DIY’s or Christmas DIY’s.