Cool Design for Small Spaces
Author and designer Kyle Schuneman takes you through the transformation of small apartments in a wide range of styles in his book The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces. It’s full of great photography, budget-friendly inspiration and crafty decorating tips that even the klutziest of us can pull off.
It came to my attention last month when I heard that it mentioned LushPad as a resource for used designer and mid-century modern furniture. Of course I had to take a closer look!
Styles highlighted in the book include the Artist, the Bohemian, the Preppy, the Roommates, the Collector, and the Rebel. Also included are Cheat Sheets to help you build your own style from the ground up.
Two of my favourite tips from the book:
- Use Tempaper - a temporary wallpaper that’s easily removed so it’s great for rental apartments – to brighten up a room.
- Find the perfect rug for your dining room. Make sure the rug is low pile and a washable material like cotton. Width is especially important. All the legs of your chairs should fit on the rug, even when pulled out from the table.
It’s a great book if you want new thoughts from a fresh mind on how to decorate your space, or if you’re looking for the perfect house-warming gift for a friend. You can find it on Amazon here.
Leave one of your own decorating tips in the comments section below and we’ll choose one comment at random to win a copy of The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces. We’ll draw for the lucky winner on October 31st, 2012.
UPDATE: Patricia Terlaan wins our copy of The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces. Congrats, Patricia!